just received and tried out the gator blades on my gt5k with 48 inch deck, i agree with aegt5000, i didnt notice any improvement. i did notice less suction while mowing along the gravel driveway and road frontage, they didnt suck up loose gravel like the stock high lift blades, a plus to me, probably a downfall for others not in this situation. i may have to switch back to the stock high lift blades to grind up leaves in the fall. after looking at the new blade design, i think they would be a big help on my older mowers with stock no lift blades. i mowed my road frontage because the county cant seem to come by with a snowplow, brush hog or road grader. it still took 2 passes as did the stock blades did last year, but i would have expected this. this was side discharge with no mulching. another plus, the mower deck wasnt completely clogged with clippings when done.
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