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    Default Mower blades

    Hi all

    I've got a 6' finishing mower (3 rotors) it came originally with one piece blades but I'm thinking of converting it to swing blades as these are so much cheaper to replace. Has anyone got any advice/thoughts on this.

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    Chris


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    Default Re: Mower blades

    Chris, where do you find swing blades for a finish mower? I've never seen that.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Mower blades

    Hi Bird

    The finishing mower I've got is an Italian model (Sitrex) and here in Australia they supply them with either 1 piece or swing blades, I bought the one piece on advice from the dealer but I think it was because it was all he had in stock.

    Chris


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    Default Re: Mower blades

    http://www.sitrex.com/sitrex_shock.htm
    This site shows one of the Sitrex finishing mowers. Nothing about swing blades, but that doesn't mean they don't have them for this or another model. The idea is interesting, but I would think the spindle would have to be much stronger to take the potential punishment. A photo of the swing blades would be great.


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    Default Re: Mower blades

    Swing type blades to replace standard blades are produced by a company called Meg-Mo. Website at www.meg-mo.com


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    Default Re: Mower blades

    hi beenthere

    I don't have a photo of the blades, but the dealer who supplied the mower tells me at least 50% of these mowers he sells have swing blades fitted, I don't really understand what you mean about the extra punishment as the whole point of a swinging blade is to offer much more give with obstructions etc. both my 6' slasher and my sthil hand mower have swing blades.

    Chris<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by ChrisR on 09/03/01 09:32 AM (server time).</FONT></P>

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    Default Re: Mower blades

    Thanks for the information, Chris. They may be available in this country, too, and I don't know whether they would be any better or worse; just have never seen or heard of them for finish mowers. I'll have to try the site Jack listed.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Mower blades

    My concern is much less now that I looked at the site that showed the swing blades. The four blades on a disc look great, and I might try to get something like that. Thanks for posting.


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