About the Gator Mulcher

What makes the Gator Mulcher different from ordinary mulching blades?

The high lift on the Gator Mulcher draws the grass up, giving it a clean, even cut Other mulching blades push grass down, often resulting in an uneven, ragged cut. The high lift also makes using the Gator Mulcher in bagging operations an excellent choice. You get the look of a bagged lawn while reducing clippings by up to 5O%.

How do the teeth work?

While it may appear that the raised teeth are for cutting, they don't cut the grass at all. It is the angle of the tooth that produces the excellent mulching results. The teeth angle toward the center of the blade to redirect the airflow and push the grass clippings back over the cutting edge of the mower blade again and again. At a maximum blade tip speed of 19,000 FPM the same grass clipping moves across the cutting edge an average of 4 times, resulting in a superior mulch. The teeth on other mulching blades angle out-from the blade, directing the clippings away from the blade's cutting edge, resulting in much larger clippings.

Is the Gator Mulcher right for my mower?

On standard mowers, the Gator Mulcher works best on multi-blade decks, particularly when mowing into the discharge. Mulching adapter kits are not required. For single blade applications we recommend installing a mulching kit for best results, but you will see significant mulching action even without an adapter. Gator Mulcher blades will enhance the performance of any mulching mower, single or multi-blade.

Under what conditions will the Gator Mulcher perform best?

The Gator Mulcher works best when removing about an 1 1/2 in. of grass, however many cutters have had success in much longer grass. The Gator Mulcher also performs extremely well in sandy conditions. For fall leaf cleanup, nothing works better. Leaves are reduced to a powder, so bagging or vacuuming is not required.

How do I sharpen a Gator Mulcher blade?

The teeth on the Gator Mulcher do not cut the grass, so sharpening them isn't required. Simply sharpen your GatorMulcher as you would any standard mower blade.

Is there a Gator Mulcher blade for my mower?

We offer Gator Mulchers for both residential and commercial mowers specifically designed for the most popular mower applications.

 

What about blade quality?

Gator Mulcher blades are made in the U.S. from the finest American made high carbon 10B38 steels. The cutting edges are carbide milled for a super sharp edge. Every blade is fully heat-treated to a Rockwell C-scale hardness of 50 for optimum safety and durability, then straightened for a precision cut.

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