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#1 Deck_Drive OFFLINE  

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 08:55 PM

Ok, I have an old MTD new englander. It has an 18hp briggs engine, a 44in deck, and a 4 speed transmission. I would like to perform a restoration on this tractor. For being 27 years old it runs, and mows well.
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Someone told me it has a mega mo system. Could anyone tell me where I could get blades.

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 09:05 PM

Never seen such a blade system on a rider before. Much like a discbine or bush hog.

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 09:07 PM

Swing blades like you see on bush hog mowers, never seen or heard of them on GTs before, neat.

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 09:49 PM

Never seen those on a GT either... really different!

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 11:40 PM

Ya, I have never seen it. Its nice though. Even though the blades are junk, it mows nice.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 04:37 AM

Like Daniel said,that looks very much like a bush hog blade set up.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 07:10 AM

Blades are just $4.95 each. Here's the company site:

Meg-Mo Systems - Lawn Mower Blades, Replacement Mower Blades, Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades, Mulch Grass

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 07:48 AM

That would be a good deck to have for rough cut areas.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 10:32 AM

Ok, to get all 8 blades, it would cost me $39.60. But, where could I get the blades with out paying to get them shipped to my house?

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 10:39 AM

Ok, to get all 8 blades, it would cost me $39.60. But, where could I get the blades with out paying to get them shipped to my house?


Even if you found a place to order the blades locally, it would be a special order item, and you'd still pay the shipping. Only if you found a place that normally stocked them would you not pay the shipping.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 02:30 PM

Yup, shipping is just part of the cost of getting parts...... As Dan said unless someone stocks them and gets them in to their shop as part of a stocking order, shipping is part of the cost. You pay it on one side or the other. I get that at work all the time[I work for a mail order co] They tell me "your competition will ship free", but you ask them if the part is priced the same and they will usually tell me the "part costs more"...... So you shop around find the best combo of part/price/and DO NOT FORGET service, and then you buy'em.
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Posted July 18, 2010 - 03:00 PM

Well, Ill order the blades after I get my Farmall H going.

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Posted July 18, 2010 - 09:11 PM

:ditto: the above posts about a GT having those type of Blades. Never seen one in my life

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Posted July 20, 2010 - 09:43 PM

Ok, I think my tractor here is an 8??. It just doesnt have bolt on rear wheels. Its has a cast iron rearend. Ill take pics tomorrow

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Posted September 06, 2010 - 07:55 AM

Ok, I think my tractor here is an 8??. It just doesnt have bolt on rear wheels. Its has a cast iron rearend. Ill take pics tomorrow


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