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#1 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 06:30 PM

I was running a newer Cub Cadet (model 2206) and my Garden Mark Squire (Simplicity 725) last night. The quality of cut from the 12 year old Cub Cadet is inferior to a 50+ year old antique.

The blades on the Cub need to be replaced, but even new they weren't much better.

It's as if the blades are more likely to knock down the grass instead of cutting it.

I'm wondering if the speed of the blades has been reduced to make it "safer"?
Or does anyone have experience with better after-market blades?

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:49 AM

I have noticed the same thing. Sold my newer mower and kept the 45 year old mower because the yard looks more manicured..

Part of it I think is the deck design as the older decks were heavier built so they don't flex also they seem to be taller? so there is more room for the cut grass to go up out of the way of the blades.

Some of the poor cut might be me because the newer mower had a lot of power so I drove it faster.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 11:07 AM

I think a lot of it is the new ones have a shallow deck, so not much room for exiting grass. Fill the upper area too much, then the vacuum effect drops, leaving a less desired cut.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 03:22 PM

I think a lot of it is the new ones have a shallow deck, so not much room for exiting grass. Fill the upper area too much, then the vacuum effect drops, leaving a less desired cut.

What that tells me is they want you to cut twice a week, so it doesn't grow so tall. Ain't happening here!

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 03:38 PM

What that tells me is they want you to cut twice a week, so it doesn't grow so tall. Ain't happening here!


What that tells me is they save on metal over a taller deck! They save money by being cheap, then charge more! Same way with food & everything else...get less...pay more!

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 05:43 PM

I know the deck under my CC is HEAVY. I can't pick it up, but the the deck under my Snapper RER I can carry one handed.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 06:51 PM

I know the deck under my CC is HEAVY. I can't pick it up, but the the deck under my Snapper RER I can carry one handed.


Oh yes, the older CC's decks are heavy! Even have some cast metal on them.




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