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#1 Aarononious OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Hi,

 

First post here.  Learned lots and I've tried to bore a hole in the internet for this but can't find a reasonably priced set of replacement blades for my Ford 42" deck (09GN3682).  The best I can do is $35/ea from Messicks.  I've read a lot that the mower, a YT16H, is near identical to many different makes.  Does this similarity extend to the deck?

 

I picked this mower up for $100 (smokin' deal I know) so I'm a bit leery of spending $105 to replace the blades that are nearing shrapnel status.

 

I bought some that were near identical for $35 for a set of three (They were for a Jacobson, maybe I'm remembering wrong) except the bolt pattern was wrong so I returned them.  Should I have bought new spindles that match?  Any ideas from fellow Ford 42" deck owners?

 

I could say more but I've already written a book...

 

Thank you,

 

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:06 PM

Just sharpen them, till there's nothing left!

Times change, but the old stuff don't much!

Enjoy; )

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Don't know if this is the same 42" deck

https://www.bantasaw...asp?i=492&p=853

 

This is a Stens dealer in Canada

 

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Posted August 04, 2016 - 07:52 PM

I agree with stiemmy, keep sharpening them. I've matched the few that I needed at NAPA. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 04, 2016 - 08:36 PM

I honestly can't in good conscience use the current blades any longer.  They are cracked nearly the entire length of the bent area with just a tiny bit hanging on.  Plus they're so dull I'd probably have to grind a good .125 off to get to sharp again.

 

I'll try NAPA, I hadn't thought of that.

 

The Stens look identical to the ones I returned... Maybe I'll buy them again and ask someone at work to match the bolt pattern.  My center hole is 3/4 or so and has a slot.  The two outer holes are spaced further out.  Maybe I should find the spindles that match those blades:)

 

Thank you for the quick responses, the grass is getting tall.



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Posted August 05, 2016 - 07:24 AM

:welcometogttalk: :camera: of your machine



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Posted August 05, 2016 - 08:03 AM

You might try this blade search.



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Posted August 05, 2016 - 08:08 AM

If you can provide length, bolt hole size and spacing , and possibly a Pic theres a good chance I can match one up for you

Blade length is measured diagonally tip to tip


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:50 PM

I think this is the blade you are looking for. I got 3 set of blades when I bought my LGT 145. The measurement are close to what I have are. http://www.mfgsupply...sen-500904.html

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Posted August 09, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Just run em, they last forever, unless you hit a pipe stake or equivalent to that!

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Posted August 23, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Apologies for going silent, been pretty busy.  I wanted to come back and report that I'm going to buy replacement Oregon blades 91-226 which has  (as far as I've been able to deduce) the right center hole shape/size and bolt spacing.  They are .500" too long so I'm going to cut the extra off which should give reduce my cutoff wheel stash significantly.  I think these blades are actually the 48" deck blades but the patter etc. is the same.  Maybe next year I'll get a 48" deck off of Craigslist.

 

Hopefully they come this week and I'll mow one more time this year with them.  Need to get it low for the leaf sweeping battle of fall.

 

Regards,

 

Aaron



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Posted August 23, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Be sure to balance them, especially after altering them!!!

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 11:11 AM

Miraculously these blades fit as is.  I found one from one vendor on Amazon and two from another on Amazon.  Interestingly enough the two had a tapered cutting edge, the single was straight.  Both had the 91-226 part number stamped into them.  The two look like they've sat on a shelf for a while.  The clearance tip to tip is about .050" (no I didn't measure it).  I put the straight blade in the middle as you can see in the picture.  I can't believe how smoothly it runs now.  used to vibrate quite a bit with the old blades (also in the picture).

 

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