Straight Blades on 60" MMM ??

John T

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I had a brain fart and ordered 3 blades for my mower ..... but then noticed they don't have the raised "step" in the middle.... like the stock blades....

They are straight .... all the way across...

Not sure if the bolt has enough thread to space them down.....

anyone ever run straight blades? would they be up too high to cut correctly?

Anyway... just thinkin out loud...

Bought on Amazon prime , so I will probably return them .....
 

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not sure WHY you need to be spoon fed....

If you don't understand the difference between a straight mower blade and an offset/dropped blade.....

why bother responding at all?

obviously you have NO knowledge in the subject.


PS
happy Memorial day
John T… Did your Mother and Daddy never teach you common courtesy? (not to mention a lack of humor)

A “straight” blade would be one without scimitar…or sweep. A FLAT blade would be one without “drop” ……Or…. “Lift”…..as you failed to describe adequately….and why a picture would have clarified.

Hope THIS post helps you in several ways.
 
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John T

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John T… Did your Mother and Daddy never teach you common courtesy? (not to mention a lack of humor)

A “straight” blade would be one without scimitar…or sweep. A FLAT blade would be one without “drop” ……Or…. “Lift”…..as you failed to describe adequately….and why a picture would have clarified.

Hope THIS post helps you in several ways.
I never had a mommy or daddy.... I was raised by a wolf.

But besides that, there was nothing discourteous about my reply.... YOU OFFERED NOTHING.

only a failed attempt at "so called" humor.

suck it up nancy.

yeah, I don't know all the proper mower blade terminology....

BTW, neither do you.... If you did you would have known what I'm talking about and gave useful info.
Instead you knee jerk answered.... because I guess you feel the need to reply to every thread even if you are clueless.

Then you got butt-hurt and went on a google search. :ROFLMAO:

1 attaboy.

PS.
nothing about your original reply was humorous.... it was just stupid.
 
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I'd think the straight blades will not work as well as the OEM design. I found out you need 'high lift' blades if you use a bagger on a rider, the regular 'lift' versions clogged the 'tubing' between deck and bags.
The OEM blades were probably designed for THAT style deck,to help lift,cut, remove the clippings.
Now IF you have a 'rough' patch that needs 'cutting down' or say a new ATV trail, try the straight blades ! It'd be a very good test of how well they may work.
 

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I never had a mommy or daddy.... I was raised by a wolf.

But besides that, there was nothing discourteous about my reply.... YOU OFFERED NOTHING.

only a failed attempt at "so called" humor.

suck it up nancy.

yeah, I don't know all the proper mower blade terminology....

BTW, neither do you.... If you did you would have known what I'm talking about and gave useful info.
Instead you knee jerk answered.... because I guess you feel the need to reply to every thread even if you are clueless.

Then you got butt-hurt and went on a google search. :ROFLMAO:

1 attaboy.

PS.
nothing about your original reply was humorous.... it was just stupid.
Yes, Karen.
 
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Time out for a moment of sanity. The OP noted "they don't have the raised "step" in the middle.... like the stock blades... ". Unless I'm missing something, he meant the difference between the originals and the new blades was no offset in the new ones.

My suggestion would be to return the blades for ones that match the originals. It could be that the deck is designed for the air flow with the offset, plus spacing them down could cause them to slip.
 
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I never had a mommy or daddy.... I was raised by a wolf.

But besides that, there was nothing discourteous about my reply.... YOU OFFERED NOTHING.

only a failed attempt at "so called" humor.

suck it up nancy.

yeah, I don't know all the proper mower blade terminology....

BTW, neither do you.... If you did you would have known what I'm talking about and gave useful info.
Instead you knee jerk answered.... because I guess you feel the need to reply to every thread even if you are clueless.

Then you got butt-hurt and went on a google search. :ROFLMAO:

1 attaboy.

PS.
nothing about your original reply was humorous.... it was just stupid.
You nailed his basic problem right there. I guess at his age he feels the need to educate all the world of his experiences to make himself feel better, believing he's more experienced than others. If he discussed more about Harbor Freight purchases I'd think he was Side Car Flip reincarnated.
 
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If I were Side Car Flip, I would be insulted that you compared me to GeoHorn.

“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience”
 

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not sure WHY you need to be spoon fed....

If you don't understand the difference between a straight mower blade and an offset/dropped blade.....

why bother responding at all?

obviously you have NO knowledge in the subject.


PS
happy Memorial day
He's not wrong wrong: Pics = thousand words and all that.
 
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I had a brain fart and ordered 3 blades for my mower ..... but then noticed they don't have the raised "step" in the middle.... like the stock blades....

They are straight .... all the way across...

Not sure if the bolt has enough thread to space them down.....

anyone ever run straight blades? would they be up too high to cut correctly?

Anyway... just thinkin out loud...

Bought on Amazon prime , so I will probably return them .....
My BX deck originally had straight blades as are the Oregon blades I replaced them with.
 

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The step gets the bolt out of the grass along with the other things mentioned above.
If you click on a members name and choose Ignore, the irritation magically goes away.
 

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One time I bought a used 60" MMM deck and connecting hardware compatible with the tractor I had at the time.. It came with a new set of ..piranha.. (??) blades.. It took no time for them to ware down.. I bought a set of standard OEM blades that did not ware any better.. The next blades I bought were aftermarket standard style blades that were significantly cheaper than OEM or any other option available at that time.. So my experience where I was mowing was that there was no need to spend extra money on anything special.. Good luck..
 

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Sorry for the late reply...

anyway, drilling out the hole in the straight blades turned out to be a bust.
Must be hardened steel or something...

ended up giving them to a buddy who could use them.

I bought these stepped/drop down blades.... and they work great.

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yes, blades are heat treated.... that's why they keep their edges for so long...well until you hit a rock.....
 

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yes, blades are heat treated.... that's why they keep their edges for so long...well until you hit a rock.....
Yes, I'm well versed in "sharpening up the rocks" :ROFLMAO:

New England does that to ya.... you think you dug them all out..... until the spring comes and new eggs pop up....
 

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I have had some "rocks" pop up after the spring thaw that were so large that I couldn't lift them after I dug all around them. The best that I could do was to try to get a chain around them and pull them out of the ground by tapering a ramp for them. Once out of the ground I could push then into the woods with the plow on my truck. There is a local contractor that will pick them up with his articulated loader and dump truck if you have enough of them to make it worthwhile for him. He saves them up in a large lot and when there is a big enough pile a company comes in with a rock crusher and turns them into crushed stone. He then uses the crushed stone in his contracting business. Most of his "rock collection" comes from digging cellar holes for new construction.
 

John T

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I have had some "rocks" pop up after the spring thaw that were so large that I couldn't lift them after I dug all around them. The best that I could do was to try to get a chain around them and pull them out of the ground by tapering a ramp for them. Once out of the ground I could push then into the woods with the plow on my truck. There is a local contractor that will pick them up with his articulated loader and dump truck if you have enough of them to make it worthwhile for him. He saves them up in a large lot and when there is a big enough pile a company comes in with a rock crusher and turns them into crushed stone. He then uses the crushed stone in his contracting business. Most of his "rock collection" comes from digging cellar holes for new construction.
I know a few companies that will take rocks/boney fill .... just about anything besides red brick.
they have a company come in and crush it into process.

around here it's called "reclaim process"

they also make concrete reclaim which is the leftover waste and dried chunks of concrete from the mixers when they return from a job.

if it's a large amount of concrete in the barrel, they pour it into forms to make mafia blocks.


lots of money in rocks....

asphalt too.... we do a lot of milling....

you used to be able to get a load of millings for free.... not anymore.

now it's screened and sold.
or mixed into the new asphalt batch... State jobs actually require you use a certain % of millings ...