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Has anyone purchased the Meg Mo mower blade system for use on a Case 400 series Garden Tractor. I am thinking about buying and just wanted some forum member feedback.


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We have been working with Roy in the development of blades for the older tractors. Roy sent me an e-mail the other day advising that he was now ready to supply blade sets for 38, 44 and 48 inch left discharge decks as well as right discharge decks for the 4 digit Ingersolls.

Over on MTF, member sklpk bought a 318 Ingersoll as an old stock new machine and put Roy's blades on it. He is very happy with the results. Since Roy just got the information he needed from us to finish the blade design for the early Case models, I don't think that you are going to hear any more first-hand reports.

I have had several long telephone conversations with Roy about his product. My understanding is this. If you don't like them, send them back for a full refund. Apparently, no one has done that in the past 18 years.
 

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Tom, did Roy give you a ballpark date when the new blades will be ready for purchase? He still has the blade I sent him. Im patiently waiting for a response from him on how he made out. My mower deck will be going in the shop this month for a full restore and Id really like to have the blades on hand so I can document the install and post pics here.
 

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Can someone help us new guys out and explain the importance of these blades? Are replacement blades for these hard to come by or are these a heavy duty/special material type of product? How can we contact Roy in regards to purchasing a set of blades?
 

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How many members here are seriously interested in Roys new blades for their mower decks? Maybe he is willing to offer a group discount if we have a few interested members. Don't wait until the last minute to get your mower decks tuned up. Price for them is about $180.
 

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I'd be seriously interested but not at $180. My only other concern would be the time it would take for him to complete them all. Based on how many people are interested maybe we can help purchase the steel at a reduced rate? I now some people who may be able to help us out with that as opposed to a guy going into a steel distributor and placing a special order.
 

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Roy is ready to make them as we speak. It shouldnt take too long before they are in your hands once they are paid for. I am waiting on an email from Roy as to weather or not he wants to do a group purchase at a discounted rate. Id like to see at least 6 orders go in to make it worth it for him though.
 

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Rockdog said:
I'd be seriously interested but not at $180. My only other concern would be the time it would take for him to complete them all. Based on how many people are interested maybe we can help purchase the steel at a reduced rate? I now some people who may be able to help us out with that as opposed to a guy going into a steel distributor and placing a special order.
Roy has been making and selling these blades for over a decade now and he's sold many thousands of them to people with many brands of tractors. Roy has been working with us to finalize the details for these blades to work on Case and Ingersoll decks. If you are under the impression that Roy is some backyard operation that builds these blade kits one at a time, then you need to guess again.

VALUE.. So... you think Roy's blades are expensive? I don't think that you are looking at the whole picture. Roy's blades will outlast many sets of standard blades. How many is hard to say because cutting conditions vary greatly. Right now, no one is making a true mulching blade for these decks and that's a fact. The homeowner is left with the decision to either leave the clippings lay on the freshly cut lawn, hand-rake those clippings, use a sweeper or use a bagging unit.

Since Roy's blades are $180.00 at retail, you should know that an Ingersoll lawn sweeper is over $1000.00 at retail and a Hydra-Bagger is around $2000.00 at retail. And if you sweep or bag the clippings, you still have to empty those devices somewhere. What's your time worth? How many pieces of equipment do you want to store, maintain and hook onto your tractor? With Roy's blades installed, you just go out and mow your lawn and you are done.
 

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Over on MTF, member sklpk bought a 318 Ingersoll as an old stock new machine and put Roy's blades on it. He is very happy with the results.
Just read that entire 11 page thread ( has pics of cut lawns and particle sizes) which spans 3 years and input from multiple posters, all but one user was very happy with the results.
Looking forward to my own side by side comparision.
Be an opportunity to use my Grass Electro-Spectrometer. ..
 

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Value is so true. I use bagger by the house where the kids play anyway. Already have a sweeper. Have perfect spot for clippings and leaves. Dont care about clippings on the other couple of acres.

If my wife knew I spent $180 on a set of mower deck blades I'd either be cut off for a couple of weeks or she'd spend twice that amount at the casino. She's smart enough to know the ones I have now dont NEED to be replaced. I just couldnt BS my way into a good reason on that one. The blades on my deck dont darned good. So....yeah the value isnt there for me at $180.
 

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Rockdog,
Value must be assessed by the person buying a product and there's nothing wrong with that. Some people don't see the value in spending $10,000.00 for a new Ingersoll with a couple of attachments but they have no problem spending $3,000.00 for a used one.

The larger the property, the more the MegMo blades make sense, especially if you do not want to have to deal with grass clippings in any way. Where I live, you are no longer allowed to put them out for garbage pickup.
 

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Hydriv said:
Where I live, you are no longer allowed to put them out for garbage pickup.
Same here. Can't even take them to the town dump anymore and I've got nowhere to put grass clippings. I bought the Ninja mulching blades for my Snapper LT at about 3X the cost of normal blades and am very pleased. Huge workload reduction and the lawn looks great. I have to switch back to normal high-lift blades in the fall to pick up leaves.

I'll be getting Roy's blades for my 48" deck once I get my 226 running and pretty again.
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Roy is ready to make them as we speak. It shouldnt take too long before they are in your hands once they are paid for. I am waiting on an email from Roy as to weather or not he wants to do a group purchase at a discounted rate. Id like to see at least 6 orders go in to make it worth it for him though.
If there is a fair discount I would be interested for a LH 44"
 
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