Mulching Blades

of October 2021

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Husqvarna 3-Pack 48-in Mulching Riding Lawn Mower Blades, Orange

1 – Husqvarna 3-Pack 48-in Mulching Riding Lawn Mower Blades, Orange

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Features:

  • Premium mulching blade
  • Hardened steel for durability
  • Replaces OEM part number 532-173921
  • Fits to Husqvarna brand
  • Package of 3 blades

Maxpower 561713XB Commercial Mulching 2-Blade Set for 42' Poulan/Husqvarna/Craftsman, Replaces 138498, 138971, 138971x431, 532138971, PP24005, Black

2 – Maxpower 561713XB Commercial Mulching 2-Blade Set for 42" Poulan/Husqvarna/Craftsman, Replaces 138498, 138971, 138971x431, 532138971, PP24005, Black

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Features:

  • 2-Blade commercial mulching blade set for a 42" cut
  • Replaces Poulan, Husqvarna, Craftsman 134149, 138971, 138498, 127843, PP24003, AYP7143A79, AYP7158A49, AYP9149A69, DPR20H42STA, TS14H42C, 2P4B9A, 9169A99 and 9178B99
  • Each measures 21" long by 2-1/2" wide
  • 5 Point Star Center Hole
  • Made in the USA

Maxpower 561532B 2-Blade Mulching Set for 42-Inch Cut MTD/Cub Cadet/Troy-Bilt Replaces 742-04126, 742-0616, 742-0616A and Many Others, OEM, Black

3 – Maxpower 561532B 2-Blade Mulching Set for 42-Inch Cut MTD/Cub Cadet/Troy-Bilt Replaces 742-04126, 742-0616, 742-0616A and Many Others, OEM, Black

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Features:

  • Replaces OEM numbers 742-04126, 742-0616, 742-0616A, 942-04126, 942-0616A, 742-0499, 742-0499A, 942-0499A and Windsor 50-3945, 50-3950
  • Also fits Craftsman CMXGZAM110115
  • Includes 2 mulching blades for many 42-in cut MTD, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt mowers
  • Each blade measures 21-3/16-in L x 3-in W
  • 6-Point star center hole

MaxPower 561811XB 2 Blade Commercial Mulching Set for Many 42 in. John Deere Mowers Replaces OEM # GX22151

4 – MaxPower 561811XB 2 Blade Commercial Mulching Set for Many 42 in. John Deere Mowers Replaces OEM # GX22151

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Features:

  • Includes 2 commercial mulching blades for many 42 in. cut John Deere mowers
  • Replaces OEM # GX22151
  • Each blade is 21-3/8 in. L and 2-1/2 in. W
  • 7 point start center hole
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed all OEM specifications

Set of 2, Longer Life 596-370 Gator Fusion G5 3-In-1 Mulching Blades to Replace 405380, 532405380, 403107, 532403107: Craftsman, Poulan, Husqvarna, Made in USA

5 – Set of 2, Longer Life 596-370 Gator Fusion G5 3-In-1 Mulching Blades to Replace 405380, 532405380, 403107, 532403107: Craftsman, Poulan, Husqvarna, Made in USA

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Features:

  • Set of 2 Blades, Quality Gator 596-370 "Fusion G5" Mulching Blades
  • Replaces Craftsman Poulan Husqvarna Blade #'s 405380 532405380 403107 532403107
  • 22-7/8" Long, 3" Wide, .187" Thick, 5 Point Star Mounting Hole
  • Fusion Blades have Tungsten Carbide "fused" to the edge (see photo) for longer life
  • Extended cutting length, blade is sharpened longer up the blade

Maxpower 561545XB 3-Blade Commercial Mulching Set for 50' Cut Cub Cadet/MTD Replaces OEM # 742-04053, 742-04053A and Many Others, set of 3 , Black

6 – Maxpower 561545XB 3-Blade Commercial Mulching Set for 50" Cut Cub Cadet/MTD Replaces OEM # 742-04053, 742-04053A and Many Others, set of 3 , Black

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Features:

  • Includes 3 commercial mulching blades for many 50 in. cut MTD, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt mowers
  • Replace OEM #'s 742-04053, 742-04053A, 942-04053-X, 942-04053A, 942-04053B, 942-04053C
  • Each blade measures 17.9 in. L and 2-1/2 in. W
  • 6 point star center hole
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed all OEM specifications

USA Mower Blades 2 AYP340BP Mulching Blade Fits AYP Craftsman 0134149 24676 422719 424752 531005085 531307223 Length 21 in. Width 2-1/4 in. Thickness .134 in. Center Hole 5 PT ST 42 in. Deck

7 – USA Mower Blades 2 AYP340BP Mulching Blade Fits AYP Craftsman 0134149 24676 422719 424752 531005085 531307223 Length 21 in. Width 2-1/4 in. Thickness .134 in. Center Hole 5 PT ST 42 in. Deck

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Features:

  • Craftsman: 127843 131323 133128 134149 138498 138791 138971 139775 24676 422719 424752
  • AYP: 127843 134149 138498 138791 138971 139775 24676 422719 4247 52521981601 531005085 531307223
  • 127843 134149 138498 138791 138971 139775 24676 422719 510417901 521981601 531005085
  • Poulan: 521981601 531307223 531307224 532134149 532138498 532138971 532139775 PP24004 MTD 742-025052
  • Ariens 21546095 Laser 91340 Dixon 13926 510417901 532134149 532138971 539118038 539119843 539119852

Rotary Copperhead Mulching Mower Blades Fit John Deere Models D100 LA100 Replaces OEM GX22151 GY20850 For 42 Inch Deck (pack of 2)

8 – Rotary Copperhead Mulching Mower Blades Fit John Deere Models D100 LA100 Replaces OEM GX22151 GY20850 For 42 Inch Deck (pack of 2)

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Features:

  • Rotary replacement lawn mower blades.
  • Fits certain John Deere lawn mowers.
  • Fits OEM: AM137328, AM141033, GX22151, GY20850.
  • Two (2) blades required for 42-inch decks.
  • Quantity: 2 Pack

MaxPower 561544XB 2 Blade Commercial Mulching Set for Many 46 in. MTD, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt Mowers, Replaces OEM #'s 742-04290-X, 942-04290-X, 942-04361, 23.5x3 inches, Black

9 – MaxPower 561544XB 2 Blade Commercial Mulching Set for Many 46 in. MTD, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt Mowers, Replaces OEM #'s 742-04290-X, 942-04290-X, 942-04361, 23.5x3 inches, Black

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Features:

  • Includes 2 commercial mulching blades for many 46 in. cut MTD, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt mowers
  • Replaces OEM numbers 742-04290-X, 942-04290-X, 942-04361
  • Each blade measures 23-1/4-in L and 2-1/2-in W
  • 6 point star center hole
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed all OEM specifications

Maxpower 331981B 21-Inch Universal Gold Metal Mulching Lawn Mower Blad, black

10 – Maxpower 331981B 21-Inch Universal Gold Metal Mulching Lawn Mower Blad, black

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Features:

  • Universal Replacement for 21-inch Cut Mowers; Proudly Made in USA
  • Commercial Gold Metal Mulching Blade with sharpened cutting teeth for a cleaner, finer cut
  • Greater cutting surface for increased mulching
  • Centrifugal air lift design for uniform chopping distribution
  • 1-inch Center hole with reducing washers in the following sizes: 3/8-inch, 7/16-inch, 9/16-inch, 1/2-inch, 5/8-inch, and 13/16-inch

 

What You Need To Know About Mulching Blades

The main difference between mower blades is the width of the blades. A mulching blade is designed to be wider than a cutting blade so that it can mow more grass at one time. The term’mulching’ actually refers to the procedure of removing dead grass from the lawn. While a regular blade will work fine for that, they can leave behind a large clump of dead grass.

There are two types available on the market today. The first type is the all-purpose blades which are the most popular as they do the job of both a cutting blade and a mulching blade. They come in a wide variety of sizes so there’s one to fit your needs. However, while they’re more cost effective than premium blades, the quality of the blade and its ability to cut through different types of grass means that an all-purpose blade is generally more expensive than premium blades.

The second type is made to be used specifically for the task at hand – lawnmower blades. This type has a star center hole on the blade itself so it can be used like a cutting blade. Since it’s more of a multipurpose blade shape, this is great for thin lawns or when you have a smaller yard to mow. These types of lawnmower blades tend to be quite a bit larger than other blades so they can handle larger clumps of cut grass. Because they don’t have the star center hole, some people opt for a blade shape such as a square or a triangular shape.

The third type is made to be used specifically for mulching and trimming heavy-duty weed infestations. The design and construction of this type of blade is rather simplistic. It’s made with a thick, strong steel that’s then covered with a layer of hardened material. This tough outer covering doesn’t compromise the flexibility of the cutting edges. Because it’s tougher than some blades, it can handle larger and denser clumps of grass.

The last option is made with three basic pieces. A cutting board is covered first by a layer of a hard metal compound that will serve as a lubricant for the blade. Next the blade and cutting board are joined together into a sturdy blade joint, which offers a strong, durable base for the blade to rest on.

One of the most popular choices among homeowners is the curved blade. A curved blade is designed to curve around an outside curve on the lawnmower deck. The cutting edge follows this curve and cuts the grass at the corners. The best part is you don’t need a professional turf gardener to install a curved deck. These are available at most home improvement stores or lawn and garden retailers. Installation is relatively simple and requires no tools or skills.

Three basic kinds exist for homeowners to choose from. They include straight blade, which is the most common; L-shaped blade, which is designed to perform three jobs; and circular blade, which is made to cut and trim small areas. When shopping for blades, you’ll find these three styles all have their own unique benefits. A straight blade is the least expensive, but it’s also the weakest. A L-shape blade performs three jobs, but costs more than the straight option.

Circular blades tend to perform more tasks than its straight counterparts. However, the downside to this is they can damage your drive wheel and even make the blades bite into the turf. A L-shape blade is designed to perform three jobs. It’s the strongest blade type, so it works well with larger and heavier mowers. It can also cut smaller pieces of turf quickly. Whether you opt for a straight, circular, or hybrid mulching blade, you’re sure to get a great return on your investment by cutting more weeds and trimming more leaves.