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Oregon Gator G3 (46") Mulching Blade For Cub Cadet

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Model: 96-401
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Gator Mulcher® 3-in-1 Patented Design
Designed to boost performance and durability
Makes bagging easier, cuts finer mulch & aids in better discharge

Unique "Gator Teeth" Design
Redirects flow of air under the deck
Allowing grass clippings to be cut multiple times

G3 Design
Used mostly with smaller engine units
A lower lift makes it a great choice for rougher conditions

Superior Mulching
Cleaner, more efficient cutting performance
Can eliminate the need to bag, saving time and hassle

Superior Bagging & Side Discharge
Aggressive blade angle increases air flow
Pushes debris up and out

Compatibility:
Replaces Cub Cadet 742-04244 and 942-04244A OEM mower blades


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Blade Length
23.25 Inches
Overview
Weight
2 Pounds
UPC
540018296309
Model
96-401
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  2 Questions
Q: will this fit a cub cadet ltx1046 tractor with a 46"deck
by Paul Sikorski from New York on July 03, 2016

A: Paul,

Yes, you would be able to use the Oregon Gator G3 (model 96-401) Mulching Blade on your Cub Cadet LTX 1046.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: is 1=1set or 1 blade
by Robert from Michigan on May 19, 2016

A: Robert - all Gator blades are priced and sold individually, not in pairs or sets.
by Jose, Product Expert
Oregon 96-401 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (6)
High Quality (5)
Durable (5)
Price (5)
Exceeded Expectations (3)
Cons
Poor Customer Service (1)
Not A Star Center Hole (1)
Longer than factory blad... (1)
Should come on all mower... (1)
none (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Todd G
Bellevue, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/2/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Blades
Right from the start I noticed that these blades made the clippings much finer than the stock blades on the Cub Cadet. This meant that I had less clogging in the bagging system. These blades are also much sturdier than stock blades. I had gone through 2 sets of blades after hitting random rocks in my yard, but these blades don't seem to have a problem with them. Great blades, and I will buy again when needed.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Durable, Reliable
Todd Recommends This Oregon Product
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John S.
Puyallup, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/13/17
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Cub Cadet Blades On The Market
Fantastic blades. I'm using these to mulch up Blackberry Vines that are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Cuts regular grass perfect. I bought 2 sets and have 6 hours of cutting time on them and their still razor sharp!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: none
John Recommends This Oregon Product
John's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Will buy future products for sure. Good people."
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Valerie J.
Washington, ME
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Blade!
The added mulching this bade does makes bagging the clippings and using them as mulch in ones garden so much easier.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Should come on all mowers to begin with!
Valerie Recommends This Oregon Product
Valerie's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Experience has been wonderful. The only bad part was that the packaging that the blades came in looked like it had gone through a shredder, it was ripped and torn. At first thought we may have missing parts but we didn't thankfully."
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Jim A.
Arnold, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Blades
I needed new blades for my Cub mower and was unsure about trying the Gator blades... but I did. I'm totally amazed at the amount of clippings that actually get into my catchers. These blades have tremendous lift and move a lot of grass into the catchers.

Before Gator, I was emptying my catch bags...they were relatively light weight. The Gator blades fill the bags with much more grass and they are now much heavier with grass.

Another benefit is I rarely have to stop and clean the... more
Jim Recommends This Oregon Product
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Robert H.
Tallmadge, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Durable
I like the way the blades cut.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, High Quality
Robert Recommends This Oregon Product
Robert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Blades work great."
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William A.
Seymour, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Smooth Cutting
The blades are a little long (23.3 inches vs factory 23.25 inches). At first, I got sounds like the blades were hitting each other (on my Cub Cadet, the blades are not synchronized).

Eventually the sounds pretty much subsided. I get a little bit of noise every once in a while. When I installed the blades, I noticed a VERY SMALL GAP between the ends of the blades.

The blades are heavy as they are thicker than factory. They cut very smooth, even in thick grass.
Pros: Price, High Quality
Cons: Longer than factory blades
William Recommends This Oregon Product
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Web site was easy to use and shipping/delivery was fast."
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Gary S.
New Hudson, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Blade
I bought these blades for my Cub Cadet LTX-1046. It was difficult to remove the factory installed blades. My first concern was the blades have a Y center hole where as my blades have a star. The home page said the Y hole will work with the Star shaft and it did.
My first cut with these blades the grass was damp and longer then normal, do to so much rain we were having. But they mulched just fine and the clippings were very small. No build up. The price is great so I'll be buying a spare set.more
Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Mulches Great
Cons: Not A Star Center Hole, Poor Customer Service
Gary Recommends This Oregon Product
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Thomas F.
Hueytown, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/2/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy On The Mower
These blades cut well at less engine power. Can cut at faster speed without pulling down the engine. Less dust.
Thomas Recommends This Oregon Product
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Robert G.
Pine Hill, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/15
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Robert
These blades are great, and by far cheaper than the blades from tractor supply for my cub cadet. I would recommend these blades to anyone who wants to replace the original blades.
Robert Recommends This Oregon Product
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Kevin F.
Elk River, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gator Mulching Blade
Received my order quickly, packaged for protection really well. These are great blades and installed easily. are very well made-heavy duty, used them soon after receiving, they work great!! Glad I pulled the trigger on the purchase, very happy with everything. Thanks so much for offering online.
Kevin Recommends This Oregon Product
Kevin's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything was perfect, easy to order, shipped right away since I received them in just a few days. Installed easily, product itself is very well made. Perfect."
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Alan Aalto
Jeddo, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/15/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Fast Service
The items were shipped very fast, and shipping cost was okay.
Alan Recommends This Oregon Product
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