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3160A Blades

Postby Greg Armstrong » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:25 am

Does anyone know if there is a quality difference between Hamilton Bob's 3160A blades, Messick's, or OEM from Case IH dealer? They all could be the same manufacturer as they are all about $48 for a set. Sadly Oregon doesn't offer a replacement any longer.

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Re: 3160A Blades

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm

Guess. Since there is not a huge demand, probably all made by one manufacturer.

Price appears to be about right.

Purchased blades for my 3260 mower from the local auto parts store. Took a couple of days for the blades to come in, but then I didn't have to pay handling and shipping.
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Re: 3160A Blades

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am

HamiltonBobsCubs offers the correct length blades (20 5/8"). This minimizes the uncut row between blades on the corners. The lift for these are lower than what you would receive from a dealer. (less rise on the back end of the blade)
http://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/product/3160a-mower-blades-p6097/mower-parts-c71/ih-m13/154-cub-lo-boy-mm4

Oregon makes a blade that is 1/8" shorter (20 1/2"). Oregon® Part Number 91-144 The lift matches the dealer blades. I purchased these from AgriSupply. These do leave two little rows 'less cut' between the blades on the corners. On the straight paths it does great.
https://www.agrisupply.com/cubcadet-mower-blade/p/56521/

If you need all three, spend the extra $6 to get HamiltonBobs.
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Re: 3160A Blades

Postby mozer71 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:14 pm

Good info. Thanks. I will need a sharp set available to reduce down-time.

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Re: 3160A Blades

Postby Greg Armstrong » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:18 pm

Ordered blades from Bob's today. All 3 on my deck have over stayed their welcome. I'll report back on how they cut once winter finally leaves Ohio.


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