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Do not know what blades to get. Wrong ones are on it.

Parents gave us their old riding lawn mower. It has the book for the engine but not the blades. The model number under the seat is worn but it looks like 501/1205/K or R 018L4. Mom wrote on the front of this that it is a Briggs and Stratton synchro- balanced 12 Horse power. It says on the mower 38" cut. Please help! Thank you so much! Susan

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  • suz May 22, 2009

    I already took them off and took them to Ace hardware and they ordered the wrong ones. The ones that are on it are not the right ones. They do not fit the holes right and are two different sizes. No markings on them. They also mow very uneven, one row hiher and one row too short.

  • suz May 22, 2009

    P.S. It was purchased at Gibson's in 1990.



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The best thing to do is take the blades off and get the # off them and let me know. They may be aftermarket #'s that I could look up and tell you what blades you need. You may have to wire brush them to find the #. Dwain

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Dwain Pippen May 23, 2009

    Whew! OK, process of elimination.Is the blade adapter (what the blade bolts onto) have two holes on each end and look like this?....

  • Dwain Pippen May 23, 2009

    I did some checking in my shop on old microfiche and Gibson did sell MTD in 1990. Let me know if your blade adapter looks like that. I would know what blades go on it. Dwain



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