View Full Version : Deflector chute poll

12-05-2001, 06:41 PM
For those of you that side discharge with your walk-behinds, who cuts with the chute in the up or down position?

B's Lawn Service

12-05-2001, 06:56 PM
Chute deflectors are for girls & the uninsured.

12-05-2001, 07:08 PM
with the deflector down, there is more of a chance for clumping and clippings are dispersed in a line instead of all over with the deflector up. u need the deflector down in some cases like near homes, cars atc.

Fine Lines Lawn
12-05-2001, 07:13 PM
I have 6 shiney new orange grass deflectors that have never seen grass if anyone wants them :)

Got Grass?
12-05-2001, 07:23 PM
OFF, but in truck. BTW: for the other guys who take them off and Casey, check with you insurance policy. Most of them will not pay out if you tamper,remove,disable required safty features.

GreenQuest Lawn
12-05-2001, 10:19 PM
I cant vote for both so I will just post. I have the "director" from york. So I run up..down..and everywhere in between.

Randy Scott
12-05-2001, 10:27 PM
Chutes are always on and down to achieve maximum safety from any discharging debris. It would be unlawful and dangerous to do anything else.;)

12-05-2001, 10:27 PM
Similar poll


Mine are removed.

Bill I have some nice shinny Red, Green, Orange, and Black ones to make the collection of givaways bigger.

Robert Doubrava
12-05-2001, 10:37 PM
I use my mowers with the chutes up. But in areas with sticks I don't see, I leave it down. You can't be too careful!! Better safe than sorry!:(

Premo Services
12-06-2001, 09:07 AM
Off, but always bothered me when in thick grass, ans when doing leaves that something would shoot out and BAM!!!! I am in trouble.
I think it is a real problen that we should have to make a decision about taking a saftey item off the equiptment, and if a problem arises, you might not have insurance to cover it. The manufactures should get it together and try to fix this situation.
I have been using the micro mulch kit all season on my turf tracer, and what a relief, nothing flyimg out to mess upy day. I am considering the director for my lazer next year.

12-07-2001, 06:45 PM
i usually mow w/ them up so i dont get any clumps. i always kick it down when mowing around walnut trees, these things will fly very fast and very hard!!!!!!!!!!!

plow kid
12-07-2001, 11:18 PM
Hey LGF I need a green one, how much?

Sometimes I keep them up for tall grass and when mowing under oak trees I keep them down

12-08-2001, 01:47 AM
Nate it's for a ransome bobcat not a JD

Robert Doubrava
12-08-2001, 01:50 AM
I like it better with chutes up to prevent clumps of grass, but having them down prevents sticks and other crud from flying out and damaging something.

12-08-2001, 01:55 AM

are you saying: AWE CHUTE?


12-08-2001, 07:46 AM
On and down. A small clump of grass is better than a clump of lawyer.

plow kid
12-08-2001, 03:43 PM
Mike, I got a old 36" bunton also:p that I use for trailer lots, as for the rider, I dont have a chute on it.

Craig Turf Management
12-09-2001, 04:55 AM
Chute is up, but still mounted to the mower.
Bill Craig!

12-09-2001, 08:16 AM
OCDC on the Choppers and bagger on the Scag.

Nothing goes where I don't want it to. I'd be a nervous wreck if I didn't have control of the situation.

From time to time, even with the OCDC down, things will still get out from under the deck. The chances of that happening are greatly reduced. If I didn't own a Chopper I guess I would have to have the mulch kit or a block off plate on my machine. I would certainly check into Yorks deflector thing and get one put on fast.

12-09-2001, 02:29 PM
Hey, does York have a web site? Thanks!

Albemarle Lawn
12-09-2001, 04:05 PM
Could it be those red and green things used as doorstops?

If you buy a used mower from me you get a brand new deflector that has never seen service other than doorstop duty.

CAREFUL...this is a public forum, lawyers for persons injured by flying debris could be snooping...:D


12-09-2001, 04:53 PM
neither ... mulch kit