View Full Version : Hints for Keeping Clippings out of Mulch beds???

06-09-2003, 10:05 AM
I am currently running a Bobcat walkbehind mower, and the grass clippings are going all over the place. I was thinking of adding mulching blades, or a discharge door/plate of some sort? Please advise what you think is the best way to combat this problem. Thank you in advance for all of your assistance.

06-09-2003, 10:08 AM

06-09-2003, 11:02 AM
I have an older Bobcat as well. Will the MasterChute fit on/work on a Bobcat?

06-09-2003, 01:56 PM
Ive never seen those masterchutes. Look nice, I would like to see one in action wonder what they cost.

06-09-2003, 02:19 PM
Are your walk behinds electric start? If not, the Masterchute won't work.

Also, even if they are electric start, you'll have to check to see if Masterchute has made the adapters to make it fit other mowers yet. Right now they are for Exmarks.

06-09-2003, 02:23 PM
$349.99 Could build dozens for that price.

06-09-2003, 02:32 PM
My walkbehinds have "skirts" made out of indoor/outdoor carpeting attached to front of the decks, which helps to keep the grass from blowing out the front. We also simply modified the discharge chutes to close off the deck when they are lowered, cheap and quick. No matter what you do, you are going to have some clippings come out from under the deck where you don't want them, no matter what mower setup you have.

06-09-2003, 02:50 PM
I emailed the guys at MasterChute. I was told they are working on one for the Bobcats. Should be available mid-summer.

06-09-2003, 03:02 PM
Would Mulching blades help keep the clippings from flying all over the place?

06-09-2003, 03:08 PM
dixie chopper sells a plate that bolts to the deck inside the shoot with a bunch of holes in it, works great and doesn't leave cliping in the mulch (not enough to notice). figure you could go to a welding shop and get it made for less then i paid from dixie chopper. you could even put a couple of hindges on it, and use a cable to pull it up and down.

06-09-2003, 03:34 PM
Do a search on here for qwikchute and ezchute. Two companies that make OCDCs for walk behinds.