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Tyler Nash
10-04-2000, 08:52 PM
I just got my new Lazer Z HP and I am considering buying a mulching kit for it. It is fall now as I am sure you all are aware of and I would like to chop up some leaves with it. I would like as much feedback as possible on this piece, like how it performs, how much you paid and specificaly how it does with leaves and are you happy with it?

Thank you all for your responce.
Tyler

65hoss
10-05-2000, 01:04 AM
The mulching kit on an exmark is second to none. The customer will not know if it was bagged or not. Cuts leaves well also. I mainly bought the exmark because of the mulching capabilities. I already had a metro with kit and fell in LOVE with the quality of the cut.

dhenegar
10-05-2000, 04:16 AM
I purchased the mulching kit for my Lazer Z last year. I must say that it performs excellent. I mainly use mine for leaves and it will chop them into dust. The only thing I don't like about it is that its kind of a pain to put on, but once you learn how its not to bad. I would say go for it!

KB
10-06-2000, 12:22 PM
If you have an Exmark, you have to go with the Micro Mulch kit. I used it all summer and have customers who would not let me go back to discharging. Used it on heavy leaves yesterday for the first time and was amazed. No sign of leaves at all after only one pass. Looked bagged. Would never have believed it.

Mr.Ziffel
10-06-2000, 04:11 PM
How does it do on the wet, heavy new growth in the spring? I'm in the Pacific NorthWest and need to mow in the rain.

jason2
10-06-2000, 07:18 PM
Mr. Ziffel,

I have a Lazer Z, 52" deck, 18 hp kohler. I have found the mulching kit will cause clumping in the rain. It works nice in dry conditions however. For mowing in wet conditions I like discharging and double blades(no clumping). I'm thinking about putting my mulching kit back on, but might not due to our cutting season is about over here in Spokane.

Runner
10-06-2000, 07:31 PM
Can someone please tell me how long it takes to install and uninstall the mulch kit on a Lazer?(60") Also, what is the price of these for a 60" deck? Thanks!

jason2
10-06-2000, 07:37 PM
Runner,

It's pretty easy to install the kit and easy to remove also. If you look under your deck you'll notice some factory drilled holes in the existing baffles. These holes are what the mulching kit attaches to. The kit comes with the baffles you need to fully enclose each blade, plus a block off plate for your dicharge chute. And it also has the mulching blades.

It should take you no longer than half an hour to install the kit or remove it.

Off of the top of my head I think I paid around $125 for the kit for my 52". Not sure, but I can check for the exact figure if you like. The 60" kit may be more.

Runner
10-06-2000, 08:15 PM
Thanks, Jason! I've been seriously considering the purchase.:)

Premo Services
10-06-2000, 10:21 PM
I just put mulching kit on my turf tracer this morning, it was like 43 degrees, brrrrrrr, took a little extra time,but i am very happy with how it mulches leaves. i had finished my first job and cust. came out and told me he wanted leaves bagged this year, wanted it to look like this all leaf season,& charge him extra to bag, I told him this was a mulching kit, he told me to keep doing it till all leaves are gone,whatever it costs. YES!!!!
I will definitely get the mulch kit for my lazer hp.




[Edited by mow money on 10-07-2000 at 02:56 AM]

MJB
10-06-2000, 10:49 PM
Jason2,
I'm in Moses Lake not to far from you. I just put my mulching kit on my 60" and I love it for this time of year.
I will use it until Nov 1st probably before I put everything away. My lawns stripe better with it on too. I also have the York striper which helps . I'm using Gator blades and it is turning evrything into powder. I'll switch to Exmark mulching blades next week to compare.

Tyler Nash
10-06-2000, 11:47 PM
I put my mulching kit on last night and what a pain in the ass that was to do. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to install it and I have decided that no matter what it does to the leaves and grass, I am not taking it off til next year. I am sure it will go faster next time I perform the install but I thought it was more of a pain than it needed to be. I haven't used it yet and am looking foward to it. Tomorrow will be the big day. Can't wait. I am just looking to cut up leaves. Hope it does as well on my 52 as all yours. By the way, I paid $140 yesterday for the kit on my Lazer Z HP.

Old Guy
10-08-2000, 05:27 PM
This is my first try at joining in here so bear with me. I just bought a new Exmark HP 52" and had the collection system installed upon delivery. I want to try out the mulching feature and realize that this thing weighs about a half a ton. Is there a good way to tip the Exmark up to work on the blades and install the mulching kits or will I have to buy some kind of hoist?

I'm trying to help my daughter start her new business and have agreed to mow for her next year. We got the machine now so I can chew up my own lawn before driving onto a customer's. Any tricks on working under this thing would be appreciated.

rhd

Runner
10-08-2000, 06:27 PM
When ever I change my blades on the Lazer, I just drive one front wheel up onto the gate (straight forward) and leave the rest of the mower hanging off. Making sure that the wheel is atleast a four or five inches from the edge of the gate and LOCK UP THE BRAKE! Then, I can just crawl under it (on a sheet of cardboard, if at home) and it's on a solid base. When installing the mulching kit though, you'd probably have to move the mower to the other side when you reach the last bay.

Old Guy
10-08-2000, 07:28 PM
Runner,

Yep, that would do it alright. Thanks a lot.