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Old 01-02-2014, 09:41 AM
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Walker 52in deck question!

hey guys i have a 52in deck on my 26hp efi walker mower. the blades spin outwards/away from my grass chute therefor throwing the grass back on to the lawn and away my grass catcher. so i guess it would be considered a mulching deck correct? is there anyway i could turn the blades around which would be shooting the grass towards my grass chute and make it to where i can collect all my grass clippings? i hear that there is a gear or something that i can switch in my gear box to make the blades turn opposite of what they are now. is this correct? if so how should i go about doing it? thanks
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:31 PM
35DollarLawns 35DollarLawns is offline
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Your blades would not work. To reverse the rotation however you would :
Remove the blades . Remove the gaurds on the top of deck . Remove the bolts holding each gearbox to the deck shell (4 bolts). Rmove the assembly for the deck and place it on a wok bench. Clean the assembly good. Remove the top cover on just one gearbox( 4 bolts)careful not to tear the seal.
Once drained reinstall the cover properly
Now remove the tube bolts(8 bolts total) from the center gearbox
Seperate the tubes from the gear box/
Now take the gear box and flip it 180 degrees directly over with the PTOt still in the proper orientation . Now start all the tube bolts reassembling everything loosely
DO NOT TIGHTEN ANYTHING YET
place the assembly back onto the dock shell and tighten just the to bolts nothin gearboxes where they fit to the deck shell.
With the blade drive gear boxes set and torqued to spec you now can snug up the tubes surrounding the center gearbox.

Or you can also remove and witch the two end boxes and get the same results .
Add gear oil , replace the guards finished..Ö good luck finding blades
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:37 PM
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Besides that , now your baffles will be completely wrong and I couldn't see it bagging any better after your conversion. The 52" bags about 80% as good as a 48" ghs. I do not think it is worth the deck upgrade over a 48" considering the 52" hates sticks and will clog like turd when trying to cleanup pine tree twigs., pine cones. The 48 is superior here.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:02 PM
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So it wouldn't be worth it to do that? Cause I do like the size of the 52" deck and really wish I could collect more clippings than I do now.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:31 PM
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Have you ever uses a 48" ? It is really not a major size difference. You really won't see the time loss from the cut you would see the time loss from the better bagging of the 48 , more trips to dump.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:37 PM
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I have a 48" w/ 26hp efi. I was all set to buy the 52" but my dealer talked me into getting the 48". Beautiful cut, amazing at bagging. Even disperses clipping nicely with the hopper open.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:35 PM
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Yes I had a 48in walker before this mower. So i guess my best bet is to just look for someone wanting to swap a 48 for a 52?
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:58 PM
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Or..... Live with the less dumps and sell later when replacing the unit as a whole. Learn to accept it?
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:03 PM
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I would but wouldn't doing leaves be pretty much useless with that deck? It wouldn't catch any of them?
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:51 PM
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Of you are talking about the 52" ghs deck it catches grass and leaves fine for most folks in its factory design .
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