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Old 05-14-2014, 10:03 PM
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My serial numbers are 1 number apart one is a 25 the other a 26??
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:05 PM
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I thought that the xf1 had front baffles also, just not adjustable or removable?
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No front baffles on XF1.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:58 PM
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That's what I thought but I bought the 13 in October and just bought the other one a couple weeks ago I should have looked to see if the baffle was just not installed I couldn't see any other difference. Or maybe it's just the X factor 1 I really haven't noticed any difference in the cut of the two I put mulch blades on both of them today I will see how they cut tomorrow.
The XFII also has a larger discharge opening, so you can compare that aspect as well.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:00 PM
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I thought that the xf1 had front baffles also, just not adjustable or removable?
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Are you talking about the front inner baffle wall that most flat deck Z's have? The XF I has that, but it doesn't have the adjustable baffle that bolts to the inner baffle.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:02 PM
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Here's a pic of the under side of the XF I deck (this one has a mulch kit installed)-

http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...3&postcount=40
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:06 PM
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I have now run some thick, spring growth thru my PT 260 with baffles at two different positions. Position 1: Baffles set just below blade level, and Position 2: Baffles set all the way down. What I have found is there is very little difference in cut quality between the two positions. You still get that small windrow of grass about 10 inches from the chute opening where the grass is blown down into the turf, with either baffle position.

So, for now, I am keeping the baffles all the way down. Might as well.
I still have to try removing them totally and will see if that affects the clipping dispersal.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:27 AM
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Are you talking about the front inner baffle wall that most flat deck Z's have? The XF I has that, but it doesn't have the adjustable baffle that bolts to the inner baffle.
Yes, thanks RG. I thought I was going crazy or somthing because I was pretty sure that the XF1 had that front welded in baffle.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:57 AM
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Yes, thanks RG. I thought I was going crazy or somthing because I was pretty sure that the XF1 had that front welded in baffle.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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You're quite welcome my friend.

I knew your Gravely has the tunnel deck that doesn't have the inner baffle, so I figured that must be what you were asking about about rather than the piece that is adjustable by moving it up and down on the inner baffle.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:01 AM
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I have now run some thick, spring growth thru my PT 260 with baffles at two different positions. Position 1: Baffles set just below blade level, and Position 2: Baffles set all the way down. What I have found is there is very little difference in cut quality between the two positions. You still get that small windrow of grass about 10 inches from the chute opening where the grass is blown down into the turf, with either baffle position.

So, for now, I am keeping the baffles all the way down. Might as well.
I still have to try removing them totally and will see if that affects the clipping dispersal.
I installed, then removed the discharge side baffle on our 272 while mowing a thick, heavily fertilized lawn yesterday and witnessed the line of grass appear then disappear. This was with a 72 inch deck with the baffle in several positions before removing it. I believe there is a low pressure area just below the baffles edge caused by the airflow over the top that pulls a percentage of clippings down. This would be alleviated by raising it higher that the cutting edge or roving entirely. What if like to do is either add or remove material from the end to stop the problem. When the growth settles down its a non-issue though
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:02 AM
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Hmmmm well here is an update on the blades. On the original xf deck they cut incredible. On the xf2 deck they good just as good as the original blades but not better. When we got done today I sharpened them and also removed the baffles. Everything has been soaking wet all week and I had some build up on the baffles so I figured I would try it with them removed tomorrow.
Sweet - hope it works as well for you as it does for us
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