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Old 05-23-2013, 08:57 PM
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no mower is easy to turn around in the middle of a slope, just the way of the world.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 PM
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Modifications done to a chute blocking device I purchased.

Would it have worked as purchased ?
Yes . . But sadly disappoiting for the $$$$$$$ it cost !

No paint or detailing done yet, but works like a champ.
Will get a few more hours on it before I clean-up and paint.

Also note front baffle modification.
Allows full width debris discharge of clippings, as opposed to factory placement that choked off about three inches in front.

It does help disperse clippings better in tall wet grass. It was worth the minimal effort required, and seems to have no ill effects.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:07 PM
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Got rid of the no flat tires too. Rides slightly better, but the BIGG difference is the turning agility!

The almost square edges of the no flats would always snag and grab on sidewalk edges or anything else they should have ridden over smoothly.

Also would not pivot smoothly when turning or reversing as the X is so front end heavy. That alone was worth the $70 for tires and tubes.
Really cut down on the drive tires scrubbing up the grass !

Run them at 20psi and all is well. I might just be anal about some things like this, but for me it was worth it.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:22 PM
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Posted via Mobile Devicenice blocker...you should patent it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:44 AM
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so you did remove just the discharge section of baffle? alot of the problems you describe are just standers in general, such as turning on hills.

as far as your baffle goes, you said that with it all in place you get alot of blowout? that leads me to believe your deck pitch is off. it should always be checked with operator on machine. i have no blowout whatsoever with the full baffle in place, and barely any at all with discharge section removed.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:26 PM
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Nose-guard . . .

For the preservation of chain link fences.
I know . . . color does not match.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:36 PM
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Baffled . . . .

Exit side front baffle modified by cutting about 3.5 inch off end . .

Trimmed flange to allow it to swing and mount closer to deck. Is 5/8 from front of deck. Will now discharge full width of opening.

Never mowed with this baffle removed.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:54 PM
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Just taking that whole discharge section off worlks too
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