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Old 08-19-2014, 08:27 PM
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That deck simply isn't made for mulching,IF you wanted to mulch you got the wrong machine.

It's a very basic, simple, side discharge machine. You won't have any luck trying to upgrade that stone age deck.

Just leave it be and use it as intended.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:54 AM
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I just got a 48" cub commercial for around that price And I'm very happy with the deal. Really good cut, my first commercial mower and I'm impressed with it, now I just need a little more forearm endurance and I'll be in business.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:35 AM
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Like mentioned above, I'm not sure that 13 hp Briggs is going to be what you are looking for, for mulching, especially running a full mulch kit. However, I'm sure you could throw a blocker plate on there and experiment with some blades for less than $100.00. Fab you a blocker, buy two sets of blades (mulching blades with the notch) in the back similar to scag's and then buy a set of wavy blades. One thing I've learned when adding that mulch plate, every deck is different, and the blades play a major roll in the cutting performance. I've had machines where wavy blades were the best thing smoking, where others the notch type scag blades worked the best. Heck right now, I have Gator blades with a mulch plate on a toro, which has always been said to be a no-no around here and the mulching performance is great. Full speed with no stragglers, no rows of grass, and minimum blow-out. Other machines I wouldn't have dared using gator blades with a mulch kit. Every machines different. Throw a plate on there and experiment with a few different sets.
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