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Old 03-30-2006, 06:54 PM
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Mulch or bag....
For me it depends on how much debris there is. If it is too much then I will bag it or tarp and dump it. If it is light or I think it will look good after mulching, I'll do that. Whatever is most efficient and keeps the prop looking good.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:16 PM
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I'm sure I'm going to get slammed for this but don't you dethatch to loosen dead grass and debris from the lawn? Why would you grind up the debris and just leave it? Doesn't this defeat the purpose?
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:25 PM
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Yea kinda, i think the eXmark mulch kits are a pita to put on and take off, about 7-10 bolts, three pieces to it, then you have to put on this small angled piece of metal next to the chute on the inside of the deck, im guessing that having a floating deck would just make it harder too. i talked to a person at eXmark, they are supoosedly redesigning their mulch kit for this fall, just what i heard though!
I don't think it is all that hard to put on and take off. I took mine off today in about ten minutes switched out blades and all on a TTHP.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:29 AM
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I don't have a JRCO rake. Is that used to just loosen the stuff on the surface?

How much is one of those?

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-Carl
It combs out the lawn nicely. Mine was about $400, paid off the first day I used it.
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:54 AM
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When I remove my mulch kit, can I leave my mulching blades on with my bagger? Again I have TTHp
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:07 AM
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When I remove my mulch kit, can I leave my mulching blades on with my bagger? Again I have TTHp
It won't work well for regular mowing. WHY would you ever bag?
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:10 AM
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When I remove my mulch kit, can I leave my mulching blades on with my bagger? Again I have TTHp
I wouldn't leave them on if they are the wavy mulch blades that came with the mulch kit, The wavy blades don't give a very nice cut. I would put the hi lifts back on or a set of Gator Blades or something similar. I like the mulch blades that www.mowmore.com sell, They look very similar to the Gators for a fraction of the price.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:12 AM
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I'm running the dethacther over the yard before I mow and if its anything like my house which is about 15 min away, theres going to be a ton of dead grass laying around. Thats why I want to bag the stuff.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:29 PM
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This is my setup for cleanups: I use a lazer with the mulch kit and also pull a lawn sweeper behind it. I know it sounds a little crazy, but you should try it sometime. The mulcher shreds leaves ect. down enough that you don't have to empty the sweeper often. Also the sweeper really puts some awsome stripes in a yard.
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Old 04-01-2006, 12:01 PM
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Mulching with my Toro Z is the fastest way Ive found. It also looks the best, especially on bermuda or zoysia yards.

On thin, sparse fescue..I like to bag because you can see the mulch clippings too well in a yard like that.
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