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Old 11-04-2002, 07:41 PM
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Leaf Mulching (YES WAY!!)

Here's a before photo of a lawn I mowed today. I picked this lawn up recently and mowed it once 2 weeks ago. It hadn't been mowed in months prior to that. Grass is a bit long and damp, leaves are maple and are moist. Let's see how the Exmark mulching kit does.
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:42 PM
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Here it is after one pass with Exmark 48 inch Turf Tracer HP with 17 HP Kawasaki with mulch kit on, single wavy mulch blades. Mowed at about 3 mph.
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:44 PM
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No, here it is.
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:47 PM
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2 passes. Looks good enough to me (I still need to mow the far rear, beyond the small stream). I don't see the need for all sorts of fancy leaf removal when I can handle leaves like this.

I have some photos taken where the leaves were deeper, I'll try to post them later.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:01 PM
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Same lawn, front lawn before picture.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:02 PM
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After one pass
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:03 PM
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2 passes
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:25 PM
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Curb area, heavy leaves before.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:27 PM
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Curb area after 2 passes.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:32 PM
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I do admit it looks good, and if I had two riders I would definately have one with the mulch kit on. I would however like to see deep leaves mulched. The pics in this thread I could have piced them up in one pass with my lazer vac, and I bet I could have piced up all the leaves in the larger yard in one hopper. (at least all that I can see. I want to see you guys mulch 10-12-24" of leaves. I will have some pics later when the big drop happens and I would like to see someone mulch that many. All the pics I have seen look great but are very light leaf cover.

I have found though that even if I run over a pile without the vac on it grinds them up to where I can fit many more in the hopper.
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