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Old 03-12-2012, 11:33 AM
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ZTR is blowing bark mulch everywhere

I hope this is not too dumb of a question but here goes. I am a residential guy and bought a Husqvarna ZTR RZ4621 mower last summer to do my mowing. My question is, no matter what I try to do this thing has so much power I wind up blowing my bark mulch out of my beds regardless of what I try. Short of buying a bagger attachment, are there any tips or trick you guys use to keep from blowing stuff everywhere using these mowers?

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:33 PM
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I would suggest not running over the mulch in the first place.

mowers only cut, blow, discharge what you run over. if mulch isn't going under the deck it's not gonna get blown all over the place.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:38 PM
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install the anti mulch blower baffles.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:56 PM
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Your going to have to make more passes around your beds to avoid getting to close. Or get a ocdc.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:02 PM
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Something like this might help you (OCDC): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptTl_O5-PaA

Otherwise, not pointing the discharge area at the beds may be the only other way to stop blowing the mulch. Make a couple passes blowing the grass out into the yard away from the mulch beds.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:35 PM
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Yardguy28, I guess I didn't state the obvious. It's not when I mow over the bark it's when I am mowing in the vicinity of my beds the discharge shoot is blowing mulch etc everywhere. There are quite a few tight spots where no matter which way I point the discharge shoot I am going to blow bark mulch.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:27 PM
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every mower will do that.

mulch kit, bagger or ocdc......
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:33 PM
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I have been doing some digging looking for a OCDC for the Husqvarna but haven't had much luck. have any of you guys fabricated one?

I would really prefer not to bag so the OCDC seems like the way to go.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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What is your mowing height ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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3.5-4 inches depending on the season
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