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Old 03-02-2013, 01:59 AM
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i think you need to weld a triangular baffle at the same angle as the edge of the boxed area. see pic in blue.

i think the other pic shows what is happening with no baffle. that's the only thing i can see that would be happening. again i'm no expert but my brother and cousin are engineers.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:01 AM
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Oh right, so you think adding the baffle in there will prevent the grass from hitting that rear section?

I agree the clippings are coming out the chute at such an angle that they end up hitting the rear of the deck.

Other decks I have looked at all appear to have a thin edge which curves around on the outside, away from the chute, leaving nothing for grass to really gather up on. This is the major difference I can see with the VX4 deck from lets say the XR7 deck, which also doesnt have a baffle on there.
Green- look at post 336. Ignore the Deere deck because it doesn't have one, but look at the other two decks, See that angular baffle Jason circled? That's what you guys need to add. Mick's appears to go in more or less perpendicular to the chute instead of angled forward like these two are. It not only goes in and forwards, but tapers up to the top of the deck towards the end that goes towards the center.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:04 AM
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yeah ridin' see's what i'm talking about. look at the other decks how they all have a baffle there to keep clippings from being recirculated back into the deck.

the deere one is smaller than all of the others but it's still there. they must have better airflow going outward or something that the other decks don't have.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:04 AM
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i think you need to weld a triangular baffle at the same angle as the edge of the boxed area. see pic in blue.

i think the other pic shows what is happening with no baffle. that's the only thing i can see that would be happening. again i'm no expert but my brother and cousin are engineers.
You might be right. This is basically what Mickhippy has done, maybe it needs some tweaking. Hustler should be putting all their time and effort into making that up or they should already have one of those available, im assuming they dont?

heres a picture showing the major difference between the XR7 deck & VX4. theres no boxing at all on XR7

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:07 AM
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Green-
Go to this page and take a scroll down to the drawing of the V+ deck and all the explanations that go with each letter. It shows this baffle, and explains why it is needed and what it is for-
http://www.scag.com/velocityplus.html
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:09 AM
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Thanks Jason and Ridin, I will see how I go might attempt to make something up.

Ill do some research, thanks for the link riding, will look over it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:10 AM
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xr7 is missing the baffle too so it may have a few problems as well i dunno.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:11 AM
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After reading this entire thread, I am thoroughly convinced that the best cutting deck I have ever used was the 52" on my residential cub cadet zero turn 7 years ago. Nobody makes true tunnels anymore, or rounded chambers for the blades.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:11 AM
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This is Snapper Pro's top of the line machine. Look at the upper rear corner of the deck. See that angled baffle?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:13 AM
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xr7 is missing the baffle too so it may have a few problems as well i dunno.
I hate how they bolt in different pieces...makes for perfect spots for grass to sit and rot, and rust out your deck.
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