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Old 04-11-2012, 04:44 PM
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Mulch kit or Discharge blocker?

I have a 36" Exmark Vantage that I use in a Condo association and we are getting clippings everywhere. I am trying to decide if I should get a mulch kit or just a chute deflector as we do use the mower at other places where discharge is not a problem. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:32 PM
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If you do biweekly cuts do not get a mulch kit.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:33 PM
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If you do biweekly cuts do not get a mulch kit.
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Agreed. IF you do weekly and want to SD or mulch depending on property, go with a plate, much easier to remove.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Does the discharge blocker leave a trail of grass on the right side?
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:49 PM
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Does the discharge blocker leave a trail of grass on the right side?
Yes, as will a mulch kit, plate blocker is worse though.

Biweeklys with mulch kit are very hard on mower and consume a ton more fuel.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Does the discharge blocker leave a trail of grass on the right side?
It can but if these are manicured lawns and your blades are sharp it should be minimal if at all....then again, i am speaking for southern grasses. I think gator blades help if you just run a plate. Again, keep blades sharp.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:02 PM
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We ran the plate only on scags and snapper hydros here in Texas for about the last 15 years for residential yards without much trouble-biweekly yards are tough as was described by earier posts..the mulch kit is a must for leaves...but I like the option to side discharge if necessary-
-really tall yards, take the plate off and make sure you have the discarge chute guard handy as without it, you will blow grass all over, but then you can rake it up pretty quickly ...I'd say plate is better for most mowing-
maybe keep a small 21 inch with a open chute to cut through really tall grass--start in the middle of the yard and discharge toward the middle alternatly when going back and forth...it will put the grass only in the center of the yard-
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:49 PM
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Of you remove no more than 1/3 of grass blade when you service your customers get mulch kit, of you service both good and bad lawns which are full of weeds get OCDC.

Mulch kits suck with tall grass, wet grass and weeds.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:53 PM
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Mulch kits suck with tall grass, wet grass and weeds.
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yes, not easy at all...have to cut high, then cut lower...
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:57 PM
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Mulch kits suck with tall grass, wet grass and weeds.
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yes, not easy at all...have to cut high, then cut lower...[/QUOTE]

If its an overgrown mess forget about it...I've had them kill the engine on the 24 hp vride.
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