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Old 03-06-2013, 06:47 PM
jschultznorth jschultznorth is offline
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Do you have a rear discharge deck

Was wondering what people thought of these. Less broken windows? I see they say it requires less hp. Does it leave larger clippings?. Is the possibility of damaging the mower greater because everything comes out below the motor?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:04 AM
jay_mc1 jay_mc1 is offline
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I have 6 of the 72" hustler super z's with rear discharge decks and love them. I have been using the rear discharge decks for about 6 years. There is no damage to the mower because there are steel and rubber deflectors underneath. We have had no broken windows since making the switch. We use them in large campgrounds and are able to mow right next to campers and vehicles and do not have to worry about damage to their property. Depending on the type of grass, I have noticed some clumping. I think part of it might be because one of the blades spins in the opposite direction of the other two, this causes the clippings from 2 blades meeting in the same spot. On regularly mowed grass it is not a problem, but if its taller, it will leave a windrow. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:51 AM
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Lots of clippings and clumping on tall or thick grass. If you aren't doing any brush or field mowing I would consider mulching since the cost to convert may be cheaper than switching decks or machines. The conditions that support a rear discharge deck for residential mowing also support mulching.

Walker has a rear discharge deck that supposedly does well though - it's a twin blade 52
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