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Old 10-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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What is the purpose of this peice under the deck?

Its the piece inside the deck near the top left that has the bolt in it. I have that on my gravely walk behind and just wondered what the purpose of it is for, because I thought about taking it off? Thanks




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Old 10-20-2013, 08:14 PM
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It's to help support the deck from bending or warping. I wouldn't recommend taking it out.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:33 PM
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It is a discharge baffle. Having it in helps keep the clippings under the deck longer, getting them cut finer. Also, it helps with lift for a crisper cut. Removing it should not hurt your deck in any way. On some mowers removing the baffle helps reduce clumping. You might try it and compare.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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I could and probably am wrong but I still wouldn't remove it. It has to help support the deck as well. It acts like a brace also in my opinion. Removing it could also effect the vacuum of the baffle system I would think.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:33 AM
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Search Turbo Baffle on this site.
Not all mowers use them, they arent always effective.
It will change the air flow.
Take it out and see if it makes any difference. If your happy wit the discharge now then leave it alone.
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Older Gravely's have one 3 piece interlocked baffle runs from left side wrapped around the front out the chute, nothing like the new xfactor decks the image is not showing up for me for some reason not sure which model you are referring to.

In my case I have pulled the whole thing out used it for one season almost did pretty good but loss of suction it was due to a broken clip on the right front section bought a new and stuck it back in, has nothing to do with support on older models.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:43 PM
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Its the piece inside the deck near the top left that has the bolt in it. I have that on my gravely walk behind and just wondered what the purpose of it is for, because I thought about taking it off? Thanks

It appears to be your air dam. Its there to actually deflect the air on that end of the deck to discharge clippings. The back side of it creates an upward lift of air instead of suctioning in air from the discharge cut off. For best performance, leave it like it came from the factory.



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Old 05-12-2014, 12:16 PM
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The way it's bolted in would suggest it doesn't give much support if any. As others suggested it's a baffle and I believe if you look into your manual it may suggest removing it in some cutting conditions.
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