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Old 04-21-2013, 05:53 PM
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Just like some people mentioned above I side discharge because I now a lot of grass that is tall and if I mulched, I would have to double cut everything.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:00 PM
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Well around here during the spring mulching mowers simply can't keep up. There are times when grass grows 8" in a week and you can't mulch that. I don't run an ocdc, I just make sure to stay 2 passes away from objects I don't wanna spray with grass.
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It's funny how different areas different setups are required. I couldn't get away with out an OCDC down here. All my lot sizes are 10,000 square feet or less and with landscape beds, driveways, pools and walkways I'd be plastering something with grass.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:09 PM
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It's funny how different areas different setups are required. I couldn't get away with out an OCDC down here. All my lot sizes are 10,000 square feet or less and with landscape beds, driveways, pools and walkways I'd be plastering something with grass.
Thats why I love my area, having to fumble with an ocdc would probably kill me, atleast until it became second nature like im sure it is for you.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:26 PM
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Thats why I love my area, having to fumble with an ocdc would probably kill me, atleast until it became second nature like im sure it is for you.
Yeah it is. I pretty much drive my Lazer one handed lol.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:11 PM
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How many people use pedal controlled ocdc setup a versus the manual ones with levers and do any of you use them on standers?
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:15 AM
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:48 PM
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Come try and mulch the bi weekly lawns I do and it would be the last time you did that. It's great for immaculate weekly mows where the growth isn't too thick. I side discharge everything. I have to.
If a lawn is growing that much then it should be mowed once a week.

EOW should be for the lawns that do not grow much.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:29 PM
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I side discharge and don't ever see anyone running a mulch kit locally. You can mow faster side discharging and it doesn't leave stranglers or anything from what people have told me. Now I have to admit it would be nice to not have to cut so I don't spray beds and don't get grass on the driveway or anything.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:50 PM
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On my two machines I have a mulch kit on one and side discharge with the other. I prefer mulching in tight areas and side discharging in open areas. Even in our conditions here I dont have that much trouble with the mulching kits. Normally when I have to double cut I would have had to double cut side discharging also. There is a difference also between a block off plate and a mulching kit. It cracks me up when people think they are the same thing. I cant see ever running a machine without a mulching kit on properties like I mantain. I will say they usually do require a little more maintenance than side discharging. You do have to sharpen blades more often to keep the cut quality up. Also running the proper blades while mulching makes a huge difference in cut quality as well.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:33 PM
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I know a guy that runs Rear discharge grasshoppers. He has switched from side discharge to the rears. If I remember correctly, the rear discharge decks are cheaper to purchase, and he saves something like 15 percent fuel (diesel) on the same properties that he used to run the same machines - just with the different decks.
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