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Old 05-22-2013, 10:16 PM
SteveG66 SteveG66 is offline
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Turf Tracer Blow Out Up Front

Hope you're all doing well, hard to believe its summer already!!

I have a 2005 52" Turf Tracer, I bought pre-broken in, that I'm having issues with cut grass blowing and swirling in front of the deck. Nothing has helped that I have tried: Tires are aired up properly, deck adjustment holes are correct, blades are on the correct way, etc. I've tried adding a few washers on the back pins to raise the back of the deckup and even went another hole, still no go.

The grass clippings are filling up my air filter and I'm afraid it's gonna also fill up the shroud and cause a fire or overheat the engine.

The deck is clean with no build up and sharp blades. I am using Exmark's "Gator" style blades.

Grass is blend of Kentucky Bluegrass and a broader bladed grass in reasonably good shape.

I checked with the local Exmark dealer and was told there wasnt an anti blow out kit available for this mower, I was hoping there was some sort of a cure.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading and be safe out there, thanks again for any suggestions.

Steve G
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 PM
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Do a search on "Exmark Antiblowout kit" There are several threads one of which has pictures and parts numbers for your mower.

You should be able to find what you are looking for.

Couple of other things: have you checked deck pitch? Should be 1/4" higher in back than the front. Also, have you tried plain high lifts? The gators may be adding to your problem.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:37 PM
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Are you running a mulch kit? Gators are meant to discharge. Just guessing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 PM
SteveG66 SteveG66 is offline
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Thanks for the replies:

I am side discharging with the gators, I will switch to the high lifts.

I assume the deck pitch is fine based on the holes in the adjustment pins. I will double check so I won't be assuming any longer.

I'll also do a search regarding the anti blowout kit from Exmark.

Thanks again, really appreciate it.

Steve G
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:08 PM
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SteveG66 - if you are still looking for this information the Exmark part number for the anti blowout baffle kit is 103-6344.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the info, I will let them know once I confirm deck pitch, etc.

eXmark PR: What is diff between the flanged baffle and anti baffle kit?

Thanks again all for your help
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