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Old 06-22-2013, 03:15 PM
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TURF TRACER power OCDC installed!!!!!!!

Like the title says, just installed a power OCDC on my Turf Tracer, can't wait to test it out. I put the toggle switch near the ECS control and I can reach it perfectly with my finger, the toggle switch is long and works great. Also the powerchute stops at several locations, I only took pictures of a couple.

On a side note, I'm wondering if anyone know what the purpose of the deflector that is on the underside of the deck is for? On picture #4, you can see where I removed one bolt on the left side of the discharge opening.It has another bolt on top holding it on, plus some rust/caked on grass. I'm wondering if this is the reason some say that these mowers throw clumps, I'm debating taking if off, wondering what others think.

Let me know if anyone has any questions.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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One more of the mower.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:59 PM
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Its to help with bagging. Turf tigers have them and when I had mine I took it off when not bagging
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:30 PM
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Hmmm, that's interesting, I bought the mower used, so maybe they had a bagger for it, but it didn't have a bracket for a catcher, nor did the seller offer one, or I would've took it too. Thanks for the info, I will likely just take it off.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:43 PM
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It comes standard
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:31 PM
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How long did it take to install and if you don't mind me asking, how much was it?
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:09 PM
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On a 60" turf tracer there are three or four bolts to remove. With the baffle removed the deck will discharge slightly better in wet conditions. The tradeoff comes in dry, thin grass. Removing the baffle affects suction causing the cut to be less crisp.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:16 PM
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Very interesting points sjessen, I will see how it affects the cut for me, it has been on until now and to be honest I didn't even know it was there until I got the OCDC, lol. The install only took maybe an hour or so, just had to drill a couple holes, and then zip tie the wire and connect to battery. The pricing on powerchute's website, but mine was $340, I think.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:20 PM
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Very interesting points sjessen, I will see how it affects the cut for me, it has been on until now and to be honest I didn't even know it was there until I got the OCDC, lol. The install only took maybe an hour or so, just had to drill a couple holes, and then zip tie the wire and connect to battery. The pricing on powerchute's website, but mine was $340, I think.
I have the same ocdc on my turf tracers and love them. It is wise to have some extra parts: a toggle switch and a motor for starters and a box of electrical connectors. The motor can be purchased at Napa, etc. but experience has shown the factory units last longer.

Good luck!
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:12 PM
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I just bought an ez chute mostly in part it wasnt as expensive and doesn't have any parts that can break on me like the power chute. It'll be interesting to see how long yours will last before things go bad.
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