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Old 01-12-2014, 10:24 PM
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Best Mulching Z for St Augustine Grass

I currently mulch with a JD 717a, with a mulch kit and G6 Blades.. Never leaves a clump. I like the cut. Plus it only has a 19hp engine. I have heard some mowers need more HP to mulch. Let me know what combinations you have.

Looking to buy another Z and interested in hearing your experiences with different mowers, on St. Augustine grass.

I like mine but not real happy with the local Deere dealer. So open to make a change.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:42 PM
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I've mulched with Toro, Wright, and Ferris and all work well on St. Augustine. Toro did the best but it has a 21hp 48" deck.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:44 AM
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I've mulched with Toro, Wright, and Ferris and all work well on St. Augustine. Toro did the best but it has a 21hp 48" deck.
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I'll check out the Toro, also Exmark, though some have said on this site that Exmark can clump in wet conditions.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:06 AM
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I'll throw in my vote for a Hustler with the mulching kit and Gator Blades.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:33 AM
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I'll check out the Toro, also Exmark, though some have said on this site that Exmark can clump in wet conditions.
they will all clump it wet conditions
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:03 AM
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they will all clump it wet conditions
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Bingo. I've run my exmark lazer z for 6yrs now on st. Aug. it's had the mulching kit since the day I bought it. Leaves a beautiful cut. Keep the deck clean and the blades sharp.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:57 AM
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I'll throw in my vote for a Hustler with the mulching kit and Gator Blades.
i have found that gator blades with a full kit dont work well.....
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:08 AM
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i have found that gator blades with a full kit dont work well.....
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Have you tried the Gator G6 Blades? I wasn't thrilled about my JD 717a with a mulch kit until I used them. It was my back up machine, and I use it all the time now.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:12 AM
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Bingo. I've run my exmark lazer z for 6yrs now on st. Aug. it's had the mulching kit since the day I bought it. Leaves a beautiful cut. Keep the deck clean and the blades sharp.
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Yes, Exmark's do have a great looking cut. What model, HP, deck size do you have? Do you use Gator Blades or Exmark mulch?
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:19 AM
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So why do we have so many Scags down here? DC's used to be the standard and have fallen out of favor despite the fact they give a good cut on SA and Bahia. Waiting for the Walker zombies to rise from hibernation. So much comes down to proper deck setup. Pitch, blade depth, blade type, baffles, mulch kit and blocker plates can make all the difference.
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