1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Anit Blow out baffle.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jnjnlc, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I have finally taken pics of the anti blowout baffle I put on my toro. It is the Toro 44" SFS deck.

    And yes I know I need to pressure wash the underside of my deck.

    antiblowout pic.jpg
  2. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    This is the view from the front.

    antiblowout pic2.jpg
  3. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Does that baffle work well? I have the same mower and this past week trying to much up leaves has aggrivated me because of the blowout. Is the baffle metal or plastic? I want to make a baffle and a screen to go over my discharge. For the discharge cover i was going to use the heavy gage screen like trailer tailgates have.
  4. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    It works great. The biggest problem is when I am in heavy wet grass I have to clean it off after every lawn. I use a spade shovel to slide in the chute and scrape it off. I would say that I have eliminated 99 % of my blow out. If I do have any blowing in my face now it is when I am in high wind. You must try this.

    Toro puts a plate on the bottom of the deck that is about 2” wide. There are two holes already drilled in this plate. I used these two holes and bolted a piece if sheet metal that I bought at Lowes. I think the thickest they had. I was pretty simple to do. I did have to trim the sheet metal so that it would contour to the front of the deck.

    I would also like to make a screen to go over my discharge chute. It would help when I am around flower beds and such.

    And by the way, sorry for the misspelled word in the title of this post. It should read “Anti” not Anit. Darn fat fingers.

Share This Page