Anti-scalp runners

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by HOWARD JONES, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    In all my net surfing, I have yet to find a commercial mower that has any kind of anti-scalp runner under the discharge chute. I hate to use it for an example, but I once used a Murray which had a little rod running under the chute - really helped keep the deck from dropping down on curbs, stumps, etc. Have you considered putting a runner uner the discharge, and is there any real reason not to (I am seriously considering adding one myself).
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Any runner will restrict the disharge of clippings form the deck,and why would you be running the discharge side over curbs,and edges with the blades on anyway?I use my string trimmer for that stuff,and keep the mower off those areas altogether.
     
  3. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    I wonder if some "lesser" manufactures need it for strength to prevent the leading edge from folding under. In Hustlers case the leading edge is boxed in and would not need any additional stiffening. I too agree with John in that any brace would cause an obstruction to the discharge of clippings. I guess I've never noticed a need to have one as a protective measure. I know what will get me into trouble and what won't. I don't put the machine in areas that will cause the blades to hit an immovable object.
     

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