blowout baffles

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by MacLawnCo, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am wanting to get blowout baffles for my 52 and 60" ultracut decks and asked my dealer to order some for me. He came back saying there are two options: One being flanges that bolt to the leading edge of the deck and adjust up and down and the Other option being baffles that bolt onto the W baffle inside the deck. What im trying to combat is leaves blowing out the front discharge side when collecting them cutting at 3.5" and higher. The blowout happens no matter the density of the turf but is worse on thinner lawns. Knowing when my issues happen, I would like your recomendation as to which option is going to be my solution. Thank you.

    PS, Id like to see you alter your fleet purchase program to weight more points for full sized turf tracers. 1.5 is quite week. Id like to see them worth at least 2.5.
     
  2. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My fleet purchase comment aside, I sure would like an answer to my blowout question.
     
  3. greengiant9963

    greengiant9963 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not sure if this helps but I bought a blowout baffle 2 years ago for the W baffle inside the deck of my lazer Z HP 52 trivantage deck. Really didn't make a difference at all. I get a ton of blowout from the discharge side. I run a ultra vac also. Leaves are starting to fall here just a headache sometimes to keep chasing them around. Trying to find a solution.
     
  4. Andrew's Lawn Maintenance

    Andrew's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Member
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    (Exmark)
    What position do you put the baffle at if you are mowing leaves in the fall at 2 3/4 or 3 inches? I have it all the way up and am getting some blow out! Tired of chasing leaves!!!!!
     
  5. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dear Exmark,

    an answer would be appreciated. Did I mention Scag is bidding hard for my new purchases?

    Sincerely, Maclawnco
     
  6. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    MacLawn,

    Here's the skinny, for leaf collection, the anti-blowouts are the way to go. However, they can cause quality of cut issues when in the grass...not always, but can.

    The flange baffles don't work as well (better than nothing) for leaf collection, but also won't tend to cause as much of an issue when in the grass. It's best application is for southern grasses, especially trying to capture bahai stems and such.

    Here's some links that have some excellent feedback and information.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=33787

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=33530

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?threadid=32272

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=80230

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Lenny
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Try Rapter blades from steins for leaves.
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

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    PS, Id like to see you alter your fleet purchase program to weight more points for full sized turf tracers. 1.5 is quite week. Id like to see them worth at least 2.5.[/QUOTE]


    If your thinking about the Full sized Turf Tracers?? There no other mower like it. scag doesn't have anything close.
     
  10. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lenny, thanks for your help. Ill give the dealer a call tomorrow. I take it I said something that was unspeakable? ;)
     

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