Bought a new Super Z today.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNGrassCutter, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Stripes look awesome!
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  2. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Took some photos of the grass cutting done today. Dont know if it will be any benefit to you Mickhippy. Sorry pictures arent great, took with mobile phone. Next time Ill use a digital camera.

    Tucros 1.JPG

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  3. ray904

    ray904 LawnSite Member
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    lazer z man myself just got a new 29 60 efi love it
     
  4. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    What did this cost? Is it an aftermarket product or can it be purchased through hustler.

    I cut lawns near main roads & at car dealers, looks like I have no choice I need to buy this or make one up.

    Sorry if im bringing up an old post here
     
  5. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is aftermarket. Search them online, they are the top of the line chute blocker. I don't remember exactly what it costs but I will look when I get home later.
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  6. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One of the neater set ups out there IMO. A good company to work with. BE CAREFUL! You will damage it. Especially if run in any position but full open and full closed. Motors have plastic gears in them and take very little abuse. I now keep a bungy cord on my machine to hold the flap open when it brakes out in the field and I always have another motor on hand. Easy and fast to swap out and about $40. If you buy them at the local parts store you can get a life time guarantee but that basically equals about one free replacement. But this does brings the cost down to about $20 a motor. I've gone through three in this past season of around 150 hrs. Also make sure your wires are secure and can not be damaged and if you remove the chute temporarily again secure the wires. Damage wires equal approx $150 as they're part of the foot pedal. I was able to repair mine but is not as pretty. Would I buy another one? For sure. I get what I consider a lot of blow out from the front of my deck when the PC is closed but I think this has to due more with the deck design and how high the front skirt is.
     
  7. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    http://powerchutedesign.com/

    Did a search & found this, looks like the one. Cheers
     
  8. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks Green. Looks to be some clumping and a windrow in that third pic. The grass looks pretty dry too! Cant wait to see how you go with grass that long but it being damp!

    I mowed a property last week and I still have the clumping. Have to do some more messing with the turbo baffle I think. Mowing a prop today that will show more.

    Id use caution with that chute blocker (OCDC) being that its an import. I guess we could buy the motors here but our conditions may be hard on it.
    They are easy to make up if you can live with using chain or rope to hold open. You only need a piece of checker plate and some angle iron and a few bolts. You already have the hinge on your existing chute.
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    My PowerChute has been on since new (2006) and hasn't had an issue. It gets rained on, banged up, etc. And continues to work. If it's sticking out and you smack a post, any OCDC will get damaged. The foot operation is easy and intuitive, not to mention FAST acting.

    I had manually operated OCDC's in the past and like this better. Just wish he'd make a solid plate version...No need for vent holes.
     
  10. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im sure I read a lot of you guys had problems with them and support wasnt very good. Something like that anyway?????

    Believe me, I'd seriously like one but with freight costs, could add up pretty quickly if it got damaged or whatever. With it sticking up so far on the SZ version, I know I would damage it for sure.

    By the time it got here it would be over $400! Thats a lot of money compared to $10-$20 for a manual one. Convenient, for sure but still????
     

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