Can you do this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by locustridge, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. locustridge

    locustridge LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a question about mulching. My mower is an exmark turf tracer hp with a 48" deck. Can you mulch by just covering the discharge shute and using mulching blades or do you have to have a mulching kit such a the micro mulch system. Thanks in advance.
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Your question has been addresses many times on this site.

    The answer is NO.....To get good results, buy the kit. It will pay for itself and save you valuable time trying to rig up something that you will just have to take back off.

    I have a Exmark TT w/ 48". I do have the mulch kit.
    I also have the mulch kit and bagger for my Z 60" ztr.

    For more info on this subject. do a search. Top right of screen between sponsors and log in.

  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    No, a actual mulch kit encloses each blade in a chamber with baffles that must be installed. Simply putting a stop over the discharge chute will not suffice. I used to use a mulch kit on my JD but it would only work well during the summer months. i have now went with Meg Mo blades and they do a better job mulching with no mulch kit at all.

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