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discharge chute up or down?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by djflats, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. djflats

    djflats LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    I'd just like to know how many mow with the discharge chute down or do you cut with it up. Right now I have a bungie cord on it and it is lifted about half way. Does the position of the chute effect the cut at all? Just curious...thanks.
  2. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 5
    Posts: 1,074

    In the taller spring grass I keep the chute up otherwise you can get rows of clippings. I find that when mulching leaves such as maple or oak, it chops better with the chute down. Then I either bag or lift the chute and broadcast the clippings and leaves.
  3. djflats

    djflats LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    As wet as it's been this spring here I've been cutting with the chute about 1/2 way open, maybe a little more. I just cut here at home right now but with work, it's hard to keep up with...as you all know. When it starts to get a little dryer I'll try dropping it all the way down.
    I just wanted to know how you guys in the business do it and for what reasons. I just cut here, no mulching. Thanks for the response BBB.
  4. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    i took mine off!
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    Likewise...at least on my WB's.

    It gets in the way and worst of all, it makes the clippings not disperse out as widely..

    Safer?...probably. but I'm not the safest dude around either.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    What's a discharge chute?
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466


    Good one :drinkup:
  8. GreenAcresLandscaping

    GreenAcresLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    Mine is always up because most of my customers have irrigation and the grass is always thick, with it down it doesn't disperse the clippings as nicely.
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    I dont know. Do mowers come with those?
  10. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    For saftey reasons I run my "chute" closed.
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