Fastrak mulch kit?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by MinnesotaJeff, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. MinnesotaJeff

    MinnesotaJeff LawnSite Member
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    I'm curious about the mulch kit for my 48" Fastrak. What does it consist of - are there baffles to be installed underneath or is it just a block off plate? And finally, is it necessary? I have a very thick lawn that in th epast I needed to bag. My JD tractor with mulching kit would never do a decent job on it. I'm hoping to not have to bag with the Fastrak.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    The mulch kit for the 48" FasTrak is a full baffled system, it will come with 2 baffles and a closure plate and all the hardware needed.
    As to if you need it or not.....
    You need to run the mower a few times, I think you will find you don't need it, unless you want to use it to mulch leaves in the fall.

    Pj
     
  3. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
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    But do mulch blades come with it?
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    The mulch kit does not come with mulching blades.
    There are 2 different styles that work good, one may work better in your area than the other.
    Talk to your dealer and see what he recommends.
    The 2 mulching blade options are as follows.
    Wavy type blade, part # 796623
    Gator mulcher, part # 796631
     
  5. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
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    I Picked it up yesterday. The dealer said the mulch blades were included in the Kit, but who knows......I'm just happy to finally have the thing....

    already went out in the yard to chop leaves left from last year....I was suprised it left a pretty clean path mulching after one pass...
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well let me know, from my paperwork it says they don't come with the kit.
    Make sure it has them installed...

    Pj
     
  7. captn

    captn LawnSite Member
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    They are installed. They handed me the standard blades they took off.
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats good.
     

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