Gravely baffles

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Ax Man, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone tried the tall grass/bahia baffles gravely sells?
    I wonder what the difference is from the one that comes on my 252z?
    Or has anyone changed thier baffle? I get pretty good buildup between blades, particularly at the front of the deck, so I think there isn't enough airflow.
    Iv'e tried double blades, so don't take me down that road, just packs it in faster.
    Thanks
     
  2. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    I demoed a Gravely with what they called Bahia baffles. I have bahia grass on my place and let me tell you it is TOUGH stuff to cut. It makes great hay and I have cut and baled quite alot of it in my time. When cutting with a cicle bar type cutter, it wears out knives and guards quickly.

    Unfortunately there was very little bahia grass where I was cutting with it. What I did not like about it was that the discharge came out in one very fine stream like it was being shot out of a hose. It made for a very distinct row of cuttings. It was almost like they were wind rowed for baling.

    I don't know if there was anything else under the deck besides the baffle that you could see at the discharge chute, but I really was not impressed.

    Like anything else it all depends on what you want to accomplish with it.

    Hope this helps,
    Doc
     
  3. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Helps a little, how deep was the baffle? The one on mine is nearly as deep as the deck.
     
  4. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, the baffle was as deep or almost as deep as the deck itself.

    Hope this helps,
    Doc
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I run mulching baffles on mine. Never get build up.
     
  6. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes sir it does. Thanks
     

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