mft mulching help

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by rlh149, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. rlh149

    rlh149 LawnSite Member
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    I would like to see if PJ or anyone of the other experienced mft owners can help me out. I purchased the mft with the home owner in mind. I have been mulching my grass for a lot of years with a self propelled John Deer and have always liked the results I have gotten. Now that I have gotten older and my old body aches from so much walking I purchased the mft (after long and hard searching) Now when ever I use the mft the grass clippings blow all over the place. On me up on the lawn mower and I wind up with a good 3 to 4 inches on the deck. Also it leave grass trails all over the yard. If I am doing something wrong I would like to be informed, I have the 15/36 and I have tried both the gator blades and the factory blades with the same result. I have used the mft 5 times now and the results are always the same. I and the lawn mower are covered in grass. I don't run wide open but the blades are at full throttle. Any Ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    rlh149
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    How tall is the grass and how much of it are you mulching (taking off) in one pass?
    Your general rule of thumb when mulching is 1/3 of the grass height is to be taken off.

    Pj
     
  3. rlh149

    rlh149 LawnSite Member
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    With the majority of the grass being dormant I do not believe I am trying to cut more than 1/3, I am just curious if I maybe going to slow or if I should cut back on the engine speed? The air movement from the blades is allot.
    rlh149
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Never cut back the engine speed, the mower is designed with the engine speed to be full throttle when cutting.

    Pj
     

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