Mulch kit and blade options for XR-7

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Shady Brook, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Does anyone have a mulch kit for their XR-7 deck? What kind of performance are you getting with it? Is there streaking with the mulch kit?

    What other blades are available for the 60" XR-7 decks?

    Thanks
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hustler Z/Super Z 60 XR-7 side discharge 794685 (Fusion)
    Hustler Z/Super Z 60 XR-7 mulching 794214
     
  3. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Is there a mulch kit for the XR-7 available at this time? How does it perform compared to the old kit? Is it designed differently with kickers or anything unique?
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes the mulch kit is available, here is the information.
    Kit, Mulch 60", 66", 72" XR-7 Decks Hustler Z / Super Z part # 106856 MSRP $185.00
    You will need to order the blades listed in the post above yours.
    Here is a picture of the mulch kit installed on the XR-7 deck.
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  5. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Thanks for the picture and info PJ. So is that $185 for the kit, not including blades? I could not see any kickers on the kit, so it must be mainly just closing off the sections.

    Thanks
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    $185.00 for the kit and you need to buy the blades also.
    No "kickers", each blade is separated by baffles.
    I would also like to say, that there is no drilling to install this kit, it is very easy to install.

    Pj
     
  7. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    Does anyone have any pictures to post of the xr7 mulching kit in action. I will be demoing 1 next week hopefully. I'm looking for something that will mulch as good as the old Exmark Lazer Z. Striping should be as good also with the Hustler isn't it?
     
  8. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    It mulches awesome and you will love the striping also.
    Let us know after your demo.
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    Pj
     
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
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    Thanks PJ, I'm going to try out the 66" xr7 with a mulching kit. My concern about it is will it scalp easy. I figured if it had the stripe roller on it, that would keep it from scalping. I know it works well on a 60". Also is the 26 hp L/C Kawasaki enough power. I know it is for a 60" not sure about the bigger deck.
     
  10. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    It depends on conditions, but 95% of the time you will be fine with that engine choice.

    Pj
     

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