Mulch Kit for Fastrak 54"

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by osueric27, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. osueric27

    osueric27 LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for the part number for the mulch kit that fits my Fastrak 54"

    Model# 930115
    Serial# 11081672

    Thanks!
     
  2. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
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    (1)108197 plus three (3) blades 797704

    Brian O
     
  3. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
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    You could weld it on but I've found that makes it tough to take off. :)
    It's a bolt and play system.

    Brian O
     
  4. osueric27

    osueric27 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info Brian, just wanted make sure I could put this on myself. Also, I have heard the wavy blades are a good option. Any feedback on that? Which blades are better, hold an edge longer?
     
  5. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
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    When it comes to blades their popularity changes with the climates. With the Mulch kit low lift blades are a must. The wavey style is where I would start. Some people have had luck with the Gator style blades, gators are at least worth a try as a back up set.

    Brian O
     
  6. RSNovi

    RSNovi LawnSite Member
    from MI
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    Is a mulch kit worth it on a lush lawn in Michigan? I was recommended against the mulch kit and let the Hustler Fastrak throw the clippings.
     
  7. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm a fan of mulching when done right. There are limits to the concept of mulching and I don't care what color machine you have if you go over those limits you'll get clumping. In the midwest I like mulching after fathers day. My grass grows too fast and I don't have the time to keep up with it. I wish I could because I throw down fertilizer down in April. When the grass grows so fast I bag it and tack a lot of my money with the grass. If I mulched I would send the fertilizer back to the soil.
    I also have a lot of maple leaves and the mulch kit makes the go away in the fall.
    If you are unable to stay up on your lawn in the spring I would suggest start off with a bagger or side discharge, then add a mulch kit later. they are just a bolt on kit.

    Brian )
     
  8. RSNovi

    RSNovi LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 46

    Sounds good. Thanks for the tips. I have been debating on the bagger. I'll have to check on the price. With my lawn tractor sometimes I really wished I had a bagger.

    I am currently waiting for the machine to come in.
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