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Mulching kit for Exmark Turf Tracer HP 52"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GTLC, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    I am thinking of an eXmark mulching kit for my Turf Tracer HP. Will wet grass be a big problem with mulching?
  2. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    With OEM blades big problem with grass.
  3. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    talk to darryl gesner he has a mulching kit on his tthp 48.im sure he can give you the good and bad on the mulching kit.
  4. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    With OEM blades no problem with grass.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I have the mulch kit for my 48" TTHP and my 52" Lazer HP. I run the mulch kits with the OEM blades (wavy mulchers) most of the season.

    You can cut wet grass, within limits. I would suggest not going the mulching route in the spring during heavy growth or if you do a lot of bi-weekly. Large amounts of tall wet grass will plug the deck up.

    Also, you do have to slow down some, but I think the benefits outweigh the negatives. It leaves a really nice cut and makes most debris just disappear.
  6. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    this may ound really dumb but what does OEM mean?
  7. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Original Equipment Manufacturer, as opposed to after market like meg-mo. Just wondering, I assume "meg" is short for megga, but what's the "mo" stand for?
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    I think Darryl basically agreed with the Megster. Try reading his post. First, you have problems with heavy wet grass, and need to mow bi-weekly. Also, if you stop the machine the debris falls out.
    Bottom-line, nothing is free, and cutting dry grass finer is OK, but if it’s wet it makes it worse.
    One thing is if you have a long wet lawn, you’ll never cut through it mulching, or you'll have to go so slow it's faster not mulching. At least with the open chute you can double cut and end up with a good result.
  10. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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