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mulching kit or blade blocker?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Davypfeiff, May 15, 2005.

  1. Davypfeiff

    Davypfeiff LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 26

    I am having a problem with getting grass into customers flower beds. What would be the best choice a mulching kit or a blade blocker? The lawns i mow have alot of flower beds and trees so i would have to have the blade blocker down alot.

  2. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Chute blocker. It can be raised and lowered in a second when needed. The mulching kit has to mechanically installed and removed.
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    The Chute Blockers are Basically Useless for any Type of Mulching as They Leave Windrows and Create Blowout....If You have Alot of Open Mowing a Chute Blocker is Fine but If you Want to Mulch in Confined Areas Buy a Mulch Kit....On Our Props There is No Room to Discharge Grass so You Mulch or Bag....The Losers w/Walkers Bag.
  4. Cut 2 Please

    Cut 2 Please LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    I run full mulch kits on all my mowers and they work fine whether it is on my weekly properties or bi-weekly properties.
  5. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 379

    We used to run mulch kits on our smaller mowers(52" MiniZ or 48" Scag) which were used on smaller properties. On our Super Z we used a chute block because on larger areas we could simply put it down around landscpe beds or cars to keep from throwing clippings or rocks.

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