Mulching kits

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slicklawns, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. slicklawns

    slicklawns LawnSite Member
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    Folks, I would like to add a mulching kit to my Lesco Z Two. What is involved with the installation on this or any manafacturers kit. Is it a nut and bolt job or do they snap into the under deck. This is the first year I think I will definetely need one and your help is as always appreciated.
     
  2. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
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    I'm not an expert on mulch kits, however, all the kits I have seen were "nut and bolt" types. I would talk to my dealer first. I would also recommend buying the mulch kit produced by Lesco for your specific application, they have done all the R&D and it should be the best kit for your mower. Your dealer should be able to tell you what degree of a pain in the a$$ the mulch kit is to install. Might be better off letting them do it. Good luck.
     
  3. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just put mines back on yesterday on my 48" Lazer Z HP. Its a nut and bolt job that takes 15-30 minutes. I use it from now till May.
     
  4. A&M Landscaping

    A&M Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    How well does that kit do on your exmark. I have one in the box for mine and never have used the thing once.
     
  5. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It works Great! Especially during fall when leaves are falling. If your accounts are weekly, you can use them year round. Biweeky during the summer growing months and bahaia grass is a bad combo. I use mines from late Sept. to Late April here in SW Ga. Keep in mind though I also have a 60" that I Ultra Vac or side discharge with so putting the kit on the 48" gives me the best of both worlds. I keep a mulch kit on my 36" walk behind year round. The only draw back is mulching blades do not last as long as high lifts. I can only sharpen my mulching blades 2-3 times before the foil on the back wears out.
     

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