Mulching plates on a Scag

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by RD 12, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    I have a scag W/61 velocity deck. How much of the clippings are left behind W/ a mulching kit and all the bafflers installed? I run it right now W/just the side discharge plate and it leaves a clippings and is dusty as all can be.
     
  2. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    In my opinion you would be far better off leaving it side discharge (ie. take the plate off). I hardly ever get clumping, mostly because it is designed to spread the clippings out several feet. Its not designed to just have a plate blocking the chute.
     
  3. RECESSION PROOF MOWING

    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    I run 60" Turf Tigers and just leave it wide open to dispurse clippings as mulch. Although I have toyed with the idea of adding a hand-operated Master Chute for areas that need more control.
     
  4. RD 12

    RD 12 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    The main reason is that I cut football and baseball fields and the cut looks a lot better.
     
  5. RECESSION PROOF MOWING

    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    It makes sense, I see what you're saying. You've got an every week cut on a ballfield and football field where the clilppings can't be blown every which way the wind blows. Most of us out in the fields don't need such controlled clippings management as you sports field cutters.
     

Share This Page