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Mulching w/Fastrak 48

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Airstream86, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Airstream86

    Airstream86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I have tried to mulch leaves with the Gator Blades that the dealer recommended to me and am not happy at all. There is a lot of mulch that is thrown up on top of the operator platform. The right front of the deck shoots out leaves from under the deck. I have tried re-adjusting the deck to factory specks to no avail.
    Suggestions would be appreciated
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Do you have a full mulch kit installed? as in both baffles and the block off plate?

  3. Airstream86

    Airstream86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Yes the full baffle assembly is installed. I am at a setting of 3-1/4" deck heigth

    SPENCER HUNTER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    i have both mulch kits on both of my machine's,,and just love them they do a great job i have the 07 mini z 42 inch and a 48 super duty i mulch every 1 to 2 weeks at 2 to 2 1/4 inches to 2 3/4 inches at my highest height,, it will not mulch if the leaves are soaking wet,,,but will work the best if they are dry,,, i hope this helps,,,
  5. Airstream86

    Airstream86 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I don't think my customers will allow me to cut that short even in the winter time. Maybe this is just something I will have to put up with at the higher setting. I did try lowering the deck to 2-1/2" and it helped tremendously.
    Thanks for the help

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