Nice Homemade Mulch Plate

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DSIM, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Here are some pics of a mulch plate made out of green metal flower bed edging.
    This was made for my Hustler Mini Fastrak 36.




  2. wrestlingcoach

    wrestlingcoach LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    nice job ... I have used a piece of board for a mulch plate on ny 44" toro..BUT the problem arises is that it leaves a trail on the discharge side. so be aware of that
  3. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    thanks, I'm hoping that lip that I have on this plate will eliminate any trail or blowout. I'll have to wait and see.
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    It will eliminate a TON of trailing/blowout in the discharge area. However in thick/tall grass it will shoot the clipping back to the rest of the deck and if its too much, it will clump a little, but its better than a trail of clippings and blowing out at the discharge. You'll be happy with that I beleive.
  5. DSIM

    DSIM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    thanks for the info!
    here's a pic with the plate on the mower. I tried it out yesterday in a few leaves and it seemed to work great.

  6. bstroble

    bstroble LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Can i geet instructions on how you made your mulch plate? size and such.

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