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Preventing side discharge into mulch beds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mac'sMowingCO, May 15, 2010.

  1. Mac'sMowingCO

    Mac'sMowingCO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    How can i prevent side discharging into mulch beds and mulch around trees? if i cant prevent this then whats the easiest way to get the clippings out? any help is appreciated
  2. lawnboy852

    lawnboy852 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 219

    Dont point the chute that way.... fairly simple usually, or look into an ocdc.
  3. jhawk60

    jhawk60 LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 241

    Install an OCDC.

  4. Mac'sMowingCO

    Mac'sMowingCO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    ok thanks guys really appreciated
  5. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

  6. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    I use my 21" mower on many lawns with obstacles such as you mention, and I use either the bag or mulch function. If I'm using my bigger mowers, however, I'll either point the chute the other way, or use my Grasspacker catcher. It's much easier to think ahead and keep clippings out, than to blow clippings in and then try to get them back out afterwards, as most mulch will blow right out if you try to use your blower to get the clippings.

    Maybe consider using your small mower close to these obstacles?

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