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Question About an OCDC

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by statman, May 27, 2007.

  1. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    I made an OCDC for my Lazer hp, and it keeps clippings out of areas I don't want them in. However, when I open the door, I get a huge clump of grass that spits out. My question is, if I buy a $200 store-bought OCDC will I get the huge clump spitting out?
  2. precisongreen32

    precisongreen32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    yes u will just go back and hit the clumps with a blower
  3. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    The rule is: If you make a mod yourself, you have to post pics for all to see! We all benefit from eachother, right? :clapping:
  4. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    It is pretty crude... I welded a piece of steel plate inside the deflector chute that came with the mower. I drilled a hole in the chute and attached a bungy cord to it.
  5. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    Did you just cut the rest of the deflector off and keep the swivel/hinge?
  6. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    If you had used expanded metal like 3/4" it would have saved some of the clumps.
  7. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 271

    I left the whole deflector intact, but am going to trim it back.

    Thanks for the ex-met idea. I tried drilling 1/4" holes, but they plugged up. I will make them bigger and add some.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Yes, you will always get the clump of grass. Just disperse it out tward the open, and when you go over it with the deck, it's gone. I often go into tight areas, close the chute (first), back out and release. This collects the grass and brings it out to the open area....works well. Sometimes, I have to dip in twice, as it will only hold so much before it starts blowing out the front and side.

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