scag mulching problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bucket, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. bucket

    bucket LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 16

    i am frustrated as hell mulching with my 36" WB. This thing is leaving so many clumps that double cutting sometimes doesn't take care of it. fyi....it's setup at 2 7/8 with the block off plate and eliminator blades, not the whole hurricane system.

    any suggestions. i would rather not side discharge since most of my accounts have extensive planting beds.
     
  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    I have two Scag Ztrs but I only mulch during the fall. I have mulched some grass with the plate and hi-lift blades with no problem. What type of grass are you trying to mulch? And how often are you cutting?
     
  3. bucket

    bucket LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 16

    its tall fescue. we are cutting every 5 to 7 days. it is growing like crazy during that time though.
     
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    You could try something like the advanced chute to block the discharge. The advance chute allows you to open or close the chute. You can open it to discharge in large areas and close it around landscape beds. We mainly cut Bermuda and Zyosia but I know how fast Fescue can grow this time of year.
     

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