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To All of you that run JD Z's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by naturescaretaker, Jun 23, 2005.


Do you remove the plastic covers?

  1. I REMOVE the plastic spindle covers.

    7 vote(s)
  2. I leave the spindle covers on.

    15 vote(s)
  3. I REMOVE the deflector shield w/mulch kit.

    8 vote(s)
  4. I leave the deflector shield on w/mulch kit.

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    I was wondering how many of you leave those plastic spindle covers on the deck? I have always pulled them off becuase they cause so much grass and dirt to build up under them.

    Also, if you are running a mulch kit do you leave the plastic shoot deflector on?
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    I made those things disappear the first day of use.

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146


    I love them Spindle Covers, they keep branches and what-not from dis-lodging my belts.

    Joe... :realmad:
  4. anothertractor

    anothertractor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I leave mine on. When I am finished with each property, I remove them and the floor pan and blow the mower off before going to the next.
  5. gl1200a

    gl1200a LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    I replaced those ridiculous circular ring keepers that keep the spindle covers in place with small clips (like is on the bottom of a hitch pin that keep the pin from falling out, but much smaller). I simply pop the off after each days mowing and blow the spindle areas out with air.
  6. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Posts: 518

    We leave on ours too, and we also blow out after use.
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I took all of mine off first day of use. So much easier to blow the decks off without them.
  8. protouchlawn

    protouchlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I leave them on and just take them off and blow it out every night.

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