Toro mulch plate

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by larryinalabama, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone have a link to a chute blocker for a 48" turbo force deck?
     
  2. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    Google it. Toro makes one but heard it wasn't that great. Made mine from osb but it didn't last.
     
  3. cgaengineer

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    They are crap Larry...I have one.
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  4. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    Check out the bad boy chute system.
     
  5. Greg78

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  6. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    The dealer says I need to buy a recycler kit for nearly 400$.

    Why cant I just block the chute.?
     
  7. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    Wat ever u can get them for 250. Use the toro dealer in Athens al. It includes new blades and two new baffles and it works great.
     
  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You need the full mulch kit with wavy blades if you are trying to block off the discharge permanently. The full kit has baffles that go around each blade.

    If you just put a plate on you will get a trail of clippings on the discharge side as each blade is throwing all the clippings that way, hence the full kit with the baffles. I found I had to slow way down with a full kit, so went with the OCDC it lets me keep clippings where I want them and not in flower beds or driveways.
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the tip, good to see some Bama blood on here Roll Tide!
     
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well if I install the kit how well will it side discharge? And will it leave "stringers"?
     

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