What do you guys do with your clippings?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brycesepp, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
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    I run the wavy blades on my 36" snapper pro WB. I don't have a true mulch kit, just a chute blocker. It works fine and I've been doing it that way for years. They work pretty well. They have a little lift to them to help keep the clippings suspended. I side discharge with them on occasion when I have a property big enough to side discharge. Most of my properties are too small to side discharge. It blows clippings in all of the beds. Another plus to mulching.
  2. I run a plate on my stander in the summer and kit in winter. The plate works well. I usually double cut to finely cut everything up in the summer as the St Augustine grows like crazy. Good thing about the plate is it is easy to take off if needed. The kit not so much...
  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Same here.
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    side discharge with G6 gator blades. looks fine with very minimal clippings left on the lawn. can't even notice them normally but this wet, raining 3 days a week of a year things are a bit uglier. oh well. still i've had no complaints so everything is cool.
  5. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
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    Me too. The G6s seem to work really well. If growth is heavy, we sometimes double cut the clumped parts or run the blowers a bit to disperse the clumps or clippings.

    We bag some small lawns where there is no room to shoot the clippings. I think I need an OCDC for those.
  6. Mike A

    Mike A LawnSite Member
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    A friend of mine who mows a crap load more than I do, bags almost every lawn. He does several commercial properties and says its easier cause he doesn't have to pick up trash. I side discharge and double cut when needed (and keep a 5g bucket with a picker for trash). I can't imagine the man hrs spent per season messing with all those clippings....
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i worked for a company many, many years ago. we bagged everything with walker mowers but we always dumped the clippings on site in the woods or by the road or whatever. we never hauled them away. the city used to pick up clippings and so forth. these days they don't pick up anything except tree limbs. any clippings have to be put in trash bags by the road nowdays. forget that. :laugh:
  8. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    DUMP INSERT!!!!!! Or a more expensive solution would be to get a dump truck...
  9. Tylerr83

    Tylerr83 LawnSite Member
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    a dump insert is really useful if you're doing a lot of bagging. pitchforking clippings out of a truckbed sucks. I have a mason dump now and a dumping rack body that I mow with and couldn't imagine mowing with just a pickup - but I bag a lot of clippings. on a normal day of mowing in springtime I will easily have 4-5 cubic yards of clippings on my dump truck.

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