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Blocking Discharge chute

Grassboy

LawnSite Member
I need to make something or if it is already in production, buy something that I can put on my Exmark Lazer hp chute to block the grass. The little chute it comes w/ does nothing, it barely directs the grass towards the ground at all. I need something I can put on their that I can use to cover the discharge when going past mulch beds. And after I am around the mulch bed, I can quickly(in a matter of seconds while I am still on the mower) pull the blocker back so I can mow like normal. <br>Did I totally confuse any of you out their w/ that description? Please help me.<br>Thanks<br>Grassboy
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
Pop rivet a piece of sheet metal to the end of the discharge chute, and snip and form it into a downward curve, then when you dont want grass in the beds just flip it down, when youre past flip it back up again. Should take you all of 20 min to make, and you should be able to scrounge the metal somewhere. Maybe even an old license plate.<p>Bill
 

accuratelawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
SW Missouri
I have seen a couple guys that welded a piece of wire mesh (like that used on a trailer ramp) to the discharge shield.
 

PLS

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta, GA
Fasten a heavy strip of rubber belting to a piano hinge (the length of the chute opening) then rivit or screw the piano hinge to the top edge of the chute, then flip it up or down as you need it.
 

accuratelawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
SW Missouri
Mesh will clog. But you are welding it to the chute. Put the chute down when you need to block clippings from flower beds etc. Then flip the chute with the mest attached up and out of the way.
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
A piano hinge is a continuous hinge and can be up to several feet long. It's just a name for a hinge. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

yardsmith

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
grassboy, are you mowing or smoking the grass? Just kidding; piano hinges out of a Spinet piano work best :)<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
 
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