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Deck Blowout with the Peco vac.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ealbertson, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. ealbertson

    ealbertson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    leaves blow out the right front half of the deck. It isn't a tremendous amount but enough that I have to keep the right side of the deck towards the leaf area. I have the Peco vac on a 2001 72" Exmark Lazer Z. The motor on the Peco vac is 8 hp. I have used standard high lift blades, doubles with the high lifts on bottom and gators on top and now the meg-mo blades. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Ed
  2. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I have the same problem with my Ultra Vac. I find that I have more blow out with the Gator Blades then the High Lifts.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    what I've done before is to take the spacers that are on the top side of my blades off, and replace them with a few washers, to get the blades up in the deck a little further. I don't know if this will help you or not.
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Try low lift blades..... That's what we use and it makes a big difference. :waving:
  5. J Hageman

    J Hageman LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 25

    I have found that by slowing down your mower RPM , I can stop blow by in the right front of the deck. You may also lower your mower a 1/4 inch or so to help.

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