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Exmark mulching kit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ChadA, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    Does anyone have a mulching kit on there Exmark W/B if so how well does it work. I've been wanting and EZ chute for a while but I will need mulching blades with an EZ chute so I was just going to look into getting a mulch kit. But I was wondering if they worked good enough to keep on all the time. I have some biweekly accounts and it get thick in some areas. my dealer told me they were like $150-190 depending on the mower. I have a 48" metro. Thanks for any input.
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    They Work even Better on the fiXed Deck Units....Put one eXcalibur Mulcher On Top...then a Blade Spacer then a Second eXcalibur Mulcher Blade to Form a +...Can Only Stack the Blades On top of Each Other on the Floaters.
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    They work great but don't expect miracles when cutting in spring growth.
  4. pagefault

    pagefault LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    I've been very happy with mine.
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,109

    Fareway, when you double up the mulch blades on a kit'ed 36 TTHP do you get a trail between the blades in tall grass. Have you tried grinding the lift off the top blades to mellow out all that air flow doubles create? I tried gators on top and got a trail between blades so abandoned that idea.
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Gators are Garbage...

    I Use Worn Down eXcalibur Mulchers on Top...On Your Underpowered 15hp/36" you Should Use 16" eXcalibur Mulchers on Top & 18" on Bottom....Go Nuts.
  7. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    What kind of grass are you guys cutting. Im cutting mostly st augustine here with occasional Bahia mixed in. I'm worried how it will perform in thick st augustine. Also if needed can you open the baffle and SD with the kit still on.
  8. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    chad - ive got the mulch kit on both the 52" turf tracer and the 36" turf tracer HP and they work awsome i have no complaints about them being clogged or boggin the unit down. Keep the blades sharp and you will be ok. I change theblades everyday and havent had a problem with them. Our guys mow bermuda, zoysia and fescue. With the mulch kit installed you really cant side discharge. you have to take the baffles out from under the deck. I love them we mulch everything. I got tired of getting complaints of grass in the beds b.c someone was careless so we invested in the mulching kits and have been pleased.
  9. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I have a 48" turf tracer with a mulch kit installed.
    I bought gator blade for it and they really suck. They leave a trail of matted mulched grass, no matter how high the grass is that you're cutting. I use the ExMark mulching blades, they work great as long as you keep them sharp and scrape the deck daily.
  10. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    OK I finished putting the mulch kit on tonight and will get to test it out tomorrow. Cant wait to see how it does and hopfully no more grass the flower beds. I'll let you know how it cuts.

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