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Exmark Triton blowout and cut issue

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    Exmark Triton 06 has tons of blowout coming from the front of the deck. Is there anyway to resolve this issue? I'm mulching using the Exmark Mulch Kit. It always leaves clumps on the right side of the discharge. Anyway to resolve this? Thanks!
  2. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,314

    Buy a Scag!!!!:laugh::laugh:No joke, that's what I did and it's been the best decision I've ever made.
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    yep, Scag.....
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    he was asking for a way to resolve his issue...not for advice on switching mower brands.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,448

    Just for the record the Tiger Cub Scag(60") that we got this year is exactly the same. The blowout is so bad we had to buy special dust goggles and wear a dust mask all the time. And we mulch with outlet closed and in tall grass it leaves the small row....we just catch it on the next round since we always go cw. But the cut is laser sharp ......and we can blow off parking lots and sidewalks better that than a big backpack. I tried deck pitch and lowering baffles and different blades and nothing helps.
  6. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 2,314

    My Triton was missing more than it was cutting-that's what I was referring to. I tried a mulching kit on an Ultracut deck with an Exmark several years ago and it had so much blowout, I took it back off. It was the biggest waste of $250 I've ever spent. I only side discharge now with the rider and mulch with the WB.
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,109

    Yes raise the rear skirt like the new Walker mulch deck and remove about 35% of the lift.
  8. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,444

    I had blow issues with Scag Velocity decks, I no longer mulch, to much headache, their is no true solution only compromise with mulching/blowout.

    after Owing Scag, paying their ridiculous high price to "mulch", and then to only be let down will always leave a bitter taste in my mouth with Scag, can't bring myself to purchase another. I had more loose bolts & belts braking with Scag in one year, than my F-680 going on 6 years, and zero belts broke.

    The Walkers next to John Deere 7 Iron have been the only two manufactures to meet & exceed our expectations daily, year after year
  9. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Hey ztrguy,
    By your name I'm thinking your talking about a ztr, but ....I am having the same problem with my W/B ( yes, the same eqmt. as in your above statement) I do remember reading on here some time ago where a guy told us that he just screwed a skirt onto the front of mower and it fixed the problem. I am about to try it myself this weekend. I will try to remember to come back here and let you know if it works.
  10. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    Sorry can't help because I don't mulch. I have an 07 Lazer HP 23 Kawi and it cuts like a dream. The only time I get a bit of blowout is in leaf season where sometimes leaves escape out of the front while powering through thick layers of them. SLow down and no blowout as far as the leaves go. Also lowering the deck lever seems to create more vacuum under there. I do bag using the Ultra Vac system and it too works great. Like I said, sorry if this is not relevent because I don't mulch...

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