has anyone modified the mulch kit on 717a?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bmoore, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. bmoore

    bmoore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I want to modify the mulch kit on my 717a...I was wondering if anyone has done this. I want to make it so that i can disharge when i want to without removing the entire disharge side baffle ....Im thinking of cutting the baffle short so that i can just remove the discharge cover and let the grass fly.
    Any thoughts? thanks in advance for the help
  2. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    nope.but if you do take it off i bet you will hate it without it.i took mine off and it was a real pain to put back on,said i never would do that again.even if you took the disharge side baffle off you would still have the two small ones in the middle.would think if you took them out and a plate over the open part to raise or lower it would still work.the two small baffles are a pain because of the bolt.i cut one yard without it and didnt like it so put it back on.
  3. bmoore

    bmoore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    i already took the small ones out...i cant tell much of a difference ..I have taken the kit off a few times and your right...pain in the %&s !!!! Hence the thinking of modifying the kit ?????? Im sure someone somewhere has ruined one trying...lol
  4. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    I was thinking of doing the same on my 757. Only I wasn't going to cut the kit up I was gonna make my own. I was basically going to copy the mulch kit but cut it so it was more of a front baffle to cut the clippings finer. Maybe when I get some free time.
  5. bmoore

    bmoore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I Cant Believe Someone Has Not Already Tried This !!!
  6. bmoore

    bmoore LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    alota help this has been...lol

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