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Hints for Keeping Clippings out of Mulch beds???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by h-man, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. h-man

    h-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I am currently running a Bobcat walkbehind mower, and the grass clippings are going all over the place. I was thinking of adding mulching blades, or a discharge door/plate of some sort? Please advise what you think is the best way to combat this problem. Thank you in advance for all of your assistance.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

  3. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I have an older Bobcat as well. Will the MasterChute fit on/work on a Bobcat?
  4. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    Ive never seen those masterchutes. Look nice, I would like to see one in action wonder what they cost.
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Are your walk behinds electric start? If not, the Masterchute won't work.

    Also, even if they are electric start, you'll have to check to see if Masterchute has made the adapters to make it fit other mowers yet. Right now they are for Exmarks.
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    $349.99 Could build dozens for that price.
  7. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    My walkbehinds have "skirts" made out of indoor/outdoor carpeting attached to front of the decks, which helps to keep the grass from blowing out the front. We also simply modified the discharge chutes to close off the deck when they are lowered, cheap and quick. No matter what you do, you are going to have some clippings come out from under the deck where you don't want them, no matter what mower setup you have.
  8. CoachLinz

    CoachLinz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I emailed the guys at MasterChute. I was told they are working on one for the Bobcats. Should be available mid-summer.
  9. h-man

    h-man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Would Mulching blades help keep the clippings from flying all over the place?
  10. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    dixie chopper sells a plate that bolts to the deck inside the shoot with a bunch of holes in it, works great and doesn't leave cliping in the mulch (not enough to notice). figure you could go to a welding shop and get it made for less then i paid from dixie chopper. you could even put a couple of hindges on it, and use a cable to pull it up and down.

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