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is this safe????????

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I have a 52" snapper WB and i need to mulch a lawn tomorrow but i dont have a mulch kit. So i bolted a 2 by 6 over the discharge chute. The blades easyly clear it but i am wondering if this is safe. I cant think of anything to be dangerous but maybe i am missing something. will this work? is it safe? this is only going to be temperary just intill i can get to the metal shop
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IF you have to ask, then probably not. Good rule of thumb.jmo
I think its safe, afterall, when a mulch kit is installed a plate bolts over the discharge outlet. I dont think, however, that it will mulch very well at all, without baffles. Get Gator blades for sure.
probablly not, but thats up to you to decided. btw snappers don't use baffles to mulch they just put a plate over the discharge end and your mulching. Also I've used gators and ninjas and the ninjas are far better on the snapper than the gators in my opinion. Good luck though :)
I think that if you are asking then you must not think that it is safe
why dont u just discharge?
What is it that you're trying to accomplish? I can tell you one thing, if you're looking to make a mess,.. then yeah, - you're on the right track.:rolleyes: All you'e going to have is a bunch of wet clumped up grass bumping out the right side of your deck. Covering the discharge chute does NOT constitute mulching. It's done evenly with seperate baffles, and even THEN conditions have to be just right for it. If you have a whole lot of grass to cut, (meaning that it is long), then you are far better off to side dicharge, let it dry, and hit it again - or windrow it and pick it up if necessary.
It's safety depends on what kind of physical treatment it gets. Don't mean how you intend to treat it, but what you might hit, bump, scrape, and what ever the blades may throw at it from the inside.
All in all, not a good idea, that's why they make the 'real' ones out of some pretty heavy steel, just in case of things you don't plan on.
I am just trying to keep the clippings out of the flower beds
You need only to ask yourself....

Would my customers lawyer say it was safe.....
Originally posted by rjmj
I am just trying to keep the clippings out of the flower beds
Can't you just discharge away from the beds or are they side by side?
See the threads on the OCDC 's here on lawnsite. Sounds like what you need.
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