JD 757-Mulch on Demand Deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Throgmorton, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Throgmorton

    Throgmorton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Going to add a ZTR to go with my Walker GHS. My JD/Walker dealer has a JD 757 demo with a mulch on demand 60" deck. I have it in my shop waiting for the ground to freeze so I can try it out in the wheat field behind my house. Anyway, has anybody heard about or tried this new mulch system. Apparenly JD only made 400 of these units. They are going to wait and see how they perform and to hear some feedback before building more. Incase you haven't seen one, their system works like this. It works similar to qwickchute's OCDC. When you flip the handle the OCDC covers the discharge opening and four baffles under the front of the deck flip down creating somewhat seperate chambers. I winched the front of the machine up and looked underneath. It looks pretty neat. You can go from side discharge to true mulching with the blades engaged. I tried it in my yard yesterday but my grass is so short it is hard to tell if it works well. Planning to run it on Monday, supposed to be 15 degrees that day. The wheat field is about 6 inches tall, should be a good test. I'll let everyone know how it does.
  2. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    Hows about a picture of the system and some results?
  3. Throgmorton

    Throgmorton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Never posted pictures, but will try. I have a digital camera and I will give it a shot.
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    If you can't figure how to post the pictures send them to me via e-mail. I will post them.
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Throgmorton, Im interested in how well this works also. Wished they had it last summer before I bought the 737.
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    :blob3: :blob3: Yeah, post some pictures. :blob3:
  7. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I have a 2002 757 with a mulch kit. It would be nice to have that OCDC deck. Anyone know if Deere is going to make a kit for those of us with the regular 7-Iron deck?
  8. Bay de Noc Lawn Car

    Bay de Noc Lawn Car LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    Wow that sounds vary nice! :cool:
  9. jcb287

    jcb287 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    What is mulch on demand? Sounds like it has a OCDC...Please post some pics of it.
  10. Fareway Lawncare

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

    Pure Genius !

    If they Actually Come out W/a Deck Like that My Next Mower will Be a JD...

    This Should Have been Avail Years Ago...I've Talked to eXmark Rep. Numerous Times About A Mulch on Demand Deck.

    Kudos to JD.

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