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John Deere 7 Iron Decks.. Who has them ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SCAPEASAURUSREX, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Wondering who of you out there have John Deere machines with the 7 iron decks.. have a question regarding leaf blowout ?? Today was the first day I really had quite a bit of leaves to deal with since I got the machine... And was noticing alot of blowout out the front of the deck ????? I am assuming this is because the front of the deck is angled higher than the rest of the deck ??? are there any optional baffles available or has anyone made anything ???? I was thinking if nothing is available I would just attach a piece of 1/2" angle iron to the inner front baffle creating a lip.. Thinking this would help ??? what do you think??
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Try meg-mo . i got almost no blowout on my ultracut deck.
    John
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I'm running Meg Mo blades with my 7 Iron deck. I don't have any blowout. Seems to really help the 7 iron decks.
     
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I run the mulch kit on mine and it is a little lower in the front so I haven't had that problem. But when I was running regular chute, in dusty areas a lotta dust would come out the front.
     
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    Same Here I run The mulch Kit Little or no Blow out :blob1:
     
  6. topcat

    topcat LawnSite Member
    from Bflo
    Messages: 99

    I run the mulch kit also mainly because in stock form the JD shoots clippings out too far so it's hard to keep beds clean and the clippings are very visible on the lawn. In addition I'm running one of the real thin Bobcat highlift blades on each spindle in addition to the JD mulching blade. It does make a noticeable difference in the quality of the cut.
     
  7. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Try the MEG MO blades and like John said they will do a good job on those 7 iron decks. I saw DLCS flying low yestday with is 7 iron JD.
     
  8. QuikKutLawn

    QuikKutLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Meg-Mo

    What's the best way to get your blades for a 60" JD 7-Iron?
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Money! J/k:D
     
  10. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I noticed on a drive by of the JD dealer that the 7 iron deck seems to be shallower in the front, is that to keep the grass up right longer?
    It would pesent a blowout issue I 'd guess.
     

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