Metro 48 Mulch Kit Installation

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by troberts, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. troberts

    troberts LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 45

    Can anyone comment on how difficult it is to install the eXmark mulch kit on a Metro 48"?

    Does it come with directions?
    Could someone who's never worked on a walk behind do it?

    My dealer wants to charge me 1.5 hours ($75.00) to install it.

    Does this sound reasonable?

    I cringe at the thought of spending $75.00 to install a $150.00 kit (installation is 50% of the purchase price).


  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    It takes about 1 hour the first time you do it. Mainly because you are reading the instructions. Its not hard to put on. I would not pay for the dealer to do it. If you can change oil you can put the kit on.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    $75 seems a little high to me. If you have basic hand tools its not very hard to install. Bolt in the baffles,bolt on the discharge block off plate and replace the blades with the mulching blades. It shouldn't take you more than 45min. to an hour to complete. The kit also includes good instructions for installation :) ;) :) ED
  4. troberts

    troberts LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 45

    Thanks guys. I think I'll give it a try.

  5. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    I would be glad to walk you thought installing a mulch kit. I would agree with everybody that responded, you should be able to put it in by yourself.

    Give me a call if you run into any problems or questions. 402-223-6270

    Thanks, Fred.

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