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I put the mulch kit on my new 36" Viking...finally have the mower set up to cut right...thanks to a number of you guys. My Z does not have the mulch kit on and I won't out it on given the juicy grass on a number of big accounts we have.This is my first use of a mulch kit on a commercial machine
So yesterday I jack up the 36, scrape,(didnt use MoDeck this time) and proceed to cut my back yard which was just mowed a few days ago so it wasn't at all long. As I was getting done, I could hear that sound we all hate when we know theres grass buildup in the deck...so I jack it up, and in one hour, there was a sizeable amount fo grass buildup...well...I cant be cleaning this thing every other stop I make. My grass was completely dry btw when I mowed it. I cant imagine those of you who mow allot are scraping decks multiple times a day....am I missing something or is that just the way its going to be with the mulch kit?? if so, it might be coming off...thanks
 

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Well you could always try the oil coating. Scrape al the grass off, wash throughly, and then coat the underside of your deck with oil, WD-40, or somethinglike that. Theres even a product out there specifically designed to be applied to mower decks to keep from sticking.
 

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Gary

Are you running Gators? Can you run double combos? Either a high lift on the bottom with a Gator Mulcher on top or both Gator Mulchers as doubles. Since I am not familiar with your machine, i am not sure what kind of blowout you'll get with doubles. I would say just start experimenting and see what works best for ya...

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Loren....yes the product you mention is called MoDeck...it works ok but ot great....it does allow the grass to be scraped off much easier then if you hadn't used it.

Rod I'm just using the standard mulch blade provided by Exmark. Never ran "doubles" and I'm not sure I want to. Someone here told me to take off the mulch blades and put on the std high life blades to get a better cut, less "air push down" on the grass.

Oh well...obvioously I'm still learning this machine and what combos work best.
 

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Gary I have a Metro HP 36" and I moed 2 acres with it to get used to the machine and break everything in. Well this was a pasture I would not even call it a yard let alone a lawn. The ground was a real fine dirt and the weeds were not thick at all it was just that the moisture from the plants and the dust mixed together clogged my deck after an hour. I am running the mulch blades and the high lifts. Every where else I have moed I have had no problems at all after 20 hours of mowing I have had no problems. When I picked up my check I apologized for leaving to come home and scrape my deck. The wifes reply was thats OK thats why my husband does not like to do it. Punks. So maybe it is the dust or dirt that you are going over with the blades on and no grass.
 

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Leave that mulch kit off and get some of these!

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Trex - from my last post - here is what meg-mo quoted for prices -

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The 36 takes 2 18# blades at 59.95 +5.00 shiping each. Total 129.90. We used a36 for 10 or 12 years. Nice for to get thur gates.
The 48 takes 3 16 1/4# blades at 49.95 + 5.00 shiping each. Total164.85.

you are using the mulch kit from exmark on yours- correct?
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Just the opposite for me with my mulch kit. I had to scrape sometimes when I discharge. Now with the mulch kit, I don't UNLESS I am mulching wet grass, and even sometimes blows out. The mulch kit keeps my underside of deck clean because of the grass cycling and blowing around in the chambers, I guess. BTW, its a 36" metro.
 

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Thanks for the info and yes it is the mulch kit from Exmark. I prefer to use the mulch kit because it is easier than lifting up the discharge chute and I can trim in both directions.
 

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me too...I bought this 36" for the sole purpose of using it where there are many beds....so the mulch it is on permanently...actually today I used it on 3 gated yards and there was only a little buildup...so maybe its becuase the grass FINALLY has a little less water in it therefore less sticking...man what a year for juicy, fast growing grass huh...
 

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Originally posted by rodfather
Gary

The problem isn't your cut, it's buildup right? Try a Gator (or 2) and see what happens IMO.
I've been finding the opposite this season, in that, the gators are mulching the juicy grass into a mush that sticks under the deck even worse than standard OEM blades which discharge larger uncut pieces of grass. Crazy year...mowing grass all August which was growing like it was May 1st. Can't wait for the leaves to fall so I can go Striper fishing...didn't even get a chance for any summer fishing, but then again from what I've heard, there was never any summer fishing.
 

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dlcs???? Are u mulching without the mulch kit on?
I'm kind of confused about that statment.
I would love it if i could switch from mulching to bagging/side discharge with out changing the blades and takeing out and putting in baffles.
I'm looking for things to upgrade my equipment before the end of the season. Just got some fasstraps soooo much better than those stupid tie downs i was using...
 

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Tell me more about "faststaps"..and where to get them?I too hate the normal tied downs...a pain sometimes to get tight and in an enclosed trailer my shins can't take one more piece of flesh being removed
 
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