Mulch kit...does this sound right????

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Grits, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I stopped by my dealer today and priced a mulch kit for my Husq 48 WB. The counter person quoted me $50. This sounds too cheap to me. I have never bought or priced a mulch kit before, so I don't know what they go for. There was a small pic in the pricing guide and it showed the baffles/block off plate, and 3 mulch blades. I asked if the blades came with it and they said yes. Did the parts counter preson know what she was talking about? You can't hardly get anything for $50, so I thought I would ask you guys. Thanks!
  2. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    Mine was over $100 for my 34Z. That does sound really cheap. Make sure that comes with everything.
    baffles, discharge cover, hardware, mulch blades
  3. paul vroom

    paul vroom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    you should have bought it then! maybe next time you go there you might have someone that knows better
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    well i just bought the "mulch kit" from lesco and all it is, is a piece of metal that blocks the chute. it was only $30 and IMO a waste.
  5. edhuffman777

    edhuffman777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    i just picked my mulch block off plate up today it is going on my 48 scag tiger cub and it was $70.00, pretty expensive for a small peice if metal and two bolts. so, maybe the dealer was just talking about the block off plate.
  6. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    i got mine and gave $170 for it and they put it on and it came with baffles, discharge cover, hardware, mulch blades.
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Doesn't a proper mulch kit come with all the proper baffles to completely isolate each cutting chamber as well as blocking the discharge?

    A question I'm asking, cause I don't know:)

    If it was only a block off plate, someone could make one easily enough for practically nothing I'd guess...
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Yes....a block off plate is exactly that. A mulch kit has the baffles and what not.

    I might go order it tomorrow. The manager was there today when I went and he agreed with the counter lady that it did come with the baffles, block off plate and blades. I will go order it in the morning so they might remember talking to me about it.

    I wonder though.......would a mulch kit for a residential mower be something different and this inexpensive?????

    I have gotten some good deals from this dealer though. And I always wonder if the sales people and I are on the same page....but it seems to work out. We'll see.
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Well I ordered the mulch kit today. For $50!! They assured me that it included EVERYTHING. We'll see.
  10. Frosty_03

    Frosty_03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Hey Grits that was a good but if you got a complete mulch set cause I can't even but my mulching blades for that. Each mulching blade for my unit is $13.56. I remember that I paid over $200.00 for my mulching kit for a 44" Exmark, but I have to admmit it was well worth it. I mulch all my accounts and they look like carpet after I am finished and not to mention the nutrition for the yard. GOOD LUCK and I hope that you get a complete kit. :cool2:

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