Mulch kit in cool weather grasses

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Ive got a 48 TTHP and was wondering how well mulch kits work in cool weather thick grass up here in Michigan? Can you take an inch off at a time?
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,163

    Three inches with the right mods.
  3. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I run mulching kits in both scag tt and wright stander zk and much prefer them to side discharge. You really need a good size engine, however. I am running 61" decks with 31hp engines and found it to be the perfect combination. I don't see ever needing any more power than that. Keep the blades sharp and the deck cleaned underneath. I actually prefer mulching in the rain to side discharge, too.

    TOOMUCHWALKING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    21 push mower,32,48,60 exmarks are all mulchers-only the 72 is side discharge because it is only used on big areas

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