Mulch plate or mulch kit?

Coumbe

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Texas, Conroe
I have a 48" Tiger Cub with the Advantage Deck. A guy told me that it would mulch fine if I put mulching blades and a mulch plate on it. Is that true or do I need the mulch kit. I want to be able to switch back and forth between discharge and mulch easily. Will it work?
 

DLCS

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Illinois
I would get the mulch kit before I would just put a plate to block the discharge shoot. Mulch kits use baffels to make each blade have their own chamber. If you use just a plate the grass will be thrown against the plate, leaving a trail of clippings. I eliminated using my mulch kit by using Meg Mo blades, my clippings are smaller than with the mulch kits JD sells.
 

DLCS

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Illinois
You don't plug the discharge with meg Mo blades. I would recomend a OCDC to help keep clippings out of flower beds though. Meg Mo blades throw the grass alot further than stock blades.
 

Premo Services

LawnSite Bronze Member
Originally posted by Coumbe
I have a 48" Tiger Cub with the Advantage Deck. A guy told me that it would mulch fine if I put mulching blades and a mulch plate on it. Is that true or do I need the mulch kit. I want to be able to switch back and forth between discharge and mulch easily. Will it work?
I don't know about the meg mow blades, but as stated before use the mulch kit, the plate covering the discharge chute just doesn't work...
 

Meg-Mo

Inactive
OCDC is the letters for an opening cover. There are 5 or so Co that make them. The MEG MO blades for your 61" scag would be $69.95 + $5.00 shipping each total $224.85 for the set. No more cleaning deck and no lumps or clumps on turf. We catch all clipping before now with MEG MO blades we do not catch any clipping at all. Sharpen blades about every 60 hr. mowing.
 

trying 2b organic

LawnSite Senior Member
I just have a 21 inch. If i mulch with meg -mo do i keep side plate on or use discharge shute? What about the discharge going into flower beds? sorry if i missed something, but why leave the discharge shute on if clippings are small and not visible.
 
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