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Mulcher question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Wheelz51, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Wheelz51

    Wheelz51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I have a Snapper 250Z 38" cut, 18 hp. Is this mower strong enough to be a full-time mulcher or should I forget it and just use the side chute? :hammerhead:

    TIA for responses!
  2. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    18hp on 36" cut should be plenty for mulching as long as its a v-twin
  3. Wheelz51

    Wheelz51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    It's not a V-twin. It's a single cylinder 18 hp BS - 38" cut. Thanks!
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    i have a 15HP engine on my lesco and it mulchs pretty decently. never really underpowered unless its really wet,thick stuff.
  5. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    We have the same mower with the Ninja mulch kit and it does an awesome job on our lawns (bermuda and fescue). I have yet to find a better mulching mower.
  6. Wheelz51

    Wheelz51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks so much! That's what I wanted to hear. :walking:
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,842

    Plenty of horsepower for the 38" we mulch with plate on outlet yearround on all our mowers. Most of the 36" units have 15hp.....if you have any problems simply use less lift on blades.
  8. Wheelz51

    Wheelz51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Do you mean less RMP or a different pitch on the blade?


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