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Mulching kit info on Toro 48" rear discharge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stuttering Stan, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    I am looking for info about a mulching kit for a Toro 325 with a 48" Guardian Recycler rear discharge deck. Does anyone have a part #, recommendations, or suggestions about mulching with this deck.
     
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    What is the actual model number/serial number of the unit? I can check with what you posted, but that may not be enough info.
     
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Deck model # 78477, serial #892447. Frame model #74182, serial # 891466. Thanks for all your help, I am already tired of bagging everything
     
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,024

    Here is what I found:

    PRODUCT: Out Front Z

    UNITS AFFECTED:
    Model Numbers: Serial Numbers:
    74181 890001 - 899999
    74183 890001 - 899999
    78477 890001 - 899999

    SUBJECT: Optional Recycler baffles are available for 48" decks.

    SITUATION: In some grass conditions there have been complaints of stragglers and streaking on the 48" deck.

    CORRECTION: Verify proper setup on the unit. If the condition still occurs remove the original Recycler baffles and install the new Recycler baffles; follow the instructions exactly.

    IMPORTANT: It is extremely important that the tolerance between the blade tip and the baffle be kept exactly as published.

    WARRANTY: 0.5 hours

    PARTS:
    (1) 100-2438 48" Recycler Baffle Kit

    NOTES:

    1. Use of ΒΌ" blades is recommended, see bulletin #34

    2. Remove anti-scalp roller from under center front of deck to aid in improving quality of cut.

    FORM NO. 3323-108

    Rear Baffle Kit for 48" OFZ Deck

    Part No. 100-2438


    It doesnt really say if its a mulch kit or not. I am not very familiar with the unit you have as we have only been a Toro dealer for about a year. Is this machine like a Walker or other collection machine with the hopper out back?

    I found the same part number above in their LCE accessories book...and its about the only thing that is close to a mulch kit for that machine that I see.
     
  5. PowerEquipmentWarehouse

    PowerEquipmentWarehouse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    That unit is a "Recycler" deck, Toro's word for a mulcher. It is already a mulching deck and the S/B Pugs posted was a fix for quality of cut issues. If you look at the deck, you will find no discharge chute/area, thus the mulching capability.

    Good Luck!! Mike
     
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thats kinda what I figured with the Recycler name in there...
     
  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    I am confused as to why you said there is no discharge chute. As I see it, the chute is in the rear center of the deck. In order for it to mulch, I imagine a triangle shape that would block that rear chute and finish circling the baffles.
     
  8. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Pugs, thanks for the part numbers and explanations. This will help tremendously
     

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