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Mulching w/ Honda 36" and 60"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by proscaper, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have a Honda 36" and a 60" that i just had mulching kits installed on. They don't seem to mulch well at all. I was wondering if anyone has used these machines for mulching? Also the mulching blades look like regular blades except they are curved different. Do I need the seratted blades or duals maybe? Any help would be appreciated.

    1 1982 GMC 1 ton flatbed
    1 1982 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup
    1 1978 GMC 1 ton dump
    1 2000 6x10 trailer
    1 1999 Honda 36" Commercial w/b
    1 2000 Honda 60" Commercial w/b
    2 1999 Honda 21"
    2 Stihl BR400 Back packs
    1 Stihl Handheld
    2 Stihl FS85 Trimmers
    1 Stihl Edger
    1 Stihl hedge clipper
    Various stihl attachments
    I will get pictures soon
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I don't think everyone is avoiding you, it's just not many use those mowers. I looked at them and figured quickly it took superhuman strength to squeeze the handles. As much as I love Honda equipment I do not like their commercial mowers. Hope someone can answer your questions...

  3. Redmowers

    Redmowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I was thinking about a mulching kit for my Honda 48" but running double blades seems to eliminate the want for the mulching kit.I have high lift low lift and Gator blades different combinations for different times of the year work for me.Do you have a collector bag for your Hondas? I may get an accellerator for mine before fall.
  4. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I do have baggers for both but I just went to mulching because I am tired of bagging. These mowers give an excellent cut though but I am having trouble finding good mulching blades for them.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You can try Exmark's mulching blades. I have them for my 36 and the couple of times I mulched grass they did an excellant job of mulching grass.
  6. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    well i have never tried the mulching kits on hondas but i didnt really even know that they sold one. I have used all hondas from 36" - 52" and love them all. I would have to say taht the 48 would be way underpowerd to mulch but the 36 shouldnt be too bad. I use double blades on my 52 and have the 20hp. I have no problems except for clumping in wet grass. try the advice about using gators they have worked great where i have seen them used. If you want to maintain striping then use gator higlift in a double blade arrangement.

    what a bummer that they have discontinued all honda pro mowers. I think i am going to buy the last 60" in the midwest here in a couple of days, my dealer had a huge run when we (stl lawn companies) heard honda was out.

    good luck
  7. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    while there are honda people talking i have another question.

    HOW can you speed up the mower w/o loosing your reverse speed.

    I have seen it done up to about 8mph hour yet i have no clue how its done. Please help

  8. Redmowers

    Redmowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I get my mulching blades through www.mowmore.com and order blades for a Bunton V-deck,I was told that they made it for Honda.They have low lift high lift and mulching blades avaiable for 36" 48" 52" and 61".Any tried the snow blower or broom attachment for their power unit?year around use.How about the sit down sulkey nice unit but $900.00 !
  9. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have never used the sit down sulky but I use the velke and am happy with it. I have the broom attachment for my stihl and is works awesome. I works real well for cleaning up bark, topsoil, pea gravel and allot of others. Try it out guys.
  10. Redmowers

    Redmowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Sorry about the missunderstanding I meant taking off the mower and bolting on the optional snowblower or broom attacments on the Honda.I may purchase the snowblower before winter.

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