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Mulching

TJLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
I am getting ready to buy a nearly new 36" exmark hydro w/b. It is in excellent cond. It has a mulching kit installed on it. I told the dealer to take it off. Is this a mistake? Should I tell him to leave it on instead? Is mulching a good way to go? Thanks for any help. The cost of this machine is $2300.00.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Give it a try. If you don't like it take it off. My first Grasshopper came with a mulching kit. But in really long grass (an every other week cut) it had a hard time. I took it off and have never put it back on. Try it on the leaves.
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
Leave it on. My turf tracer came with the kit in 96 and has never been removed, with excellent results.
 

Nathan

LawnSite Member
Location
Seattle WA
Leave it on it doesn't take very long to take it off if you don't like it. The Exmark mulching kit does an excellent job if you have fairly dry conditions. It sounds like you are getting a pretty good price. My last used hydro cost 1600 bucks but it had about 1000 hours on it, no problems though.
 

Nathan

LawnSite Member
Location
Seattle WA
By the way how did you find the used mower. Does anybody have any other resources other than the used section here on lawnsite. My only luck has been watching the classifieds for the very seldom use lawn equipment that pops up.
 
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