Need help--Mulching Kit

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tjwalkingon, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. tjwalkingon

    tjwalkingon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Let me say I'm a newbie and this was my first year. I picked up the mulching kit for my 52" Ferris yesterday. Was a $142 bucks, ouch. There are 2 pieces that fit under the mower deck and then the discharge cover. My question is do I need those 2 pieces installed under the deck? On my other mower you just put the discharge cover on.
  2. bbahun

    bbahun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I would try it without and if it is not mulching things down good enough than I would put the other two pieces on.
  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Ditto, I need to put my mulching kit on my Gravely as well
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Only 142 bucks? That was a lot cheaper than the one I just got for my exmark for 259!
  5. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    The two pieces that go under the deck are part of mulch system. They keep the grass from flowing through the deck towards the chute. They direct the grass clippings downward. If you just put on the chute blocker the grass will flow toward the chute and clump. This may work if grass is short, but not when it is long.
  6. tjwalkingon

    tjwalkingon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I'm needing to mulch leaves. Grass is about gone around here and what mowing I'm still doing isn't long.
  7. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    I would put the cups on and leave the chute cover off.
  8. LuvMyFerris

    LuvMyFerris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    I have a mulch kit on mine and I love it, my neighbor has the same mower without it and you can SEE the difference in our lawns. Put those on, they work well! I know it is a pain but anything good requires work.
    Jack it up w/a floor jack and get under there, and remember to block it up good.
    I just put a stripe kit on mine tonite, also added the light kit (bright!) and the trailer hitch. :cool2:

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    im thinking about a discharge chute cover to mulch leaves better as well
  10. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Messages: 1,020

    Try the MEG MO blades.

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