New Trimmer Trap Walk behind Blade Blocker

CRM Lawncare

LawnSite Member
Location
North Carolina
Been looking for a universal chute baffle for my JD and this is the first univeral model I have found. Seems to be priced okay and installation looks pretty easy. Has anyone seen one in person before I order.

Thanks,

Charlie
 

LawnScapers of Dayton

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Dayton, OH
No but I do know that you can't use a bagger once this item is installed......at least on a Stander or a Toro

doesn't make sense to me......

Derek
 

user5953

LawnSite Member
Location
North Alabama
I've heard mixed feedback about the "blade Blocker" by trimmer trap.

I wouldn't buy one from them because I dont think the company is all that reliable and reputable. Most of these "internet companies" are not great to do buisness with because they are usually small and have HORRIBLE customer service.

The idea for a swingdown baffle is great, but I dont think these guys have perfected it.

I'm thinking about making my own with a piece of steel that I can pop on and off with a couple of screws or maybe make somekind of home made "pocket" I could easily slide the piece of steel into to block the discharge shute
(that way I wouldn't have to drive and undrive screws everytime I needed to block the chute).

I dont know what I'm goin to do yet, but I'm not goin to pay $200+ for something I could make myself.

Also...who needs a the long arm they have that you twist to open and close the chute door (what a clutter). Here's a thought BEND OVER and open or close the chute door (is it really that far).
 

naturescape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southfield, MI
The Blade Blocker is great. I have tried a few, including the old MasterChute, and the blade blocker wins by a mile. I've had mine for 3 years now, still works great.
 

user5953

LawnSite Member
Location
North Alabama
reply to: totalawncare25...

Not necessarily. You can use the existing hinges that are already on the deck that the chute flap attaches to or you can drill thru the deck (last resort). Theres several ways to do it.
I have a Hustler Super Z and it already has some threaded holes around the chute.
All I would need to do is get a piece of steel cut to fit and drill two holes to match up with the threaded holes already on the deck.
 

totallawncare25

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
reply to: totalawncare25...

Not necessarily. You can use the existing hinges that are already on the deck that the chute flap attaches to or you can drill thru the deck (last resort). Theres several ways to do it.
I have a Hustler Super Z and it already has some threaded holes around the chute.
All I would need to do is get a piece of steel cut to fit and drill two holes to match up with the threaded holes already on the deck.
ON A ZTR THE DIRECTIONS STATE TO DRILL IN THE DECK ON THE BLADE BLOCKER. Im sure you could modify something but if you follow the directions that is what it states to do.. DRILL
 

user5953

LawnSite Member
Location
North Alabama
ON A ZTR THE DIRECTIONS STATE TO DRILL IN THE DECK ON THE BLADE BLOCKER. Im sure you could modify something but if you follow the directions that is what it states to do.. DRILL

it's really not that hard to drill through steel if you have the right kind of drill bit.
Either way..my thought is - why pay $200+ for something you can make yourself with a little bit of effort.
 

totallawncare25

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
drilling threw isnt bad its just you better make sure you dry fit it just right before you drill in the deck cause if not you are stuck with where it is mounting
 

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