Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John at JDH Select, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. John at JDH Select

    John at JDH Select LawnSite Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 66

    There is no doubt that OCDC's are a great thing on certain properties. It seems as though there is not a single mfg. that makes a universal mount to meet the needs of all commercial mowers. How many of you have created your own OCDC by welding a sleeve to your existing deck?

    If so, do you have any pics?:confused:
  2. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    On my first OCDC, I took the existing discharge chute and
    bolted sheet metal to the inside so when it was down the opening was blocked. Then attached a piece of vinyl coated wire
    so I could open or close it when I wanted to, also replaced the
    existing bolts with threaded rod so it would open and close real
    easy. It worked great, and cost about $5.00.
  3. mickman

    mickman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    you mean your not going to support york sheet metal co?
    I just a check for the Director, to mount on my lazer.
    if it works ok, then i'll buy one for other lazer.
    But I'm all for $5 if it does the job
  4. WAGS LandL

    WAGS LandL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    That was my first ocdc for my 48lazer z hp. York Sheet did not offer the director for it yet. Last winter they used my 48" to
    do the design work for the director for that size mower. So now
    I have one on my 48" and have since bought a 60" lazer and
    have one on it too, worth every penny.
  5. mickman

    mickman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Now I remember reading your recent post. That was the main reason I went w/ York [ director ] I checked out the others,
    the Director seemed better, not to mention it looks like lazer z
    standard equipment.........Thanks!
  6. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Hey, that's basically what we do! I think you owe me $5.00. Actually, you will save your $5.00 if you just cut and bend the discharge shut down, and attach the wire/rope to that.

    Oh, also, do a search. There should be a ton of threads on this in the archive.
  7. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Buy the Director from York Sheet Metal. I have one on my Exmark LZ HP and don't know how I got by before without it. Buy something professionally fabricated.......you won't regret it.

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