Scag mulch kit or not

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jds720, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I just got a scag today, and my old mower had a mulch kit on it. So i peeked under the scag and it looked like it had baffels. so should i just close off the shoot?
  2. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    You can close up the side and put a set of gator blades and it will much fine. If you want to take it a step further, get the Hurricane mulch kit. It's pricey , around $300 but it really is the way to go if you are going to mulch 100% of the time.It envolves a good bit of labor to install so you might want your dealer to install it.Congrats on the new mower.I really like Scag mowers,they really are simply the best!
  3. jds720

    jds720 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    do scags start funny or just mine?
  4. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Closing off the chute may work fine in Tennessee, but I have found it to leave a lot of piles of grass on thick Florida floritam even with Gator blades.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,555

    Try using the Scag wavy blades for mulching ....we run those year round on all units with outlet closed on Florida kind of grasses.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    never had the wavy scag blades, but the exmark wavy blades mulch multiple times better than the gators

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