Side discharge or rear discharge

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mo Green, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    What are the advantages or disadvantages of side discharge or rear discharge 21" mowers. I've heard the side discharge mowers mulch better. I'm in the market for one and wanted some opinions.
  2. Andyinchville2

    Andyinchville2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    In a small mower, get the side discharge......For that matter, for quality of cut a side discharge on a big mower too.....Rear discharge is handy in some situations (i.e. working in areas you don't want to throw grass on....example commercial jobs where you want to avoid blowing grass on cars etc....But then again side discahrge w/ an aftermarket blocking plate will accomplish the same thing and still give a better quality of cut when unblocked....In my opinion stick w/ the side discharge either way.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Just dont try to bag with a side discharge 21.

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