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Walker mower mulch deck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craig53, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Craig53

    Craig53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I have a 26 efi and was thinking about buying a 48” mulch deck, I have been collecting grass on every account and want to cut back on collecting so much grass in the spring, Do they work well? I mow cool season grass and it’s wet and think during spring
     
  2. lawndude28

    lawndude28 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    http://versimow.com/190055

    We have mulch decks and these, and we like these a lot better, not to mention they are significantly cheaper. I would get the green plug plus the shredder blade kit since you can't run gaiter blades on a walker collection deck.
     
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  3. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    I have the 48 in mulching deck and also have the plug kit , I prefer the deck .
    If it’s real wet it may clump a bit but if you raise the deck up a notch or two and make a second pass
    It will clean up. I don’t bag any grass , Walker is also coming out with a multi deck that will bag ,
    Side discharge and mulch ,
     
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    Craig53

    Craig53 LawnSite Member
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    Craig53

    Craig53 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Ok thanks, I imagine the new 3 in 1 deck will be pricey
     
  6. lawndude28

    lawndude28 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Its Walker so you know its gonna be pricey, lol.
     
  7. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 7,371

    The Walker 48 new style gator deck was the best they made for cool season grass. The new 52 is a clone but I have not heard how it compares.
     
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  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,997

    Which is considered the best Walker mulch deck for southern grasses? Seriously looking at a B model this year.
     
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  9. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 7,371

    You will need local info from your area. Here the new M48 gator blade deck rules, but this is cool season turf. Master mowers in GA likes the 42A but that might be because they have a lot of stock in that deck??? Best thing is ask around to other cutters and talk the area Walker rep. I have a M42 and a 42A , The 42A is better at cleaning up light leaf debris one pass but cut quality is inferior at higher deck height. The M42 is better at standing up wet long grass at higher cut heights. It's a super productive deck if you are a practiced operator in touch conditions.
     
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  10. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    I have the 42a, love the cut on Bermuda. Clean cut on one pass unless overgrown. I have a 52 side discharge deck, and rarely use it.
     

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