Walker Mower Question...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by A.J.B. Farms, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. A.J.B. Farms

    A.J.B. Farms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Hi all...I just bought a used Walker mower and I used it for the first time on a yard today and got covered in the debris and dust...I know it is semi-dry out but I got covered in more than just dust. Is there a screen that I am missing on the back grass handling system??? Or is the back dump door not sealing tight enough? Any tips or suggestions to help me? Please let me know, I would greatly appreciate the tips and suggestions!
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,378

    There should be a screen in the bin but the air has got to get out and so it comes out the vent in the back. No way around that.
  3. A.J.B. Farms

    A.J.B. Farms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    hhmmm...ok, I know there's no way to avoid air coming out of the vents, but can I get a smaller screen? I think there's to much air debris coming through the screen and right out the top vent...not the side vent on the back dump door...but thanks for your response!
  4. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    They make a 3/4 inch screen for wet grass and leaves then they make a smaller one for dry grass
  5. NJemerald

    NJemerald LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 121

    In addition to the 2 sizes of catcher screens and keeping them clean...
    Depending on age of mower:
    New catcher pistons may be in order. shot pistons will allow grass to blow out the sides of the door frame.
    Does you walker have a rear deflector on the catcher that directs the dust in the downward direction?
  6. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,098

    Can you post a picture of the hopper? There is not supposed to be a top vent and a seperate vent on the door. There is a piece that sends air from the top vent down behind the door. Also when the plastic gets old it warps and may not seal well. In dusty conditions we used to put a wet towel on top of the hopper to seal this area. Works, but you'll get an incredibly dirty towel.
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    you bought a walker... what else do you think is going to happen? 2 mph with your hands is your crotch. It's gonna get dirty....Horrible machines!!!!!
  8. HPI_Savage25

    HPI_Savage25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    I have the same problem with my 91 MC. It's missing the deflector for it. My trick is I went to loses and got the home ac filter material and cut a piece to size and stuck it in along with a.....pool noodle! Works pretty good for me.
  9. A.J.B. Farms

    A.J.B. Farms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    The pictures will be posted soon, I must be missing a deflector...or the pistons are shot...Let me gets some pics up for you guys can take a look at it...And a pool noodle may be my solution!
  10. A.J.B. Farms

    A.J.B. Farms LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Here are the pics...

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