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ZTR is blowing bark mulch everywhere

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jayjysmth, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. jayjysmth

    jayjysmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I hope this is not too dumb of a question but here goes. I am a residential guy and bought a Husqvarna ZTR RZ4621 mower last summer to do my mowing. My question is, no matter what I try to do this thing has so much power I wind up blowing my bark mulch out of my beds regardless of what I try. Short of buying a bagger attachment, are there any tips or trick you guys use to keep from blowing stuff everywhere using these mowers?

    Thanks and btw, this forum has taught me a ton in the last year or so, thanks guys.
  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    I would suggest not running over the mulch in the first place.

    mowers only cut, blow, discharge what you run over. if mulch isn't going under the deck it's not gonna get blown all over the place.
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    install the anti mulch blower baffles.
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Your going to have to make more passes around your beds to avoid getting to close. Or get a ocdc.
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  5. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 783

    Something like this might help you (OCDC): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptTl_O5-PaA

    Otherwise, not pointing the discharge area at the beds may be the only other way to stop blowing the mulch. Make a couple passes blowing the grass out into the yard away from the mulch beds.
  6. jayjysmth

    jayjysmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Yardguy28, I guess I didn't state the obvious. It's not when I mow over the bark it's when I am mowing in the vicinity of my beds the discharge shoot is blowing mulch etc everywhere. There are quite a few tight spots where no matter which way I point the discharge shoot I am going to blow bark mulch.

    Any other suggestions?

  7. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    every mower will do that.

    mulch kit, bagger or ocdc......
  8. jayjysmth

    jayjysmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have been doing some digging looking for a OCDC for the Husqvarna but haven't had much luck. have any of you guys fabricated one?

    I would really prefer not to bag so the OCDC seems like the way to go.
  9. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    What is your mowing height ?
  10. jayjysmth

    jayjysmth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    3.5-4 inches depending on the season

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