So, now that I've got the 111 running like a champ, I've decided to snag a mulch kit for it. I've got the rear bagger, but I've always been a mulching kind of guy (that probably just means LAZY
The parts diagram says that the kit I want is BM17921 (for the 38" deck), but that hasn't been a current part number for a long time. I found a post here
that states that the replacement part is BM21817.
This post here
indicates that BM21817 is the replacement for BM20496, which may or may not be true. The graphic certainly looks the same (though the number in the lower left corner is different...), and my deck is indeed the 38".
The BM21817 kit is listed here
, with availability listed as "Usually in stock". My tractor is NOT listed among the models that the kit fits, but that doesn't surprise me, given that mine is 30 years old.
I checked the JD site, of course, and they've never heard of ANY of these part numbers. My local dealer (after attempting to sell me a set of blades and a mulch kit for an L111) informed me that the blades are still available for order, but the kit is not.
So, my question is, is BM21817 indeed the correct part, and if so, where can I reliably get the kit?
Thanks for any help you guys can provide.