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post #1 of 7 Old 10-01-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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44" Deck Front Baffle

Been trying to set-up the Conquest for preferred cut and have it where I want it, however, with leaves now on the ground, I notice that a lot of them are shooting out the front of the deck. Most of them get re-gobbled up, but it is somewhat annoying. I have the clean sweep bagger and sucks plenty well, but I was wondering if anyone has put any form of a baffle kind of like a front air *** on a car to prevent this? When you look at the deck, even though the blades are level (I checked and tweaked), it still seems like there is a higher opening on the front of the deck. Has anyone noticed this and if so, made any mods to help the cause? Again, it still does a good job of getting the leaves off the ground but wondering if it could be better. I obviously don't want it to affect any cut quality though either (such as laying the grass down before its cut) Thanks
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Re: 44" Deck Front Baffle

Grass and leaves cut differently. Try lowering your engine speed to 1/2 that of normal. Lower blade speed will result in lower pressures under the deck.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: 44" Deck Front Baffle

You can call Simplicity and tell them of your issue and request the anti-blowout kit. It bolts on the leading edge of the non-discharge side and solves the issue you describe.

here's a previous post with the kit.

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That's exactly what I had envisioned! Thanks for the post. Now, here is the million dollar question, how exactly does one call Simplicity? I have tried every phone number I could find for them on this site as well as some Google searches. Everything I try has been a "number no longer in service".
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Re: 44" Deck Front Baffle

I would try the contact page off the website if the numbers are out of service.

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Re: 44" Deck Front Baffle

If the package # for your Conquest and deck is 1693969, then you need the #1686690 Anti-Blowout Kit. You can call your nearest Simplicity dealer to find out if it's still available.

Jack's and SEPW both show a price of $78.85 for the kit, but Parts Tree shows it as being discontinued. If it has been discontinued, the individual parts may still be available.

Here's the installation instructions for the kit:

http://bsintek.basco.com/BriggsDocum...Exj7mRgtLvBCd6
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-03-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 44" Deck Front Baffle

Thanks! The link saved me a lot of time.

For any that have used this baffle, are there any side-effects/down sides to it? In other words, is there a natural function of the deck being open in front?

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