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Old 10-12-2011, 02:27 PM   post #1 of 4
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Question LTX 1050 Bagger and Mulching Questions

Just recently got a Cub Cadet LTX 1050 and have a couple of questions regarding the bagger and the mulch plug.

1. What's the deck baffle for that we had to install?

2. Can the deck baffle remain on the deck when we put the mulch plug back in and use the tractor for mulching?

For questions 3,4 and 5: The kit came with the blades, so we have the high lift blades if we need them. We share the mower in the family living on the same street but the leaves falling in the yard varies. He's ready to bag, but we could still mulch for a couple of more weeks. It would be nice if I could just take the chute and tube off and stick the mulch plug back in.

3. Anyone using the standard blades with the triple bagger? Results/comments?

4. Anyone using the high lift blades to mulch? Results/comments?

5. The bagger setup had you install a deck extender where the grass shoots out. With this bolted on though, the mulch plug doesn't fit exact anymore. It's binding up on the bolt at the top when trying to push the left side in. The right side goes in ok. It looks like if we trim the plastic where it's hitting the bolt on the deck, we could possibly get the plug in. The plug would still be out about an inch and a half and closing the flap would no longer lock the plug in place. We would almost need a bungee cord going across the plug to make sure it doesn't come out. Any solutions for this? Thoughts/comments?

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Old 10-13-2011, 03:05 PM   post #2 of 4
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I have a 1054. Put the high lift blades on, leave the deck baffle in, and mulch or bag to your hearts content. The deck baffle closes off a section of the deck for more vacuum and discharge velocity. Just leave it in from now on. Wont hurt a thing.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:08 PM   post #3 of 4
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I have a 1054. Put the high lift blades on, leave the deck baffle in, and mulch or bag to your hearts content. The deck baffle closes off a section of the deck for more vacuum and discharge velocity. Just leave it in from now on. Wont hurt a thing.

Thanks for the explanation. One less thing to worry about when switching seasons.
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3. Anyone using the standard blades with the triple bagger? Results/comments?
Ok, we left the regular blades on for now and it does a good job mulching and picking up leaves. Maybe we'll try the high lift blades next year.

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5. The bagger setup had you install a deck extender where the grass shoots out. With this bolted on though, the mulch plug doesn't fit exact anymore. It's binding up on the bolt at the top when trying to push the left side in. The right side goes in ok. It looks like if we trim the plastic where it's hitting the bolt on the deck, we could possibly get the plug in. The plug would still be out about an inch and a half and closing the flap would no longer lock the plug in place. We would almost need a bungee cord going across the plug to make sure it doesn't come out. Any solutions for this? Thoughts/comments?
Thanks!
We were able to get the mulch plug in without any modification. Just gave it a good pound on the left with the hand and it went in. Actually, it's easy to get on and off now even with the extension on. We then took a bungee cord, starting on the right, feed it under the bracket and hook it to the deck. Then we take it straight across the mulch plug, wrap around and hook to the hose cleaning port. Mulching is fine.

We can now go back and forth between bagging and mulching in less than a minute
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