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OK, I'm stumped on this one. What's the difference between the Anti-Blowout Kit (AM133765) and the Leaf Bagging Kit (BM20985) for the 54C MMM? Both have the same description of parts, one is 2.5 times as expensive as the other and both do the same darn thing!

Another question: Does it really work? On my LA130, when I used High-Lift blades I had a lot of blow-out (more than with regular blades). I'll be using the Power-Flow blower with my 17p cart,

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=212857

and I want to minimize blow-out for leaves and Spring clean-up.

I found this on 'The Other Site'..

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/john-deere-lawn-garden/200852-anti-blow-out-vs-mower.html

but it really doesn't answer the question. Hoping you guys have some more insight.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I just bought the right front baffle only from the bagging kit, AM132746. The 54C deck came with a small deflector on the left front, the powerflow came with a right rear. I have blow out at the right front so I will try this baffle and see. I will also make an elbow for the exhaust outlet.
 

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I have the Anti-Blowout kit on my 48 inch deck. If I remember correctly, the Leaf Bagging kit has much larger (wider) pieces of steel than the Anti-blowout kit does. I don't think the Leaf Bagging kit would work as well on regular grass mowing especially if there is a lot of moisture in the grass. The Anti-blowout kit does the job for me but increases the deck maintenance do to some shelf like areas where the grass builds up.

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The Anti Blowout kit has the larger plates.
"The Anti-blowout kit does the job for me but increases the deck maintenance do to some shelf like areas where the grass builds up." This is one reason I chose the leaf baffle. I will report back in the fall on how this works.
 

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The anti blowout kit is indented to be installed WITH the Mulching kit isn't it?
Its design is to keep grass from blowing back out from under the deck, which occurs when you add the mulching kit to an ordinary deck.
 

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I guess I'll wait to see what comes with the Power-Flow blower and compare it what I have on the deck now and detirmine what I need to order.

Thanks
 

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The anti blowout is just that keeps the grass from blowing out the front.I have them on both decks,and don't have any leave problem with the PF.
Converted my 18 cart for grass and leaves.
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I install the anti blowout kit on my 62C deck for leaf pick up using my Trac Vac. For leaf pick up I found the standard blades that came with the deck work best. For mowing season I take the kit off and put my gator blades on
 

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