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I cut once a week (thats all I have time for), and I was getting these rows of piles of grass out the discharge chute. After a few days, they turn brown and are super ugly.

I removed the chute, and that helped a lot...it now "throws" the grass farther out and over a larger area, and I can probably live with that, but was wondering if mulching blades would help even more?

Do they work, and is there a specific brand that is better than others?

And no...I dont want to mess with baggers or vacuums...at least not now.

Thanks!

-Chris
 

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Thanks Mark, but whats a mulch plug? Am I correct to assume it plugs the chute?

And what about sharpening...it looks like it would be harder with all the slots and channels.

Thanks again!

-Chris
 

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The plug does plug the chute forcing the grass to be cut multiple times on the blades. You do not have to sharpen the upper cutouts only the main blade so it's the same as a regular to sharpen!
 

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And where would one acquire said plug?

:thanku:

-Chris
 

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Chris,

I have mulching blades/ mulcher kit on my 48" deck - Deere blades/ kit. They work very well.

I know what you mean about the piles of brown after mowing with a side discharge. Had that with my former tractor. I also know what you mean about not wanting to bag the grass. Now that I have the mulching set-up, I will never go back to side discharge.
 

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I cut once a week (thats all I have time for), and I was getting these rows of piles of grass out the discharge chute. After a few days, they turn brown and are super ugly.

I removed the chute, and that helped a lot...it now "throws" the grass farther out and over a larger area, and I can probably live with that, but was wondering if mulching blades would help even more?

Do they work, and is there a specific brand that is better than others?

And no...I dont want to mess with baggers or vacuums...at least not now.

Thanks!

-Chris
I have gators on my 54" w/no chute.
Don't notice ANY difference in cut. However, I cut tall thick stuff along right of ways and the mower blows big wads out. I cut at 4" also.
Personally!!!!! I think I wasted my money over the OEM blades! (only my opinion)
 
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