Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||10.0 lbs.|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
Ratings & Reviews
Mulch kit fits tractors with a 54 in. deck.
Added on April 15, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
A good mulching kit is essential for your lawn and also for the leaves in the fall. Don't waste all the nutrients by bagging it up, just mulch it with this kit and add to your top-soil level. This kit is very easy to install and functions as advertised. I recommend lightly sharpening the blades with a hand file for best results as the paint that is on the blades from the factory impacts the effectiveness of the mulching. I have found the mulching function works best at 3in cut and lower. Anything over this level creates an air gap in your mower deck and the trimmings tend to discharge out the front of the mower. I like to mow at a longer cut (for the health of the lawn) so this is a minor concern otherwise I would give a 5 star rating. This issue most likely is a mower specific issue (deck) so you may have different results with your mower and type of grass you cut. It is also nice to be able to remove the stock discharge chute. With a large deck (54in) the chute sticks out another foot which can be cumbersome during close landscaping mowing. The mulching kit allows for removal of the chute and a more maneuverable tractor is the result!
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Palos Park, IL
My husband and I purchased this kit to install on our Craftsman garden tractor once the snow is gone the spring. We have a similar kit on our other mower deck and think it helps with making the grass clippings and leaves much smaller. The kits are easy to install but are somewhat pricey. We decided to buy this kit because it was marked down due to the Sears Hardware store in our neighborhood going out of business.
Tried to install mulch kit on our mower, but found that the straps provided needed Superman to stretch them. The hole for the front strap is in front of the mower deck wheel and not accessible. I know how to fix the problems, but, I'm wondering, it's a shame someone didn't try to install the kit during the planning phase.
The blades seem perfectly adequate, however regarding the plastic mulching cover, on my 54" GT6000, the forward latch spring assembly has nothing to attach to and hangs loose. The whole attachment scheme seems designed by 6-year-olds. Somehow the cover seems to stay in place anyhow. Nonetheless, weird and not at all polished or thought out. It's just barely recommendable since it seems to work despite it's shortcomings.
Purchased for the YT 4500 Craftsman tractor, and although not given much use yet, they are less noisy and better balanced than the bagging knives that came with the tractor. They mulch very well. Very happy with the product, but disappointed that it wasn't included with the purchase of the tractor.