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This is the dedicated Masport mulching blade.
http://www.greenacre...-masport-and-mo
Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

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Does the side throw create windrows or spread it out? - the BigBob I use has a fixed plastic stone shield which makes windrows - which is a pain if you don't want to rake up - gotta go over it with the blower a bit to make it look better - I've though about modifying it to have some sort of swinging flap but the H&S/Insurance angle rules it out I'd say.

I tie my flap up so it spreads out, works well. As i do with any side discharge mower as required.


Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

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I often have to go over a thick lawn twice when mulching, once at the height i want to cut it at then a couple of notches higher to pick it up and mulch well.

On my Husky Rider i use the above technique when rear discharging, with 3 mulching blades and a pressed deck it mulchs really well


Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

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Good idea Drew, that would work well.
Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:55 AM

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Does the side throw create windrows or spread it out? - the BigBob I use has a fixed plastic stone shield which makes windrows - which is a pain if you don't want to rake up - gotta go over it with the blower a bit to make it look better - I've though about modifying it to have some sort of swinging flap but the H&S/Insurance angle rules it out I'd say.

The MM has a side throw shoot but I don't use it or the metal flap. I either have the mulching plug in or straight shoot. It does spread pretty well doing this but of cause the grass height does make a difference.


Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

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The things that make a mower mulch well related to the design of the chassis and importantly the blade(s). I was involved with Bolans and Masport in the 80’s. The mushroom type design of the chassis combined with the wavey bar blade was a winner. We tested the models before they were released and I’ve never seen a better mulching mower. I think the design of the hrx blade contributes to it mulching well. Perhaps the mulch master needs a tweak with the blades, I know upping the revs is important.

Ill up the revs at the first service and report back. 

 

The HRX as we have nearly all reported does mulch well and Honda do seem to cut very well. Ive had Masports, Husquies and now a Victa and the quality of cut is simply better with a Honda. They must invest more on deck, blade and up draft design for cut quality. To bad they cannot get the 1/2 shoots to function better.

 

Its Mulches OK don't get me wrong. Especially when the grass is dry and not to thick. The Honda simply leaves a much better finish.


Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

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haven't used a HRX but have found the mulchmaster much better than the honda mowers generally for a mulched finish - been using both for about 30 years now. May be in the market for a catcher soon, tossing up on a rover ......


Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:27 PM

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Does the Mulchmaster have an oval disc with two blades?.
Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:10 PM

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My full Shute 197 mulches better with 2 blades than 4. If I wasn’t so lazy and having 5 self propelled machines I’d use it more. Beautiful finish!!
Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

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Does the Mulchmaster have an oval disc with two blades?.

Yes sir indeedy.


Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

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Hmm anything can be improved. Here is my older modified 216 mulching thick wet weeds and Buffalo in the rain. All it has is the flat blade mod and I spaced the engine mounts to improve the airflow. Original gearbox and probably 2500 lawns.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:52 PM

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replaced this one since this....http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WcOzFp7s0rs


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