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    Nov 2003
    Central Michigan
    4210 MFWD Ehydro--'89 JD 318

    Default Convert mulcher to side discharge?

    Just purchased a used Craftsman 6.75 torque Briggs self-propelled pusher for $50, low hours, starts and runs fine. Only issue is that it is a mulcher/bagger deck and I want to convert it to a side discharge and install a plastic discharge chute from an older mower. Has anybody ever tried this kind of conversion and is it worth the work involved? I just wonder if the deck on a model like this would be manufactured for airflow and discharge out the back and might not side discharge properly. Thanks for any input.

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    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Pa.
    Massey Ferguson GC2400

    Default Re: Convert mulcher to side discharge?

    From what I've seen of the rear discharge mowers, it would be hard to make a side discharge out of it.........but it could be attempted.

    Follow the contour of the 'chute gathering' on top of the deck, and compare that to a side discharge.

    You will normally find a deeper 'well' in there to facilitate the vacuum created by the blades, to keep the grass clippings at a greater height to make up for the longer distance.

    One could..........basically 'cut-off' the chute flow to make a side discharge( side discharge mowers do have this 'cut-off' point), just takes some fabricating.

    I don't think it is worth the work involved, but people have done things that are a lot more complicated than your issue.

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