Ring under a Batwing Mower

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EddieWalker

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I'm not ready to buy a batwing yet, but I enjoy looking at what's out there. One of the things that I don't understand is the ring that goes around the stump jumper. What does it do?
 

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blee03

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I would venture that it is to help with lift under the deck for finer material ?

Frank
Yeah I’d guess the same
Helps create a suction or vacuum to lift the grass or brush up into the blades for a better cut?
 
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When Bush Hog introduced the feature it was touted as protection for the deck.
you don’t see mower deck baffles to the center (inside) of the blade cutting edges.
 
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I would have called it a mulching kit. Any way to compare similar size mowers to see the residue stream ?
 
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I just brought this home last week. Land Pride. Looks different underneath.
 

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mrmikey

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Keeps the blades from damaging the deck.

Yup, we had a couple of 20' batwing mowers we used for roadside and median clearing we pull behind a NH TV145. Couple years after purchase the decks were beat to death and I mean beat so much so that we scrapped one. Next one we bought had the rings under and it made a whole lot of difference to the amount of damage......Mike
 
 
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