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    Mower discharge chute, up or down?

    Just curious looking for opinions on having the chute up or the shoot down when mowing. I know it should be down for safety but also wondering if with the chute up if it helps with throwing clippings farther and stop some of the clumps of grass in yard after some heavy cutting.
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    Do you mean the mower chute or discharge guard? If so, I leave it down as much as I can when around buildings, gardens, pools, landscaping, etc. But Iíll leave it up if Iím nowhere near a road and out in the open.
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    I always take them off. Usually before I even mow for the first time.
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    Mine has never been installed on my present deck.

    But with that said - when I was mowing commercially it was always on and down.

    Edit to add - oops...here I am in a sub-compact thread again.....
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    I always go with the chute down, ain't worth the risk with the blades moving at 205 MPH setting something flying.

    Had a little 1" X 6" oak stick blast thru the deflector chute of my Z Trak, it and part of the chute landed 30 feet away.

    The problem is a design flaw and also the chute on the 7 Iron deck being way too thin. (I have corrected the Deere design flaw since.)

    Did a bunch of calculations just for the heck of it and figured out from the ballistic formula used in shooting sports, the little stick weighing
    only 1.92 ounces, will hit at 168.55 foot pounds of energy when moving at 205 MPH.

    Anyway you look at it, being hit by something with an inertial mass of 168 pounds at 205 MPH is not a good thing.

    Lots of kinetic energy to be adsorbed when it goes splat against something or somebody.

    That's just a little stick, think about a rock, piece of metal, etc., etc. weighing a little more.

    Like I said, ain't worth the risk of hurting somebody with the chute up.
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    That's why I **LOOOVE** my mulch kit. I ain't got no time for no chute!! Trim close on the left - trim close on the right. Mow next to the cars on the right - mow next to the cars on the left... nut'n come'n outta my deck except air. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Edit to add - oops...here I am in a sub-compact thread again.....
    That's okay. This question applies to any size tractor with a mower deck.
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    Iím waiting on the OP to answer my original question to make sure. If itís what I believe heís asking, Iíll move it to the appropriate forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Iím waiting on the OP to answer my original question to make sure. If itís what I believe heís asking, Iíll move it to the appropriate forum.
    And maybe change the title/topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    And maybe change the title/topic?
    You think?
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