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    Mower discharge deflector

    Do you remove the mower discharge deflector? You know, the black thing on the side of your mower that says do not remove?

    My mower will fill through this gate if the deflector is up. I also wonder if clippings would disperse better? This mower doesn't disperse clippings nearly as far as the last one so I get the windrow effect. Then there's the wind. It seems to be windy every time I mow. This tends to kick up some dry clippings and the tractor gets a beard on the grill.

    I may try this but figured I wanted to hear what you guys do.
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    Too each his own, I have never removed one on any of the side discharge mowers I ever had. Now, I do commerical mowing, but on my Z turns, I have a rope and hook that I can clip it up at any time or drop it.. There are so many times I need to control the clippings or windy conditions.

    Also a tip, if the wind is mowing, try to mow so your blowing the clippings out ( I usually mow back and forth blowing in and then out) with the wind behind you.. The mower decks usually blow out with a slight rearward direction and with the wind behind you, it will kinda flip the grass forward and most times will help spread the grass around... It works on my Z turns.

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    I normally raise it and keep it up using a bungee cord. Having it up throws and disperses the clippings a lot further. The only time I put it down is when it's really windy...........the clippings hit me square in the face on every other pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling40man View Post
    I normally raise it and keep it up using a bungee cord. Having it up throws and disperses the clippings a lot further. The only time I put it down is when it's really windy...........the clippings hit me square in the face on every other pass.
    I do the exact same thing!
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    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenFarmParts View Post
    I do the exact same thing!
    I, too, raise it a little with a bungee cord.

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    I haven't.ever moved mine. I may try it this year if we ever get to mow.

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    mine is usually up held back with a strap. My lawn grows fast and is quite thick. The 62D deflector is so low to the ground that it makes terrible windrows and ends up hurting my grass. With the deflector up I can spread the clippings better in a larger pattern especially during the spring mowing. So I wouldn't say I remove it....

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    I have never moved mine up or anything. Just left it where it is. I might try moving it up a bit with a strap or something I have a patch in my yard that is just really thick grass. that may help it shoot out better with it up..heh
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    I used to run Kubota Z turns for a couple years, and they had metal deflectors on them that was aimed down too much. There was a hole in the deflector and deck to bolt them down, so I put a small pin and used flat washers as spacers to hold the deflector up a bit.. Made a big difference..

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