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    JD 345 - Anti-Blowout Kit?

    I have a 2001 345, and was mowing a field yesterday that was exceptionally tall for it to handle. grass was between 16 and 20 inches tall, I was cutting half-passes, discharging into the already cut area. I have noticed previously, grass tends to build up under the left side header, right where the exhaust pipe leaves the head. I was mowing past dark last night, and as I took a turn down hill, I smelled smoke, then noticed a couple embers being blown out in front of the mower. I popped the hood, and found that the grass that had built up under the header pipe had been dried to the point where it was smoking and trying to get to ignition temperature. I don't really want to stop mowing every 30-45 minutes to clean that small area, would the anti-blowout kit stop enough grass from blowing out that it wouldn't build up in that location?

    Forgot to mention, a previous owner removed and discarded the upper heat shield, AM128566, so that isnt present as well.
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    Yes, I have them on both my mower decks.
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    Planning on getting the kit, but here's what's been happening, finally got a picture of it
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    When I bought mine new it came with the kit already on.I wonder if the dealer I it from got complaints so they just went and put them on.
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    2019 X590 with power mulch control and PF bagger
    30" mechanical tiller
    02 X595 with 62" deck,front thatcher and powerflow PTO kit
    3pt hitch with Heavy Hitch 45 JD loader
    12 JD suitcase weights
    JD/Brinly 3pt plow
    Frontier SS1036 3pt pto spreader
    (2) JS63C walk behind mowers
    TS 105 JD weed wacker
    tow behind 15 gal. sprayer
    Turftime 60" lawn roller
    Turftime 54" 3pt core aerator

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