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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    The center scalp on a deck that is factory installed sits about the same. My old 345 with the 54" deck only would touch on some pretty uneven ground. As far as the metallic sound is there a way the try to duplicate it, try sticking a bar under the deck on each side and lift it to bounce it as if you were moving and see if you can narrow it down that way.
    My 54HC deck didn't come with a center scalp. I found the one for my deck serial number last year through our forum sponsor. I'm pissed I drilled a hole through the deck and it's not fitting properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    My gut told me it was the mulch kit but I had a hard time believing that. For what we are paying for it I hoped it hasn't as pathetic as that but i guess that really is the cheapest thing to rattle on these machines so I should be happy If you wouldn't mind snapping a pic that would be awesome.




    The chute plug has that little split that it does and it lacks any through bolts so that does certainly make sense. I understand they used a thicker gauge steel so they didn't need to put through bolts everywhere but when you're spinning at that speed I'm sure there is still some deflection of that steel. I just leveled the deck last week and it is absolutely sitting on all the lift points, prior to leveling one of the linkages wasn't doing anything. I can definitely pop some more grease in the anti scalp wheel shafts.

    I was extremely impressed with how fine it cut. When I drove up one my driveway only a little grass came out and what did was in fine slivers of grass that had balled up.
    This is what I had and used. It is a metal lined trim for protecting edges.Not the cleanest but stopped all rattling. The mower seems very quiet now, more so than side discharge and definitely quieter than bagging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFL View Post
    This is what I had and used. It is a metal lined trim for protecting edges.Not the cleanest but stopped all rattling. The mower seems very quiet now, more so than side discharge and definitely quieter than bagging.
    Thanks I'll see what I can find around my place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    My 54HC deck didn't come with a center scalp. I found the one for my deck serial number last year through our forum sponsor. I'm pissed I drilled a hole through the deck and it's not fitting properly.
    Yes I know,it seems to be an engineering screw up. I think it's the only deck that is 48" and larger that doesn't have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    Yes I know,it seems to be an engineering screw up. I think it's the only deck that is 48" and larger that doesn't have one.
    I'm hoping someone knows whats going on with the fitment other than the jig is the wrong size, which means I drilled holes in the wrong spot. I'll call the dealer if no one recognizes whats up with it.
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    I fired up the x475 for lawn duty, and used the 420 to move the trailer to save edging. It needed to run, and it needs to move back inside. I can’t enjoy the space even in summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    I'm hoping someone knows whats going on with the fitment other than the jig is the wrong size, which means I drilled holes in the wrong spot. I'll call the dealer if no one recognizes whats up with it.
    Looking at both my decks the center scalp wheel hangs down about the same distance as yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nastorino View Post
    My FIL who cuts 2-6 acres around his small farm using his x758 with a 60HC and on demand mulching kit, was considering adding the Ballard X-blades to his machine. I've been kicking around the idea of adding them to my machine with my new full time mulch kit to see what additional cut performance I get. I did place a phone call into the vendor to see what they recommend for blades and was told they like a flat one on the bottom and the G6 on top.

    Has anyone tried using this Ballard X-blade setup? https://www.ballard-inc.com/product/x-blade-three/

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    I don't understand why your FIL believes an X set up would be necessary.... Tell him to get off YouTube
    I run my X758 with the 60HC/Mulch kit. Using the factory blades sucks a pretty big one. Buy a set of the gator blades. The only time I ever start wishing for a little more is when they start to dull. I mow/mulch everything. Twigs, sticks, branches, rocks, ratchet straps, bungee chords, kids toys, dog toys. On average I cut about 3-4 inches of grass off. Around 30 hours of mowing in between sharpening. Once there's nothing to hit after spring though, they stay sharp a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    Its not a dead short fault you worry about with the wire over heating. Its a partial short or using something that will actually pull over 30 amps for a length of time you need to worry about. 40-50 amps for any length of time will heat up that wire in a hurry.

    Primary fuses and circuit breakers are used to protect the wire not the device that's attached to the end of the wire. A 30 or 35 amp fuse would be a much better suited choice to protect that wire from overheating.
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    I agree. I would never dues 10 gauge wire any higher than 30 amp.

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    To make all the old folks happy, I installed a 30 amp breaker in the of the 50

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