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Old 09-09-2020, 09:49 AM
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If grass is thick,wet, lush and tall, it ain't ah gonna mulch.
Mulching is best accomplished when frequently cut and grass is left tall so clippings have a place to hide while they decompose.
looking at yer pictures I'd run a pair of calves on that place and have nice jucy steak's and burgers in 18 mo.
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Take 3 cuttings of hay put into square bales and feed it or sell to someone that has horses, especially in a drought year $$$$ BTDT.
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When Mulching, I only up to about a 3rd of the total height. Or about 1.5 inches. Any more than that and I get the same result you have.
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If grass is thick,wet, lush and tall, it ain't ah gonna mulch.
Mulching is best accomplished when frequently cut and grass is left tall so clippings have a place to hide while they decompose.
looking at yer pictures I'd run a pair of calves on that place and have nice jucy steak's and burgers in 18 mo.
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Take 3 cuttings of hay put into square bales and feed it or sell to someone that has horses, especially in a drought year $$$$ BTDT.
Yeah, that grass is aggressively growing.

You should never mow more than a third of the grass's length, and you shouldn't be mowing wet. My uncle has a ZT1 50 Kawi and none of the issues you have...although he's known to occasionally bag if he lets it get out of hand.
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Yeah, that grass is aggressively growing.

You should never mow more than a third of the grass's length, and you shouldn't be mowing wet. My uncle has a ZT1 50 Kawi and none of the issues you have...although he's known to occasionally bag if he lets it get out of hand.
Well, then what is the solution? I put the mulching kit on last week at my dealers request. He even gave it to me. Itís not that I wanted to mulch the yard. As for wet, I donít feel as though the yard has been all that wet when Iím mowing and certainly not every time. I try mowing once per week. Typically it gets done every 5-6 days. Why do my neighbors not have the same issues? The dealer agrees there is a problem. They simply donít know what it is or how to correct the issue. They have exhausted every suggestion that Cub has provided. I simply donít know which direction to head in going forward. This is my third zero turn. Iíve never had issues up until now.
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Well, then what is the solution? I put the mulching kit on last week at my dealers request. He even gave it to me. It’s not that I wanted to mulch the yard. As for wet, I don’t feel as though the yard has been all that wet when I’m mowing and certainly not every time. I try mowing once per week. Typically it gets done every 5-6 days. Why do my neighbors not have the same issues? The dealer agrees there is a problem. They simply don’t know what it is or how to correct the issue. They have exhausted every suggestion that Cub has provided. I simply don’t know which direction to head in going forward. This is my third zero turn. I’ve never had issues up until now.
From the picture you send, open up the chute (as advised above) and/or mow more often (as advised above).
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From the picture you send, open up the chute (as advised above) and/or mow more often (as advised above).
I can certainly open the shoot back up. Itís only been mowed twice with the mulching kit on it and I However, I donít think I can mow more often than every 5-6 days. To be clear, those photos are of a 6 day cut without the mulching kit.
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When Farmall450 mentioned opening up the chute I believe he meant more than just removing the mulch plate. Because of liability issues nobody on here will tell you to remove any safety devices. That said, I personally would start with raising the deflector and if that wasn't enough I would start looking at modifying the deck chute to allow the clippings to exit the deck easier. Anything you do is your decision. Good luck.
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