Possible to modify rear discharge deck to mulching?
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Edited by olcowhand, July 02, 2011 - 01:49 PM.
- caseguy said thank you
Posted July 02, 2011 - 12:23 PM
First up; I don't think there's any distributor who's got mulching parts for my mower since I've dated it (or at least the tractor) to ca 1973. Spareparts are hard to come by and the easiest way for me is Ebay but I often have to guess if the part will fit and work based on dimensions because there is almost no parts with the right partnumber.
Second; I think there's enough power in my gilson to manage mulching.
I realized that the bearings in the middle knife spindle was busted 3 weeks ago when the engined just died when I tried to engage the PTO. It was hard to engage the PTO before as well, you had to carefully engage it or the engine would die. So based on this I THINK there's enough power.
About the knifes, I've found mulching knives that are very similar to my original knifes and that makes me believe that it's possible to convert to mulch if I close of each knife.
In my first thread here I told you about my walkbehind-mower, a Stiga turbo. When the bearings in my gilson mowing deck broke down Murphy (-s law) couldn't stay away and the stiga gave it's last breath away as well. That meant I had to buy a knew walk-behind and I got a new Stiga with mulching. The knifes in the Stiga are almost similar tho the ones in my gilson.
I'll start with trying to make separate compartments for each knife and we'll see how it works.
Posted July 02, 2011 - 01:50 PM