MulchControl™ system for 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep™ Mower Deck
MulchControl advantages and benefits
 
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MulchControl for the 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep (42A) Mower Deck makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:
  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
How MulchControl works
 
MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle open

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:
  • MulchControl includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is open, most of the material passes through the discharge opening.
    • When the MulchControl baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited in the turf.
MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl baffle closed

MulchControl handle

MulchControl handle

  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
    • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharging or vice versa takes only a few seconds.
MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:
  • Usually mulch, but side discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side-discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags
MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. The operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side discharging when needed.
MulchControl limitations
 
While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:
  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
  • 42A Mower Deck requires a MulchControl baffle be removed to install the bagger chute; see 42A versatility explanation for more information
 
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 BM24794

MulchControl for 42-in. (107-cm) Accel Deep Mower Deck

 
Last Updated : 02-Nov-2018