MulchControl™ system for 60-in. (152-cm) High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck
MulchControl advantages and benefits
 
X730 Tractor mowing

X730 Tractor mowing

EZtrak™ Z665 mowing

EZtrak™ Z665 mowing

The MulchControl attachment for the 60-in. (152-cm) HC 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:
  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
    • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
    • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl handle
 
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 discharge 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
    • The MulchControl baffle can be opened or closed with the Power Flow™ blower installed. The Power Flow blower will run without material when the baffle is closed.
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-discharge or bagging when needed.
Hydraulic MulchControl actuator option (X700 Series Tractors)
 
For model year 2019 and newer 54 HC and 60 HC Mower Decks (serial number 070,001-), an extra-cost, optional X700 hydraulic MulchControl actuator attachment (BUC10536) is available to replace the standard hand-control lever to allow control of the MulchControl baffle from the seat using the tractor’s hydraulic control lever:
  • The hydraulic MulchControl actuator is the control only and also requires a MulchControl attachment.
  • It is operated with the tractor’s hydraulic control lever.
  • The mower deck can be converted from wide-open side-discharge mode to fully-chambered mulch mode.
  • The hydraulic MulchControl attachment is field-installed.
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
Compatibility
 
MulchControl for 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Decks is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following:
  • Model year 2015 and newer X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M or 9079M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 030,001-)
  • Model year 2015 and newer EZtrak Z665 (serial number 170,001-)
  • Model year 2016 and newer ZTrak™ Z540R
 
CodeAttachmentDescription
 BM25258

MulchControl attachment for 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck


NOTE: For model year 2015 and newer X700 Signature Series Tractor 9075M or 9079M 60-in. (152-cm) HC Mower Deck (serial number 030,001-) and EZtrak Z665 (serial number 170,001-) and ZTrak Z540R.
 
Last Updated : 13-Apr-2020