If you'd like to have a beautifully manicured lawn without raking, sweeping or collecting clippings, then a mulching package is the answer for you. Our versatile DuraMax® decks are designed without compromise to be configured for three specific functions: side discharge, optional mulching or collection.
Creates A Healthier Lawn
When grass clippings decompose, they return nutrients to the soil. The decomposed clippings form humus which helps loosen hard soils and makes more oxygen and nutrients available to grass roots. It also enriches sandy soil and helps it hold moisture better.
The smaller clippings produced by the mulching package decompose more readily than other clippings. The additional level of microorganisms at work on the mulched clippings has been shown to suppress certain grass diseases and reduce mold spore counts.
And here's a surprise -- mulching reduces thatch, and doesn't cause thatch buildup. The microorganisms that thrive on decomposing mulched clippings also do a good job breaking down thatch.
Perhaps the most important criteria of all, is how great your lawn looks after mulching. By improving the texture and content of the soil, and reducing diseases and thatch, the end result of Down Discharge mulching is a fuller, healthier looking lawn.
Saves Clean Up Time
Eliminate clean-up on sidewalks, drives and borders by mulching in lieu of side discharging. Mulching directs clippings downward into the grass bed, rather than onto areas that you want to keep clean.
Provides Greater Maneuverability
Using the mulching package, you can trim using both sides of the deck. This allows you greater flexibility with your mowing patterns and allows you to maneuver between narrower openings.
Handle Clippings Three Ways With The Same Deck
Thanks to the DuraMax® Deck, conversion to side discharge is easy -- just remove the discharge restriction plate and the left and right shrouds (two bolts each under the deck), and attach the discharge deflector to disperse clippings evenly. Or add the PowerVac Collection System with your choice of collectors for a clean sweep of clippings and other debris. Any way you go, you leave a manicured look.