I am also considering buying one for the 48" deck on my new GT5000. I have heard good and bad things about them (I suppose depending on the type of moving you are doing). Hopefully we hear back from some current owners/users....
Purchased mulch kit last year and found it to be pretty useless, unless you cut really dry grass that isn't too long. This year we had lots of rain and the grass grew like crazy. Had to cut every 3 days and couldn't use the mulch kit without the deck getting all clogged up. Herb
I don't know how well it's going to work yet,but a Sears salesman told me of a "closeout"sale on the mulch kit for $9.99 for my 48" deck.So I ordered one. I'm hoping it will stop the stripes on the lawn that the high lift blades leave behind.
In addition to my Large Frames, I have a Craftsman GT5000 with the 48”
deck. I have tried to use the mulching kit all year long and will simply say
don’t waste your money. I have NEVER been able to mulch with the 48”
mulching kit. I have tried the mulching blades that came with the kit, Gators
(which I normally cut with), cutting every 5th day (instead of 7), only
mulching if there was no rain for the past 3 days, only mulching after 3 pm
so the grass was bone dry.
I’m extremely happy with the cut the 48” deck gives WITHOUT the mulching kit
but I have completely give up on trying to mulch with it. The kit consists of
a set of 3 blades, a cover for the decks discharge outlet and 2 straps that hold
the cover to the deck. If you’re curious, I’ll gladly send you my kit to try.
I would only ask that after you see how poorly it works, please don’t bother
sending it back to me.
Does anyone if you can buy what is called a 3in1blade for a Craftsman mower? I have these on my Troy-Bilt mower and I really like the way the lawn looks after a fresh mowing.I checked with a local dealer and was told not available for a Craftsman.
Thank you Jody for the welcome. To answer your question.Yes,Sears was the first place I checked with.The only thing they could offer me was the mulch kit,or the high lift blades that the tractor came with.I am considering buying a set of Gator blades. MR.T
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