Guide to installing your mulch kit
- Remove the spark plug connector.
- Remove the collector.
- Flip the lawnmower on its side, so that the air filter is pointing up and the muffler down.
- Loosen and remove the blade bolt and dismount the blade.
- Mount the mulch blade and tighten the bolt.
- 1 Which way does a mulching blade go on?
- 2 Do mulching blades face up or down?
- 3 Can I use mulching blades with side discharge?
- 4 How do you know which side of a lawn mower blade is up?
- 5 How do you install mulch blades?
- 6 What’s the difference between mulching blades and regular blades?
- 7 Do you need to sharpen mulching blades?
- 8 Can you use high lift blades for mulching?
- 9 How do you mow with mulching blades?
Which way does a mulching blade go on?
If it has the word “Bottom,” or a model number printed on it, that side of the blade faces the ground when the mower is upright. If there are no markings, check the blade’s bevel. The beveled portion must face away from the ground when installed. The bend in mulching blades also must point away from the ground.
Do mulching blades face up or down?
The Wings Face Up The wings on lawn mower blades are always designed to point up toward the lawn mower’s cutting deck. The same is true for the more extensive wings on mulching blades. If your lawn mower blade has wings, those wings should point toward the lawn mower and away from the grass.
Can I use mulching blades with side discharge?
Both side discharge and mulching mowers can return grass clippings from your yard. As long as you can mow with a side discharge mower in such a way that cut grass is discharged onto the lawn, it will provide the same benefits as a mulching mower.
How do you know which side of a lawn mower blade is up?
Your lawnmower is facing up if the sharp edge faces down at the ground, and the dull edge faces inside the mower. Look for the sticker or engraving that indicates that the mower is “up” to make sure. You must lay the lawnmower with the blades facing up when you change or sharpen them.
How do you install mulch blades?
- Step 1: Remove the cutting deck.
- Step 2: Flip the deck over.
- Step 3: Secure the old blades.
- Step 4: Remove the old blades.
- Step 5: Attach new blades.
- Step 6: Flip the deck back over.
- Step 7: Install the mulch plug.
- Step 8: Reattach the deck to your mower.
What’s the difference between mulching blades and regular blades?
Standard blades, sometimes referred to as 2-in-1 blades, are designed to cut grass and then either discharge or bag the clippings. Mulching blades, also known as 3-in -1 blades, can be used to bag, discharge, or mulch grass clippings. Mulching blades feature more curves and an increased cutting edge.
Do you need to sharpen mulching blades?
Your lawn mower blade is dull. Sharpen the blade twice each season to help maintain a green, healthy lawn. A sharp blade not only cuts blades clean so grass plants recover quickly, it helps reduce your lawn mowing time.
Can you use high lift blades for mulching?
Lifting blades come in three types: High-Lift, Medium-Lift, and Low-Lift. Essentially, the greater the lift, the more horsepower that’s required. You would use High-Lift blades when tackling taller, more dense grass (High-lift = higher-lifting airflow). You should not use Lifting blades for mulching.
How do you mow with mulching blades?
How to Cut a Lawn With a Mulch Blade
- Start at the top left corner of the lawn, and move down toward the bottom left corner.
- Mow the second row of lawn the same way as the first, mowing another outline inside the outer ring.
- Continue mowing in concentric circles or rectangles until you reach the center of the lawn.