Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 61
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jhack67 Works For Me
I bought this mulch kit for the discharge cover not for the mulching blades, even though some day I might put them on. (The mulching works pretty well with the normal blades, even though it would probably be better with the mulching blades on.) I have areas in my lawn where the discharging of the grass out the chute goes in places I don't want it to, like gardens and shrubs. By using the mulch cover, this solves that problem nicely. I don't use it on 90% of my lawn, because I like the distribution of the grass using the chute. The mulching cover goes on fairly easily, with the exception of hooking the rubber strap over the pin. It is quite a stretch, but holds it firmly once it is on. Time will tell how long the rubber strap will last! I am glad I bought it; it solves my problem!
April 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Poorly designed, installed, delivered
No problem with mower other than mulch kit poorly designed. Mulch plug either improperly installed or damaged/disturbed during delivery. First time in reverse mulch plug pulled under mower deck and destroyed. Home Depot contacted issued me a $50 gift cert. to cover cost of new mulch plug. It will not install because discharge chute cover also damaged.
April 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JB Disappointed in product
The cover for the discharge did not fit with the discharge chute in place. Had to remove chute and make brackets and use bungee cord to hold in place. Not very happy with this product.
March 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Doc Not very good fit
Decided to purchase the mulch kit as I have had them on my other mowers. I read the other posts about not fitting correctly and blowing grass past the guard thinking that maybe it was due to improper installation.
After installing and trying it out, i find the other posts are correct. Disappointing to say the least. One would think The manufacturer would design a shield that would seal after building a great mower.
What a failure for the design department.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AceDIY Works Great + Plug Tip
This mulch kit works awesome. We have almost 2 acres of heavily leafy area and this is so much easier than raking! Mow just like usual and it chops up the leaves and makes them biodegrade much more quickly than leaving them whole. Plus it's great fertilizer for your lawn!
Plug Tip: Like other reviewers have said, the plug likely wont stay on. Spend a few bucks and get some zip ties. I used 5 zip ties to hold the plug on by drilling some small holes in the plastic plug (see image). So far so good. A few broke, just check and replace before mowing if you need to. I really doubt the plug would stay on without the zip ties. Avoid problems and use the ties or something similar.
Other than needing to make the plug modification and check your zip ties, this mulching kit is awesome!
November 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larry It's a mulch kit
I attached the mulching kit plug with the addition of 2 zip-ties(shown in photo) and have not had it fall off. I read about others that have it fall off and just decided to address the situation from the get go.
To change the standard blades with the mulching blades does require a good size breaker bar or ratchet since the mount bolts are torqued to 70 to 90 ft-lbs. I only cut using the mulch kit, at full throttle and with the blade height adjuster in the 4th position. It leaves behind no grass clumps or piles.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave627 Mulch kit
The kit worked perfect and it is the best way for a healthy lawn.
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beerman good job
The plug was tough for me to hook-up, but that is more to my age than design. The mulch kit worked well on mulching my leaves.
October 20, 2015