Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 55
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by headtube Worked for a year then... SNAP!
Bought in July 2015. It's now a year later. The rivet holding the rear strap failed and the cover went into the blade. Bugger! This unit is only warranteed for 90 days because according to John Deere it is a ' wearing product ' that when in use becomes worn.
Hmm... how does that happen to a stationary part... vibration I suppose. So keep this in mind when you purchase.
But with that said it did the job it was supposed to do. I'm sure others have had better life span results then I. I am replacing it with a new one regardless of this issue. But if this fails the same way again... we'll wait and see...
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moar The cover fits a little awkwardly. Reading other comments online, it seems to be a common problem. This fits the 48" deck, but it doesn't clip in very well. When it's on and bungeed, it stays in place and the mower does a good job of mulching grass and leaves. There's no alternative if this type of cover is what you want. It would get 5 stars if it clipped on correctly.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by raceyone Works great
Mulches great,close to edges.would recommend.not hard to install.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woody Works great!
Works great but did have to take off chute to install even though JD expert said you shouldn't have to. Chute would not go all the way down and would rub against wheel on the deck preventing it from turning free.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mjbuck Horrible item. Gave up on it after a few hours of use.
Unfortunately, this appears to be the only place you can purchase a mulch cover from your John Deere mower. I mean the John Deere model. There are no other after-market ones available. This worked great the first couple of hours. Then I noticed it would no longer sit tightly against the mower and allowed grass to get around it and spray on your leg and foot. Plus, the grass get around it and leaves a row of cut grass behind and does not keep it inside the mower deck to be fine-mulched. It allows it to escape and really does nothing to help with the mulching process. It is made from the cheapest plastic you possibly could use (made in China, I'm sure), as it has already started to lose its shape. The rubber straps designed to hold it on are already stretched, leading to the problem of it not staying tight on the machine. After about five hours of use, this product is basically now useless. I am pretty creative and can rig most things to work, but this is beyond that. For the $30 plus dollars, sure not worth your money. Find another option if possible.
August 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by geroge88 Over priced mulch cover
product works but way over priced. I would of have expected this to be included in the bagger kit which was also overpriced?
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ch Returned
I didn't have the same set up on the deck that the instructions called for so it couldn't stay on. I have a 2015 d140. I took the mulched in for advice from hd and they started talking about drilling a whole in the deck.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Mulch Cover
The cover was a very good idea and saves me from picking up the grass.
June 14, 2016