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honda2001s
Nov 15 , 2012
Honda2001s
I bought this kit I 2010 .Im still using it at the end of 2012. I have never sharpened it yet. It's going strong for three seasons now cutting 2 scares of lawn every week for the entire spring summer and falls for 3 yrs stright. I don't have to rakeor puck up any grass after I mulch. It just crushes the grass to find bits which is good as manure for the lawn .
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mower577
Aug 2 , 2007
Poor Design
The plug which cover the chute is of very poor design. Mine has come off numerous times. The last time it came off without my knowledge, and I mulched it. Very poor design. Not securely attached to the deck.
 

bmcnick

Palos Park, IL

Mar 12 , 2014
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craftsman tractor mulch kit

My husband and I purchased this kit to install on our Craftsman garden tractor once the snow is gone the spring. We have a similar kit on our other mower deck and think it helps with making the grass clippings and leaves much smaller. The kits are easy to install but are somewhat pricey. We decided to buy this kit because it was marked down due to the Sears Hardware store in our neighborhood going out of business.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RoyFouts

Wadsworth, IL

Nov 9 , 2013
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Mulching Kit Rocks

Great option. I have an acre of lawn, am not about to rake it. Mulching adds about 15% of nutrients back into the soil. Replacement blades

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nohope

Madison, FL

Oct 20 , 2013
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Bad Engineering

Tried to install mulch kit on our mower, but found that the straps provided needed Superman to stretch them. The hole for the front strap is in front of the mower deck wheel and not accessible. I know how to fix the problems, but, I'm wondering, it's a shame someone didn't try to install the kit during the planning phase.


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ltripp7275

Rochester, NH

Jun 29 , 2013
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Works great

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 15 , 2013
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mulch kit

This mulch kit fits my older mower and makes my lawn easier to mow and the lawn looks great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JackieTH

Minneapolis, MN

Jun 13 , 2013
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Blades seem decent, but cover is not thought out

The blades seem perfectly adequate, however regarding the plastic mulching cover, on my 54" GT6000, the forward latch spring assembly has nothing to attach to and hangs loose. The whole attachment scheme seems designed by 6-year-olds. Somehow the cover seems to stay in place anyhow. Nonetheless, weird and not at all polished or thought out. It's just barely recommendable since it seems to work despite it's shortcomings.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ftroff

Cheswick, PA

May 30 , 2013
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mulch- a -mania

It is absolutely AWESOME!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CO_Buyer

Mead, CO

May 4 , 2013
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Great Mulching Knives

Purchased for the YT 4500 Craftsman tractor, and although not given much use yet, they are less noisy and better balanced than the bagging knives that came with the tractor. They mulch very well. Very happy with the product, but disappointed that it wasn't included with the purchase of the tractor.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 7 , 2013
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JUST WHAT I NEEDED

GOT THIS FROM SEARS TODAY. WENT HOME AND PUT IT ON WITH NO PROBLEM. MOWED MY 2 1/2 ARCES. JUST WHAT I NEEDED.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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honda2001s

Hopewell Junction, NY

Nov 15 , 2012
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Honda2001s

I bought this kit I 2010 .Im still using it at the end of 2012. I have never sharpened it yet. It's going strong for three seasons now cutting 2 scares of lawn every week for the entire spring summer and falls for 3 yrs stright. I don't have to rakeor puck up any grass after I mulch. It just crushes the grass to find bits which is good as manure for the lawn .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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billyshirley5717

White Bluff, TN

Nov 12 , 2012
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Mulch Kit

Very easy to install. Works GREAT!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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daveandlisa

White Lake, MI

Sep 19 , 2012
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Sears lawn tractor with mulching kit

Very simple.  It works like a charm..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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painttech48025

Southfield, MI

Jul 20 , 2012
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Mulch

I order this mulch so I could remove that extended discharge shoot. Well according to the instruction you need the discharge shoot to hold the mulch kit on.


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PaBoJuray

Woodleaf, NC

Jun 7 , 2012
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Craftsman Mulch Kit

The blades work fine and mulch quite well. Problem, the mulch plug does not attach like the instructions say. There is no hole to attach the front rubber on the mower. I had to drill a hole for the hook to go into for attachment. Also, the rear rubber is supposed fit around the spacer on the 1/4 inch bolt. That does not work properly, there is no clearence for the hook to go around the spacer.I am a retired Ironworker so I made everything fit the correct way.


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stiggyc

Pelham, NH

Apr 30 , 2012
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Concept good, design poor

I purchased this kit to eliminate the need for raking and bagging. Installation was straight forward, but the blades were rusted in the kit. (Cleaned with wire wheel). The shroud design was poor due to the mounting. Front wheel interferes with the spring clip and not very secure. Hit something in the lawn and it pops off. Rear mounting not much better. I just hate having to re-engineer things that should have been tested prior to marketing. On the plus side, it mulched fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sfallick

Greenwich, NY

Apr 13 , 2012
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Mulch Kit for 54 in deck

Not compatible with bagger which I purchase along with Tractor and 54 in deck. Returned Mulch Kit and retained bagger

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kklope

West Paducah, KY

Oct 29 , 2011
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Craftsman / Husqvarna Mulch Kit 54" deck

I live on a 4 acre wooded lot. So I have bunches of leaves. I bought a yard sweeper last year but it was too much work. My brother lives on 4 acres beside me. He told me that he just mulches his leaves but he has a $6000 comercial mower. I was worried how well it would work on my 54" wide deck. I was pleasantly suprised. These blades actually ran much quieter and smoother. I can't explain why unless the pitch of the blade make it better balanced. My grass was a little high and lots of leaves. One time over it at a fast pass left almost no detectable debris. A few specks of leaves about 1/2" in diameter and no detectable grass clippings. In the summer I mow my grass in rows and mow back over the rows several times. Not anymore, I'm leaving this mulch kit on year round. I've only used it twice so far so I don't know how well the blades will hold up but if they get me thru the fall with all my leaves they'll be well worth the money. I am not a writer and don't usually write reviews but I've tried mulching kits before on other mowers, nothing compares to these and I wanted to share how well they worked for me. I just wish I hadn't bought the new grass blades beforehand, I'll probably never put them back on.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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povertyacres

Kingfisher, OK

Sep 14 , 2011
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Craftsman Mulch Kit for 54 in. Deck, missing parts unable to use

The package had been tamperd with, some of the essential pieces missing, unable to use, 40 miles one way for me me to return,


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bediddleby

Stewartstown, PA

Aug 29 , 2011
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Better be a dry, thin, short yard to use it

If the yard is the least bit moist, thick or long (pick one) the mulch deck will bog down the 26hp Kohler Courage engine in my Craftsman tractor, clump heavily, and miss spots. I must mow very slowly if these perfect conditions don't exist.

It leaves the deck filled with clumped grass and must be cleaned out often.

Mowing with the mulch kit is messy; grass escapes from behind the front tires and covers my feet and legs.


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CarinaGoodsaid

Gaithersburg, MD

Jun 27 , 2011
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Mulch kit is worth to buy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MECHGRUNT

Broadway, VA

May 31 , 2011
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My mulch kit works perfectly.

I purchased the kit so I could mulch the grass and not have to rake. I read the reviews prior to getting the kit. Once I got it home and began to install it I saw what others have seen and took the recommendations to do some small modifications. I did drill a small hole in the tang on the deck and placed a pin in it to hold down the mulch cover. I also "rounded" the bingie hook ends into more like a "U" shape instead of an "L". Everything else was done as the directions indicate. Then I fired my 27 HP 54" deck GT5000 up and mowed the yard (and the neighbors yard). Worked great even in some high grass. (Read and used the mowing tips.) I recommend this highly if you need or want to mulch. PS: The directions say to leave the normal grass shute in place. I removed mine so I could get close to edges form either side. Works fine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tray-nap

Piedmont, SC

Aug 26 , 2010
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this was a very good deal.

We thought this was a lot better purchase than buying three blades at $24.99 each.  We would recommend this kit to anyone who needs three blades for their lawn mower.

We have always liked the service and quality of Sears and we have purchased a lot of them over the last twenty or more years.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OpaOma

Blountville, TN

Dec 8 , 2009
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You can tell it is Craftsman quality

The mulch kit I purchased for my 54 inch Craftsman mower did what it was suppoded to do.  I highly recommed it.  It was easy to install and the only change I made was take advice from another review and bend the spring clips a little more for a more secure fit to the frame.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LawnCareBear620

Wyoming, MI

Aug 11 , 2009
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The Crafstman mulch kit for a 54" deck performed as expected.

The Crafstman mulch kit for a 54" deck performed as expected.  After reading and following the directions carefully, I was able to install the cover with expected effort.  The cover worked flawlessly.  The blades did the job as anticipated.  I am pleased with the quality of this product!  

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tanto

, Far NW Chicago burbs.

Apr 9 , 2008
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Good idea

After 4 years of cutting it is time to replace one of the blades. Damage is due to branches & what not. Pretty good in my opinion. The chute cover is problematic. I've had identical issues as the other comments. Good idea on the last post, I'm going to do that.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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