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      GOODGOLLYMISSMOLLY
      Mar 19 , 2008
      WORKS GOOD
      I HAVEN'T HAD THE PROBLEMS MENTIONED BY THE OTHER REVIEWERS EXCEPT FOR THE FRONT OF THE CHUTE COVER POPPING UP FROM TIME TO TIME AND I JUST POP IT BACK DOWN WITH MY FOOT, UNTIL I FIXED IT PERMANANTLY BY SIMPLY DRILLING A SMALL HOLE AND PUTTING A COTTER PIN IN THE BRACKET SO IT CAN'T POP OUT OF IT. OTHERWISE, REGARDING THE OTHER COMPLAINTS, BE SURE YOUR SCREWS ARE VERY TIGHT AND YOUR HOOKS ARE SEATED PROPERLY, EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE SOME NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS AND GIVE THEM A LITTLE MORE OF A CURVE. ENGINEERS ARE A LONG WAY FROM PERFECT. SOMETIMES THEIR DESIGNS NEED SOME CONSUMER MOTIFICATION.
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      PaBoJuray
      Jun 7 , 2012
      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.
       

      Puddahead

      Fairport, NY

      Oct 21 , 2014
      Overall
      Mulches very well.

      I ordered this kit with the new tractor, It came installed when the tractor was delivered. That was a big time saver. Don't cut if lawn is wet or to long, you will get clumping. Otherwise it works very well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      lpitman

      Jonesborough, TN

      Oct 21 , 2014
      Overall
      Great item

      always get good things when they have the CRAFTSMAN name on them

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      jfp721

      Fernandina Beach, FL

      Oct 9 , 2014
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      Highly Recommend

      The kit is complete and well made. Instructions are clear. Mounting the cover is hard due to the tension required to hook the straps but this keeps the cover in place when cutting too close to bushes Blaes work well and easy to install. match factory cutters

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      2anybody

      Waukee, IA

      Aug 12 , 2014
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      Craftsman mulching kit fits Husqvarna riding mower too!

      This was a Craftsman branded mulching kit that we purchased at a Hometown Store. We were told it might fit our Husqvarna riding lawn mower but if not too bring it back for a full refund. Btw, the 2 Homestores I've purchased at have the best customer service! Anyway back to the mulching kit. It was easy to install by following the provided directions. Upon mowing with the new mulching kit it really made the lawn look beautiful. The lawn was fairly long and the grass clippings are now cut up so small they no longer sit on top of the lawn and deaden the grass underneath.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jul 28 , 2014
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      Quality Product with nice fitment

      Great product, rugged and excellent fitment. Has to be put together but not hard. Springs are very strong but may lighten up as the rubber stretch. Look for coupons and get at a great price! Would definitely recommend.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      CountryBoyJan

      Manitowoc, WI

      Jul 28 , 2014
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      How long will it last?

      Agree with comment on how tight the tie-down straps are -- both are stretched past their max length. Wonder how long before they either pull out the screws in the plastic guard or rip through the holes in the straps themselves. They definitely hold the guard in place.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Nikrock68

      Charlotte, MI

      May 1 , 2014
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      Works

      Get a extra set of hooks for cover

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Apr 22 , 2014
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      A must for the health of your lawn

      A good mulching kit is essential for your lawn and also for the leaves in the fall. Don't waste all the nutrients by bagging it up, just mulch it with this kit and add to your top-soil level. This kit is very easy to install and functions as advertised. I recommend lightly sharpening the blades with a hand file for best results as the paint that is on the blades from the factory impacts the effectiveness of the mulching. I have found the mulching function works best at 3in cut and lower. Anything over this level creates an air gap in your mower deck and the trimmings tend to discharge out the front of the mower. I like to mow at a longer cut (for the health of the lawn) so this is a minor concern otherwise I would give a 5 star rating. This issue most likely is a mower specific issue (deck) so you may have different results with your mower and type of grass you cut. It is also nice to be able to remove the stock discharge chute. With a large deck (54in) the chute sticks out another foot which can be cumbersome during close landscaping mowing. The mulching kit allows for removal of the chute and a more maneuverable tractor is the result!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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      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
      Overall
      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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