54C, 54D, and 54X mulching kit from John Deere. The mulching attachment allows converting the mower so it can be used to mulch grass or leaves. The mulch plug is made up of two halves. Most side-discharge and material collection jobs can be done by only removing the right half, leaving the left half in place.
Remember you will have to follow the 1/3rd rule. No more than 1/3 of the grass blade should be cut off at one time. This allows more efficient mulching and will promote the continued good health of the grass. If the desired cut height can't be achieved by cutting off 1/3, or there is clumping of the clippings, it may be required to cut higher; wait a day, then lower the mower and make a second pass. Mow at proper intervals approximately every 4 to 5 days.
Special mulching blades are included. These blades can also be used for side-discharge mowing with a Power Flow material collection system, though overall cut quality may decline slightly.
This kit also includes installation instructions. This kit does not fit older style 54" decks. If you are unsure which deck you have on your tractor we can help you determine which deck you have.
This 54C mulching kit is compatible on the following models with 54C decks that have three blades.
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