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Installing


Remove Mulch Cover


MX8868

The mulch cover (A) or mulch plug kit is not compatible with the installation of the 2-bag bagger. Remove mulch cover or mulch plug kit before installing bagger attachment.

Install Proper Ballast

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! To maintain steering control and stability always use the recommended ballast.

Install the proper front ballast to help counter-balance the total weight of the bagger. Remove ballast when the bagger is removed. This will ensure proper operation of the machine when not bagging. See your authorized service center for recommended weights on your machine.

Install High Lift Mower Blades

1. Park vehicle safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)

2. Disconnect the spark plug wire.

3. Thoroughly clean the top and underside of the mower deck.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Be careful, sharp edges on mower blades. Always wear gloves when handling mower blades.

4. Remove mower blades. See your machine operator's manual.

5. Install high lift blades.


MX8865a

6. Tighten blade hardware (A) to 62 Nm (46 lb-ft).

Installing 2-Bag Bagger

Install Mounting Post and Bagger Support Rod


M10280 MX8870

1. Fit tabs (A) on mounting post into slots (B) on rear hitch plate.


MX10280


MX8870

2. Insert bagger support rod (E) into the smaller holes in rear cargo mounts (F).

3. Install drilled cargo pin (D) into mounting post.

4. Install spring locking pin (C) into hole in drilled cargo pin.

Installing Bags

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! To prevent injury from thrown objects, do not operate mower without complete bagging attachment securely in place.


M93583

1. Install left and right bags (G) on mounting post (H).


MX10308

2. Close hopper top and fasten hood hold-down (I) over latch rod (J).

Install Rear Bagger Chute

42-Inch Mower Decks


MX8872a

1. Hold plastic discharge chute (A) open.

2. To unlock metal deflector (B), grasp corner, pull outward and swing upward to open.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Prevent possible thrown objects. The discharge chute assembly must fit tight against the chute hinge bracket and completely cover the mower deck discharge opening.

NOTE: Make sure discharge chute assembly does not get caught inside mower deck discharge opening.


MX10363a MX10315

3. Position lower discharge chute assembly (F) in front of mower deck discharge opening (E).

4. Fit tab (C) on lower discharge chute behind hinge (D) of the chute deflector.


MX10316

5. Insert rod (H) into keyhole (G) on deck, then slide discharge chute forward, locking rod into place.

6. Hook rubber strap latch (I) over the top of the gage wheel bracket and insert through hole (J).


MX10382

7. Slide top (K) of upper discharge chute assembly into hopper top.

8. Slide bottom (O) of upper chute over top (M) of lower chute, aligning notch (P) with bolt (N).

9. Hook rubber strap latch (L) onto bolt (N) in lower chute.

48-Inch Mower Decks


MX8871a

1. Hold plastic discharge chute (A) open.

2. To unlock metal deflector (B), grasp corner, pull outward and swing upward to open.

3. Position lower discharge chute assembly in front of mower deck discharge opening.


MX10378 MX10379

4. Hook rear wireform (C) behind gage wheel bracket (E).

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Prevent possible thrown objects. The discharge chute assembly must fit tight against the chute hinge bracket and completely cover the mower deck discharge opening.

NOTE: Make sure discharge chute assembly does not get caught inside mower deck discharge opening.


MX10380

5. Slide discharge chute forward to fit front wireform (D) on lower discharge chute behind the hardware on the hinge bracket (F) of the chute deflector.


MX10381

6. Make sure discharge chute is seated completely inside lip (I) of deck .

7. Hook front rubber strap latch (G) through hole (H) in gage wheel bracket.


MX10382

8. Slide top (J) of upper chute into hopper top.

9. Slide bottom (K) of upper chute over top (L) of lower chute, aligning notch (N) with bolt (M).

10. Hook rubber strap latch (O) onto bolt (M) in lower chute.