Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

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Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by DIY Lawn Guy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm

Fall is here and time to mulch the leaves. My riding Toro twin blade mower came without a mulch plug for the deck so when I run over the abundant leaves, they only partially shred and then blow out the discharge chute, not ideal to me.

I couldn't find a Toro plug online for this 11 year old rider, so what to do? Here is the answer. I made a "mulch plug" from a Stanley Steamer walk-off mat:

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Works just great, here is the proof:

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I think that I may leave it on for Spring and Summer too. It is a great companion to my Toro Super Recycler that I also use in mulch mode all the time.

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Re: Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by ram82 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:56 am

DIY Lawn Guy wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Fall is here and time to mulch the leaves. My riding Toro twin blade mower came without a mulch plug for the deck so when I run over the abundant leaves, they only partially shred and then blow out the discharge chute, not ideal to me.

I couldn't find a Toro plug online for this 11 year old rider, so what to do? Here is the answer. I made a "mulch plug" from a Stanley Steamer walk-off mat:

Image

Works just great, here is the proof:

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I think that I may leave it on for Spring and Summer too. It is a great companion to my Toro Super Recycler that I also use in mulch mode all the time.

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what is a walk off mat? looks like I can repair mower bags with this?looks interesting

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Re: Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by DIY Lawn Guy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:02 pm

A "walk off mat" is a small carpet-like piece of rubber backed rug that are present in millions of business entrances. These mats collect the dirt and other junk off the feet of people as they walk into a building. They are regularly picked up and replaced by the walk-off mat provider company.

Next time you walk into any business, just look down and see if you are walking on one of these mats.

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Re: Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by ram82 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:15 pm

ah gotcha.that looked like weed fabric block in picture.

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Re: Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by Vtx531 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:56 am

Looks like it functions well - nice job
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Re: Stanley Steamer makes Mulch Plugs.......sorta

Post by DIY Lawn Guy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:59 am

Thanks - this very simple and easy to create mulch plug will save me a lot of time driving my riding mower over and over the previously 'discharged' Fall leaves that were not ground-up very well with the discharge chute in place.

This plug, plus my new Stihl blower should make my Fall leaf disposal chore a much less labor-intensive and quicker process - I hope ;-)

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