John Deere has rolled out electric One-Touch MulchControl™ to help customers quickly switch between side discharge mowing and mulching with the press of a button. The attachment is available for Accel Deep™ mower decks on John Deere X300 and X500 Select Series tractors.
A heavy-duty baffle opens and closes to convert the mower from side-discharge mode to mulch mode, or vice versa. When the baffle is open, the majority of the material flows freely out the discharge chute or into a material collection system. Once the baffle is closed, the material stays within the deck and gets chopped into mulch and deposited onto the turf.