anyone converted a rear-bagger to side discharge?

Has anyone had success converting a rear bagger mower to a side discharge?
I have a craftsman mulching rear-bagger without any side discharge option, but am considering buying the spring/door/chute that would normally go on a craftsman side discharge, cutting the hole in the side of the deck and attaching the door/chute. It seems like a straight-forward process but I'm not sure if there's something I'm missing or if anyone's had good or bad experience doing this.
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i think on rear discharge both blades turn opposite each other ,that is ,one clockwise and the other counterclockwise.on side discharge both blades turn the same direction . so i dont think it would work very well as far as throwing all the grass out. lucas
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Yeah, with mixed success.
I have a Wheel Horse Classic (Toro, now) with a big iron 10HP Kohler and a "mulching" deck.
"Stalling" deck is a better description. When it gets all full of "mulch", the belts burn, the blades stumble, and it stops mowing.
So, I fabricated a permanent cover for the back edge (a lot of area to cover), and carved out a side chute with my blue wrench.
It took several days of fiddling and trimming, and the addition of some "guide strips" inside the deck to get it to reliably discharge.
Shoulda sold it, instead.
LLoyd

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EP wrote:

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Personal experience?
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Steveo wrote:

I speak from that perspective, yes.
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I used to have a Craftsman mower that did rear bag, mulch and side discharge. In order to convert to side discharge, the rear bag was replaced by a curved plastic tube thingy (rectangular cross section of decreasing size) that deflected the clippings. I tended to clog up often.
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Ron DeBlock wrote:

Drink more water, exercise regularly and try a high fiber diet and the clogging will diminish.
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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 07:57:31 -0500, George wrote:

Heh, good one! Just eating the grass would provide the fiber.
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