I don’t remember ever seeing a side by side comparison of the rear discharge and side discharge baffles, so I thought these pictures might be informative for others. This is the same front mount large frame mower deck (yes I know the side panel is missing in the rear discharge picture).
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baffle hump comparison.jpg (407.35 KiB) Viewed 1141 times