Hope to see feedback on your new kit soon. Then I'm switching to the bagger. As you can see in the pictures from 5 above, it fits around the bottom lip of the deck with 2 screws. While I buy many things from Harbor Freight, jacks is not something I like to cheese on as you can end up dead if they fail. As some of you may have been following, I recently bought a 42" Hustler Raptor for my "half acre paradise". That turf looks dense. Had I wanted to use an impact wrench, there wouldn't have been a problem.
The deck square is slightly smaller. Good system in jacking the mower. I got my chocks from Northern Tool. I think you'll find it will be a lot neater with the mulcher around beds, etc. It easily lifts the mower, as well as my cars and truck. Also the belt is close to the bolt. Pretty easy as you can see.
52" Hustler Raptor & Raptor Limited Mulch Kit () - The Mower Shop
Nolimits76 Nicely done tutorial with helpful tips and pics, also. The idea is fairly simple. Lots of guys just use wood blocks, and I have in the past but for the price it seemed like a no brainer. Then lower the jack. So be sure to look closely at how this is positioned.
Hustler Raptor 42" Mulching Kit
Description: With the chute removed, I put the L-bolt, spring and nut back together on the chute and then stored the whole unit in my garage in case I need it again. That being said, a majority of the yard I basically ended up mowing twice. I will post some more pictures of the install and mow quality once I get it installed. I am glad I got it mowed last night.