Adjustable baffle for mowing deck

  • US 6,996,962 B1
  • Filed: 01/18/2005
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mower deck comprising:

  • a top wall having a bottom surface;

    a rear baffle that extends below the bottom surface of the top wall and that at least partially surrounds and defines at least two cutting chambers;

    a cutting blade located in each of the cutting chambers;

    a front wall that extends below the bottom surface of the top wall in front of the cutting blades to a bottom edge that extends at least essentially in a common plane from a first end of the front wall to a second end of the front wall, the front wall being non-removably coupled to the top wall; and

    an adjustable baffle that extends below the bottom surface of the top wall in front of at least one entire cutting chamber and that is selectively movable relative to the front wall, the adjustable baffle being repositionable on the deck in at least two positions such that the size of at least one of the cutting chambers is variable, a discharge opening being formed in the cutter deck behind the adjustable baffle and expelling cut grass clippings from the mower deck during mower operation.

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