John Deere MulchControl Kit for 54-inch High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck - BM26300

Part Number: BM26300
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John Deere MulchControl Kit for 54-inch High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck - BM26300
John Deere MulchControl Kit for 54-inch High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck - BM26300
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John Deere MulchControl Kit for 54-inch High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck - BM26300
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Brand John Deere


John Deere MulchControl Kit for 54-inch High-Capacity (HC) Mower Deck

MulchControl advantages and benefits

The MulchControl attachment for the 54-inch HC Mower Deck makes mulching more practical for many mowing situations because it not only does an excellent job of mulching but it also allows the mower to be easily converted for times when it is more desirable to side discharge or collect the lawn material. Advantages of mulching grass clippings include:
  • A beautiful looking lawn
  • Grass clippings not blown onto the operator, driveways, or flower beds
  • Less fertilizer use
  • Elimination of the effort needed to dispose of clippings
How MulchControl works

MulchControl is an innovative, simple design that is easy to use and maintain:
  • The MulchControl attachment includes baffles to control the flow of material under the deck.
  • The left mower blade area is completely enclosed and optimized for mulching, thus will mulch even when the mower is in the side-discharge mode.
  • Baffles around the center and right blades are optimized for mulching when the discharge baffle is closed.
MulchControl handle
  • The MulchControl handle is located on top of the mower deck and used to open and close the discharge baffle.
  • The operator is required to get off of the machine in order to engage or disengage mulch mode.
  • Changing from mulching to side discharge or vice versa takes only a few seconds.
MulchControl is well-suited to the following mowing situations:
  • Usually mulch, but side-discharge when grass gets too long
  • Usually side discharge, but would like to be able to close the chute to control clippings
  • Always mulch a main lawn, but often side discharge secondary lawns
  • Bag clippings, but want to go farther before emptying bags
  • MulchControl puts the operator in control of the clippings. Now the operator can have all the benefits of mulching with the ability to easily change to side-discharge or bagging when needed.
MulchControl limitations
  • While in the side-discharge mode, MulchControl will still mulch about one third of the material. Therefore, the side-discharge mode is essentially a partial-mulch mode. This can be an advantage when side discharging or bagging, as it helps to reduce the amount of material being discharged. Other times this could work as a disadvantage:
  • When cutting strong southern grasses, such as Zoysia and Bermuda
  • When cutting in wet, high-growth conditions, such as those found in the Pacific Northwest United States
  • When optimum bagging and lawn clean-up is desired
  • MulchControl for 54-inch HC Mower Decks is a field-installed attachment and compatible with the following:
  • 2015 and later X700 Signature Series Tractor 54-inch HC Mower Deck (SN 030,001-)
  • 2015 and later EZtrak Z625 and Z655 (SN 170,001-)
  • 2016 ZTrakâ„¢ Z535R and Z540R
Replaces BM25215


  • California use info:

    ⚠ Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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Customer Reviews

Heavy Duty
Received the mulch kit right on time and spent about an hour installing. Every component is heavy duty steel and built to last. I am very pleased with the quality and the ease of installation. Mows and mulches well.
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Reviewed by:  from Jonesborough, TN. on 7/19/2017
Unfortunately I had ordered the wrong mulching kit. After receiving the kit and trying to assemble same I found that I had ordered the wrong kit. I then sent the serial number of the mower deck to customer service and they confirmed that I did in deed order the wrong kit and told me which kit I should have ordered. Customer service representative was great to deal with and very helpful in getting the wrong kit exchanged for the correct kit. I'm now just waiting for the correct kit to arrive. I can't say enough for the service I received even though I was the one that made the mistake. I would recommend to anyone ordering to confirm your serial number with customer service just to confirm that the kit you are ordering is the correct kit for your mower.
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Reviewed by:  from Rockwood, PA. on 9/16/2019
Discharge side doesn’t stay closed when in mulching mode
I’ve tried to change the position of the lever and associated open close portion. Seems to be a little bit of play in the lever and when operating, the force from the mower blades and gras open the discharge slightly allowing for clippings to be discharged. Any recommendations on how to fix that?
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Reviewed by:  from Pennsylvania. on 4/20/2023

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