Bei der Schnittgutentsorgung gibt es verschiedene Alternativen: Mulchen, Auffangen oder Auswerfen. Viele Cub Cadet Modelle bieten mindestens zwei der Optionen gleichzeitig oder können durch passendes Zubehör entsprechend umgerüstet werden.
bedeutet zwei Funktionen in einem Mäher: Mulchen oder Auswerfen (Modelle CC 53 MO & CC 53 MSPO).
bedeutet, dass der Mäher sowohl mulchen, auswerfen als auch fangen kann; somit hat man drei Funktionen in einem Gerät.
bedeutet, dass mindestens eine Funktion standardmäßig verfügbar ist.
Durch entsprechendes optionales Zubehör kann der Mäher auf bis zu drei Funktionen
Technik bietet serienmäßig 4 Funktionen: Heckauswurf, Seitenauswurf,
Mulchen und Fangen.
Bagging is recommended for those who don´t have the time to mow very often and want to have a clean looking well-groomed garden as well. Besides that, bagging has the advantage to take debris such as leaves and dead grass out and make room for light and water. In return, the garden needs a good amount of water for a healthy appearance and the grass needs to be disposed into a composter, a green bag or just an invisible area. When bagging the clippings, the resistance on the cutting blade is less than when mulching because grass is cut once and directly transported into the bag. Therefore, energy consumption is in favor of bagging.
Mulching is recommended for wellgroomed gardens and for people who have the ability to mow at least twice a week during high season. When mulching, the grass swirls around the cutting deck and is thus being cut several times until particles are so small that they will fall through the blades onto the ground. As grass consists almost 90 % of water, it is recycled back into the soil and not lost. It can be used as a natural green fertilizer. The smaller the particles are, the better groomed the garden looks and less debris lies on top of the grass. When mulching, the grass which should be cut should have a length of maximum 1 - 2 cm. Energy consumption will raise dramatically with length of grass as the resistance gets higher with extra grass volume.
When discharging the clippings, the grass is usually released through an opening on the side or rear of the cutting deck and spread back onto the garden. This type of lawn care is usually recommended for more natural meadows that don´t need cutting as frequently as well-groomed gardens and that grow higher. Usually, these conditions do not persist around the house as the grass debris will end up in the house, pool or walkways. The resistance on the blade is almost identical to bagging but backpressure from a grass catcher is absent, so discharging is the most energy efficient method to mow.