Extremely helpful addition to our yard tractor.
I ordered this as the part number says it is for the new mower I just bought. It is a part listed as compatible with my mower. The picture shows 6 point star. However, after I removed the deck and gut the flange nuts off, I went to replace the regular blades with the mulching blades only to find out the mulching were 5 point star instead of 6. So they won't fit, and since I procrastinated a few weeks to take the deck of my new mower to install the mulch kit, it's now past the return point.
The lawnmower is great but I was surprised that a new lawnmower would have a front tire that had been plugged
The mulching kit itself is fine, but removing the mower deck was a big pain in the ****. The so-called engineers at MTD couldn't have made it any more difficult if they tried. The blades supplied with the kit didn't look any different than the ones originally supplied with the mower deck, so I'm not sure why they had to be used to replace the originals... and therefore go through the awful deck removal and replacement. If your blades are still sharp, just install the mulching plug. And find a way to access the blades for eventual sharpening without removing the deck. MTD = Make Thrice as Difficult as needed!