Briggs And Stratton 703376. Chute Side Discharge (Briggs Oem Part)
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3376 BRIGGS STRATTON Briggs And Stratton Chute Side Discharge (Briggs Oem Part)
Briggs And Stratton 703376 is the perfect choice for your outdoor power equipment needs. This OEM part is designed to provide reliable performance and long-lasting durability. It is a chute side discharge part that is easy to install and use. With its superior quality, it will ensure your outdoor power equipment is running smoothly. This part is perfect for those who need a reliable and efficient solution for their outdoor power equipment. Get your Briggs And Stratton 703376 today and enjoy the superior performance and long-lasting durability.
Briggs Stratton lawn mower engines are the perfect choice for any lawn care job. They are reliable and powerful, providing the power you need to get the job done. Their engines are designed for long-lasting performance and are built to last. Plus, they come with a variety of features, such as discharge chutes, that make them even more efficient and convenient. Discharge chutes allow you to easily and quickly remove grass clippings and other debris from the cutting area. With Briggs Stratton lawn mower engines, you can be sure you’re getting the best engine for your lawn care needs.
Original Briggs and Stratton 703376 Chute Side Discharge parts are essential for the proper operation of your outdoor power equipment. These parts are designed to fit perfectly, providing maximum performance and reliability. With genuine Briggs and Stratton OEM parts, you can be sure that your outdoor power equipment is running safely and efficiently. Genuine Briggs and Stratton parts are also designed to last longer, ensuring that your outdoor power equipment is always running at peak performance. By investing in original Briggs and Stratton 703376 Chute Side Discharge parts, you can be sure that your outdoor power equipment is always running at its best.
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BRIGGS STRATTON Briggs And Stratton Chute Side Discharge (Briggs Oem Part) Specs
Part Manufacturer: BRIGGS STRATTON
Product Number: 703376
This Product Replaces:
This Briggs Stratton Briggs and Stratton Chute Side Discharge (Briggs Oem Part) is an OEM replacement part for Briggs Stratton lawn mowers. It is designed to replace the chute side discharge on the mower, and includes the chute side discharge, mounting hardware, and instructions for installation.
703376 Briggs And Stratton Chute Side Discharge (Briggs Oem Part) Manual and Additional Information
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Honda HRS216PKU Side Chute Lawn Mower
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The HRS216 Side Chute Lawnmower is built tough to last in any domestic setting. Featuring a durable steel 21-inch cutting deck, which is robust enough to handle any hazards you might encounter in your yard.
With six cutting heights available, there’s a height setting for every suburban backyard. And the HRS216 features ball-bearings in the rear wheels, ensuring you can easily manoeuvre it around your lawn.
Furthermore, it’s lightweight, meaning if you need to transport it you’ll be able to quickly and easily lift it in and out of your car.
As a leader, Honda looks beyond government regulations, studying real world situations to develop new safety technologies for everyone. Honda has a long record of industry leadership in the development and application of advanced safety technology, and the HRS216 is no exception.
An added safety feature of the HRS216 is Honda’s Engine Brake technology, which allows for the engine and the rotating blades in the mower to stop within three seconds of releasing the handle.
Designed with the operator and passers-by in mind, this Mow-Safe technology reduces the risk of injury to all in the vicinity.
What makes the HRS216 stand out from the crowd is its distinctive side chute design. It allows your grass clippings to be returned and rejuvenated straight back into the soil, meaning your yard will look picture perfect all year long.
What’s more, the side chute removes the need for you to use a catcher bag. This design feature streamlines the mowing process, meaning that you’ll spend less time emptying the catcher bag and more time relaxing with your feet up.
Of course, by returning the nutrient-rich grass clippings into the soil, your yard will remain healthy. When you look out your window onto a beautiful lawn, you’ll be happy you chose a Honda.
The HRS216 is powered by the all-conquering Honda four-stroke GCV160 overhead cam engine. This is the same engine that powers many of Honda’s other acclaimed lawnmowers.
The premium residential engine is the lightest in its class, and incorporates Honda’s Advanced Four-Stroke Technology in its design. It means the HRS216 will run powerfully and quietly, with minimal fuel consumption.
Of course, like all other Honda Power Equipment products, the HRS216 runs on regular unleaded petrol – the same as your car – so you’re sure to save big bucks on all that two-stroke oil!
|Mow Safe Technology||Engine Brake|
|Cutting Width||21″ (530mm)|
|Cutting Height Adjustment||4 Wheels|
|Cutting Height Range||6 Stages 30-100mm|
|Catcher Capacity||66 Litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||0.91 Litres|
|Rear Discharge Capability||No|
|Manufacturer’s Warranty||2 Years|
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The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System
Never drain engine oil again.
We’ve changed the oil change. Revolutionized it really. See how fast and easy changing your oil can now be on 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors with the John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System. Only from John Deere. Included on the E120, E130, E150, E160, E170, and E180 models.
Step One. Take it off.
Lift the hood. Make sure the engine is cool, then, twist to remove. It’s that simple.
Step Two. Twist and lock.
“Grab” the new Easy Change Canister, twist and lock into place. Make sure the arrow on your Filter System aligns with the arrow on your engine.
Step three. Done.
Close the hood and mow. John Deere recommends the Easy Change 30-second Oil Change System every 50 hours or at the end of your mowing season. Don’t drain engine oil ever again.
Draining engine oil is so 2017.
The engine modifications and new technologies are in. The re-envisioned oil filter with a media designed to resist breaking down in oil over time is here. The thousands of hours of testing are done. The end result is an all-in-one, oil and oil filter system like no other. The first of its kind. And thanks to the new John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System (“System”), you’ll never have to drain the oil from 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors again.
Here’s why: The new System captures contaminants and recharges your engine with nearly a quart (0.8qt) (0.76 l) of new oil. In fact, this System increases the amount of oil in the engine by nearly 40%. 2 Your engine likes that.
What do you mean, I will never have to drain oil from my engine again? How is that possible? The answer is simple. We have developed a better filtration system and filter design for our 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors 1. This fully synthetic filter media has greater surface area which increases its capacity to hold harmful contaminants. What’s more, the filter media is designed to resist breaking down in oil over time. Which means you’ll get a cooler running engine. And a cooler running engine and better filtering helps increase engine oil life. John Deere’s recommended oil service for 100 Series Riding Lawn Tractors 1. is to change the System every 50 hours or once a season, whichever comes first. Remember, the System replaces a portion of your engine oil. And that’s plenty.
The System uses John Deere Turf-Gard Oil. Using John Deere Turf-Gard Oil ensures you are using the exact oil specified by John Deere engineers.
Testing. Testing. Testing. Thanks to thousands of hours of rigorous and extensive testing, you can feel confident your engine will run for years to come.
1 The John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System is available on E120, E130, E150, E160, E170 and E180 Lawn Tractors today.
2 Compared to similar V-Twin engine models that do not have the John Deere Easy Change 30-Second Oil Change System. That includes equivalent Deere 2017 models and 2018 models without the System.
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What is new with John Deere Riding Lawn Equipment?
We are excited about the exclusive John Deere Easy Change 30 second oil change system. Exclusive to John Deere and only available on certain models of the new 100 Series Lawn Tractors. These tractors are designed for ease of use for both operation and maintenance. The John Deere Easy Change System (“Easy Change”) allows the user to easily complete the recommended engine oil and filter maintenance in 30 seconds.
What is this new oil change system?
We changed the oil change. The all-in-one oil and oil filter system gives the owner the ability to change a portion of the oil and the filter in less than 30 seconds.
What happens to the rest of the oil in the engine when the Easy Change system is replaced?
The Easy Change system replaces.8 quart of oil. The remaining oil in the engine is refreshed by the charge of new oil included in the replacement Easy Change system. Combined with 40% more engine oil capacity, improved filtration and cooler running temperatures which help extend oil life, it is no longer necessary to remove and dispose of all the oil in your engine during service.
What makes the Easy Change system unique from other filters?
It is not just a filter. It is a newly developed technology system that allows a new “filter” to come already charged with oil and allows you to remove an existing filter and the contaminants inside without tools and without making a mess. Beyond the filter, technology within the canister and on your engine makes this possible.
Models with the Easy Change oil system use a fully synthetic filter that has more capacity to trap and hold contaminants. The larger surface area of the Easy Change canister acts like a radiator helping the oil to stay cool.
Does the Easy Change system somehow decrease the life of the engine?
The John Deere 100 Series lawn tractor models, with and without Easy Change, are specified for the same lifetime and are rigorously tested to the same standards to ensure the life of the tractor meets expectations.
Can I add the Easy change system to an existing tractor?
Because this system also requires unique features within the engine, the Easy Change system cannot be added to an engine that was not equipped with it at the factory.
Can I change all the oil if I choose to?
You could if you wanted to. There is an oil drain plug. It is not required for maintenance.
How often do I need to change the Easy Change canister?
Every 50 hours or once a year. The 100 Series Lawn Tractors with and without the Easy Change system have the same maintenance schedule.
What type of oil is recommended?
We recommend only John Deere Turf-Gard 10W30 Oil. The Easy Change canister comes pre-filled with John Deere Turf-Gard 10W30 oil.
How do I recycle the old oil?
Many local government recycling programs, authorized retailers, auto repair stations, and auto parts stores will puncture and recycle used oil filters and oil.
Do I ever need to add oil?
Yes. Consistent with our service recommendations for this product, you should check oil level daily and add oil if required.
Mulching vs Side Discharge: Which One Wins As The Best Lawn Mower?
Mulching vs side discharge compares the two most commonly used lawnmowers today. On the one hand, you have mulching mowers that can mulch and fertilize grass while cutting it simultaneously.
On the other hand, you have side discharge ones that allow you to cut wet, long grass and cover a large area. Find out the basic differences between both of them in this well-researched guide.
- Mulching vs Side Discharge Comparison Table
- What Is The Difference Between Mulching and Side Discharge?
- What Are The Characteristics Of Mulching Mowers?
- – Serves As a Fertilizer
- – Needs Less Cleanup Afterwards
- – Safer Than Side Discharge
- – Makes The Grass Look Lush
- – Not Good for Wet or Long Grass
- – Mows Large Areas Quickly
- – Can Be Used On All Soil Types
- – Works Even On Wet and Tall Grass
- – Less Frequent Mowing Needed
- – Side Discharge Is Very Messy
- – Waste Of Grass Clippings
- – Should You Mulch Every Time You Mow?
- – Do You Have To Mow Slower When Mulching?
- – Will Mulching Weeds Spread Them?
- – Why Does My Mulching Mower Leave Clumps Of Grass?
What Is The Difference Between Mulching and Side Discharge?
The main difference between mulching and side discharge is that mulching types have curved blades that cut grass into very small pieces. There is no opening for discharging the lawn cuttings. A side discharge has an opening through which it throws the clippings out.
What Are The Characteristics Of Mulching Mowers?
Some important characteristics of mulching are that it serves as an effective fertilizer. needs less clean up, and makes for a healthier lawn.
– Serves As a Fertilizer
Mulching blades help you to fertilize your lawn while you mow it simultaneously. What happens is that they cut off the grass finely, and then the cut grass moves into the cutting deck. where it is chopped up into different finer pieces.
These very finely cut pieces of grass are then strewn across the lawn while the mower moves from one end to another. These are naturally rich in nitrogen and serve as organic mulch and fertilizer.
Because they are cut into such small pieces, they get decomposed in a short amount of time. In many ways, this natural fertilizer works much better than any organic fertilizer. What is even better is that these clippings are laid down in a neat little layer that does not ruin the overall look of the lawn.
– Needs Less Cleanup Afterwards
Unless you live someplace very windy, using mulching types of blades will need very little cleanup after mowing. If tall buildings surround your lawn, then the mulch clippings will be automatically prevented from being blown away by strong winds.
The grass cuttings laid over the lawn by these blades are pretty neat and do not give a rough appearance. However, if you still want to clean up your lawn after mowing. that is quite easy.
over, these mowers have the option of turning off the mulching mode as well. You can simply choose to collect the grass clippings instead of converting them into mulch or discharging it from the side.
– Safer Than Side Discharge
These mower blades are much safer compared to side discharge blades. This mower keeps all the clippings contained under the body of the mower.
This means no more cut grass pieces flying off the sides. This is handy when people and pets are around, and you do not want pieces of grass going into their eyes.
– Makes The Grass Look Lush
Using mulching blades to mow the lawn and simultaneously spread grass clippings as mulch over it will make your lawn lusher. Mulch acts as an organic layer over the entire lawn, which prevents excessive water from evaporating. In fact, mulch can help retain as much as 80 percent of water. compared to grass that is not covered by mulch.
So basically, these grass cuttings not only help retain water but provide nutrition as well. You will notice your grass becoming greener and lusher than ever.
However, remember that only grass varieties with wide blades take kindly to being mulched. Do research on what grass variety you have growing on your lawn and whether you should mulch it or not.
– Not Good for Wet or Long Grass
Mulching mowers are not suitable for cutting wet grass. When cut into small pieces by such blades, wet grass gets stuck inside the cutting deck and is not discharged by the mower.
Unless you clean the deck after each use, these wet and clumped-up clippings will also affect the efficient working of the mower blades.
over, the curved end of the mulching blade does not give it the freedom to cut very long grass either. Again, using this blade to cut long grass will lead to the deck clogged and random long pieces of grass collecting patches over the lawn.
What Are The Characteristics of Side Discharge?
Some important characteristics of side discharge are that it can quickly mow grass in very large areas of land, is suitable for all soil types, and, most importantly, will even cut tall and moist grass.
– Mows Large Areas Quickly
A side discharge mower is great for mowing lawns that are large in size. This mower will do the work much faster if you allow the cut grass to blow in various directions.
This mower is much faster because it does not have to spend time converting cut grass into mulch. The mower just keeps cutting ahead with its sharp blades and discharging the cut pieces on the side in a very short amount of time.
– Can Be Used On All Soil Types
A discharge mower has the great advantage of working on all soils, lawns, and grass types. Do not worry about it if your lawn is made up of a mostly sandy type of lawn.
Still, the grass blades need to be taller if this mower is to cut them efficiently. You will find it hard to mow grass that does not grow very tall.
The surface of the lawn is also better flat or smooth for discharge to work properly. Otherwise, the grass will get cut up unevenly.
– Works Even On Wet and Tall Grass
Compared to mulching mowers, discharge ones are very effective against wet or tall grass. This is because they have an opening on the side from which the lawn clippings get thrown out. These wet or long clippings will not get stuck within the blades or cutting deck.
This is good news for you because you will not have to clean your mower after each use. You will also not have to wait for the rainwater or the early morning dew to dry before embarking on lawn mowing.
If you do not have time for regular lawn care or your grass seems to grow tall quickly, then this is the mower you need to have. The shape of the side discharge blade allows you to cut wet and tall grass easily compared to that of a mulching type of blade.
– Less Frequent Mowing Needed
A discharge mower will save a lot of time because less frequent mowing will be needed. Firstly, this is because it can mow very tall grass without any risk of it getting choked up. The grass can grow tall whenever you are busy and then be easily cut off when you get the time for it.
Secondly, the side-discharge mowers are designed so that their blades can cut very close to the ground. For grasses that can be mowed low, this is very useful.
You can mow them as low as possible and take a break until the grass grows again. We are sure that those who live hectic lives or are not that invested in constant lawn care will be very happy with this feature.
– Side Discharge Is Very Messy
Side discharge basically works by splattering grass clippings several feet away from the mower. Because of how the blades work, these clippings are strewn in all directions, making your lawn look messy.
Walls and fence that might be lining the lawn will get their fair share of grass splatters. If wet grass is cut, it will literally stick to any surrounding boundary or car parked alongside the lawn or the turf.
You will also have to ensure no one is around when cutting grass with side-discharge lawn mowers. Humans and pets might cut grass into their eyes, which can be quite harmful.
– Waste Of Grass Clippings
Honestly, using side discharge instead of mulching mowers seems like a waste of grass cuttings. The grass cut by side-discharge type blades is much too large to serve as an effective fertilizer.
over, these clippings are randomly strewn over the lawn and serve no purpose. In fact, they sometimes look so bad that they need to be removed from the lawn after mowing.
Some of the latest mower types allow you to bag grass clippings and store them. This will save you from cleaning the lawn after mowing, but you will still have to deal with the bagged clippings by yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
– Should You Mulch Every Time You Mow?
It is unnecessary to mulch your grass every time you mow, but it is beneficial. Mulching types of mowers are great because they give you the option of either turning cut grass into mulch or bagging it for any other use.
If you mulch grass every time you mow, you will see a great improvement in the condition of the lawn. A layer of mulch will help retain more moisture during hot days. decompose quickly, and turn into fertilizer.
– Do You Have To Mow Slower When Mulching?
Yes, you have to mow slower when mulching grass while mowing. A mulching-type blade must cut grass clippings multiple times to become a worthy mulching material. Naturally, it cannot do so if you use the mower at a very high speed.
With this mower, you need to go slowly also because it gets clogged up easily. Grass cuttings have no escape when the side discharge opening is closed. If you are going too fast, you risk getting the cutting deck clogged much faster.
– Will Mulching Weeds Spread Them?
Yes. mulching weeds will spread them all over the lawn. During mowing and mulching, the weed seeds will also get converted into mulch along with the grass blades.
These seeds will then be spread all over the lawn by the mower along with the mulch. Soon, you will notice weeds erupting where they were not growing. That is why we do not recommend mulching unless your lawn is completely weed-free.
– Why Does My Mulching Mower Leave Clumps Of Grass?
Your mulching-type mower is probably leaving clumps of grass because you are mowing wet grass. This mower is not designed to mow wet grass efficiently.
Not only does it leave clumps of grass behind, but that machine also gets clogged.
You have now read a great deal about the mulching vs side discharge types of mowers. The main difference between them lies in their design and blade shape.
If you have a small lawn with grass that will grow better when mulched, then a mulching type of mower will suit you the best. For larger lawns and grass that grows tall frequently, a side discharge type of mower might be a better choice.
So which is best mulching vs bagging vs side discharge?
It’s no secret, there are many ways to handle lawn clippings.
And, with all choices, there are pros and cons for each method.
But don’t worry, we made things simple with this guide.
Let’s take a look!
What Do The Pros Say?
We surveyed 880 of GreenPal’s lawn care pros to see which grass clipping management method that they preferred.
Of the 880 Respondents:
- 620 said they preferred to mulch the clippings.
- 180 said they preferred to use side discharge.
- 80 said they preferred to bag them.
According to our survey 70% of lawn care professionals prefer to use a mulching kit.
However, it is important to note: One big reason more lawn care professionals do not use a bagging system instead, is that many clients are simply unwilling to pay more for the time involved.
However there is much more to the story!
Method #1- Bag Your Clippings
The first method we will mention is the second most common method for handling grass clippings among homeowners. Use a bagging attachment on your lawn mower.
Look, bagging lawn clippings is simple.
Install a bagging system on your mower, and all you need to do is find a place to dump the clippings.
importantly, there are huge benefits to bagging your grass clippings including; the ability to cut grass in nearly all conditions, and best of all it can remove weed seeds from the lawn.
If you do bag your grass compost your clippings!
- Can help reduce weeds by removing seed heads from the lawn.
- Provides the most professional appearance.
- Works even when the lawn is wet.
- Remove all debris from the lawn such as grass clippings and leaves.
- Less likely to throw a rock or other object which can cause damage.
- Takes longer due to having to dispose of the grass clippings throughout the mowing process.
- You need to have a place for dumping grass clippings.
- Removes free nutrients from the lawn.
- Requires a lawn mower with high enough HP to cut effectively.
Bagging in a Nutshell
Hands down, bagging grass clippings is the all around best method for most homeowners, especially if your lawn is full of weeds or not that well established.
But that is still not the whole story.
Method #2- Use the Side Discharge
Perhaps the most popular among homeowners is using the side discharge.
For many homeowners the side discharge works just fine, and since it is the default for most mowers, most simply use this method.
Best of all, cutting tall grass is not a problem.
Using the side discharge is easily the fastest method to use.
- Mowing tall or wet grass is best done with a side discharge.
- Offers a good quality cut.
- Fastest mowing speed.
- Throws clippings everywhere.
- Less powerful mowers can leave clumps of grass in the lawn which can leave brown spots.
- Can throw seeds and grass into flower beds.
- Anything that gets under the mower deck can be shot into cars, homes or people.
Side Discharge in a Nutshell
Side discharge is good overall, and provides a fast, quality cut. IF you mow very regularly.
However, there are some significant downsides to using a side discharge system, including throwing grass and other debris everywhere.
But what about mulching?
Method #3- Mulch the Grass
Most people don’t know this, but there is a 3rd lawn mowing option, and that is mulching the grass.
Get this, this type of mulching has nothing to do with the mulch you use in a garden bed.
Instead, mulching grass involves a closed mower deck and mulching blade.
Rather than discharging grass. Mulching mowers chop up the grass, and even leaves, into tiny pieces which quickly break down into the lawn.
Now, there are some downsides to mulching the grass. The biggest problem is that tall grass can be difficult to cut.
Additionally, low HP mower may not have the power required to mulch the grass properly.
- Little or no visible grass clippings.
- Keeps nutrients in the lawn.
- Non-stop mowing.
- Can mulch fall leaves into the lawn.
- Less likely to throw a rock or other object which can cause damage.
- Not ideal for wet or tall grass.
- May add to thatch build up.
- May encourage disease in the lawn.
Mulching in a Nutshell
Mulching is a great all around option for homeowners that cut their lawn regularly.
Not only does mulching keep nutrients in the lawn, mulching also reduces the risk of throwing a rock or other object into a car, home or person.
Bottom Line on Side Discharge vs Bagging vs Mulching
The way you should handle your lawn care clippings greatly depends on your individual goals and lawn.
Using this infographic on how to handle lawn clippings can help you decide which grass clipping method is best for you.
Best of all, if you don’t feel like taking the time to figure it all out, reach out to the pros at GreenPal, and they will handle it for you!
Hi, I’m Gene Caballero and I’m the co-founder of GreenPal. At GreenPal, we’re helping hundreds of thousands of Americans solve one of the trickiest problems: a reliable, fast, and affordable way to get lawncare taken care of. On behalf of GreenPal, I’ve been featured in the Indianapolis Star. the Sacramento Bee. Entrepreneur. Inc.com. and dozens more. Please feel free to say hi on or connect with me on LinkedIn.