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Dutch
The deck baffles, blades, and rotation determine the side of discharge. Don't think welding & cutting would work too well. If you're trying to use a non-Simplicity vac, why not just turn that around?

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SmilinSam
I was the recipient of a junk Landlord that had the deck oulet riveted up and a new outlet torched out on the right side. It had right hand blades too. What a mess...... and no, I didn't think to try it out. Don't ya just love when people butcher things rather than try and make it look right?

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johnmonkey
If you twist the belt in the correct (or incorrect) direction you can change the rotation of the blades (at least on the older style decks) I have a 1960 simplicity 700 and there is a removeable plate on the right side of the deck. If you twist the belt one direction the blades discharge out the left side, if you twist the belt the other direction it will discharge out the right side of the deck. (with the plate removed of course)I am not sure about the belt twist idea with the newer style mower decks. I hope this helps John H

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pofarm
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Originally posted by johnmonkey
If you twist the belt in the correct (or incorrect) direction you can change the rotation of the blades (at least on the older style decks) I have a 1960 simplicity 700 and there is a removeable plate on the right side of the deck. If you twist the belt one direction the blades discharge out the left side, if you twist the belt the other direction it will discharge out the right side of the deck. (with the plate removed of course)I am not sure about the belt twist idea with the newer style mower decks. I hope this helps John H
One question.? Didn't you also have to change blades? By reversing the belt they would be rotating backward, thus cutting on the backside rather than the edge. Correct?

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PatRarick
Twisting ther belt in order to reverse blade rotation puts the pull of the belt AGAINST the idler (tightener) pulley. You would also have to get blades with a right hand cut. This MIGHT work on older decks where the idler is mounted in a slot. It will not work on the decks with the spring loaded idler. Dutch's suggestion about turning the vac unit around makes the most sense. Pat

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