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downtown
10-23-2006, 01:44 AM
I was wondering..........

Have any of you tried mounting paper leaf bags directly to the frame of your bagger? It seems to me it could be done with some sort of heavy duty clips.....like those black metal "paper brackets" - like those seen in the middle of this photo here: http://www.staples.com/sbd/img/cat/enl/s0105487_enl.jpg

That way you wouldn't have to dump from the mesh bag into the paper one to leave for curbside pickup.

The only downside I can see is airflow. Has anyone tried something like this and if so, what were your results.

Thanks,
Larry

mowingtowing
10-23-2006, 11:01 AM
do you have to use paper bags for curb side pickup?
If that was the only way to go in my area (which it isn't) i would bag them in large plastic bags and then take them directly to dump. Avoid the headache.

downtown
10-25-2006, 09:53 PM
I did it and it worked.........but not without some problems.

1) Bags are smaller than my frame (17"x17") so I have to slit them at the corners to mount. The stress of being stretched tends to induce ripping over time. In heavy leaves I was easily able to fill the bag BEFORE this became too severe. I'm using Home Depot bags which are two-plys of VERY FLIMSY paper. I've only tried one bag since I didn't want to unmount the other two from their frames. Right now all my accounts have areas to dump on their own property so it's really a hypothetical thing for me.

I don't know if having all 3 bags mounted would restrict aitflow enough to be an issue with the flow of leaves/grass OR increase the severity of the ripping. I'll post IF I try it. Anyway, I though I'd pass this along..........

LB

Below are a couple of pictures............

http://static.flickr.com/90/279471740_135c0353cb.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/79/279471493_5e09344b7c.jpg?v=0

Lawnaholic
10-25-2006, 10:04 PM
I did it and it worked.........but not without some problems.

1) Bags are smaller than my frame (17"x17") so I have to slit them at the corners to mount. The stress of being stretched tends to induce ripping over time. In heavy leaves I was easily able to fill the bag BEFORE this became too severe. I'm using Home Depot bags which are two-plys of VERY FLIMSY paper. I've only tried one bag since I didn't want to unmount the other two from their frames. Right now all my accounts have areas to dump on their own property so it's really a hypothetical thing for me.

I don't know if having all 3 bags mounted would restrict aitflow enough to be an issue with the flow of leaves/grass OR increase the severity of the ripping. I'll post IF I try it. Anyway, I though I'd pass this along..........

LB

Below are a couple of pictures............

http://static.flickr.com/90/279471740_135c0353cb.jpg?v=0

http://static.flickr.com/79/279471493_5e09344b7c.jpg?v=0
ya know you're a redneck if... Jeff Foxworthy would probably pay you for this one. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

downtown
10-25-2006, 10:25 PM
LOL!

.......Ron White would want to know where my cup holder was! :drinkup:

downtown
10-25-2006, 10:28 PM
do you have to use paper bags for curb side pickup?
If that was the only way to go in my area (which it isn't) i would bag them in large plastic bags and then take them directly to dump. Avoid the headache.

THAT'S the problem....my city has NO DUMPING facilities......ONLY curbside pickup. This really put a crimp in my plans to push Fall Clean Ups. I was looking for a way to speed things up if I did the 'bag & collect' thing.

Lawnaholic
10-25-2006, 10:28 PM
Hell he might ask for two. I figure the only reason he's only holding one on stage is 'cause he has to hold the MIC w/ the other.:laugh: