View Full Version : Bagger options for a 717a

11-27-2006, 02:30 PM
Im looking at the options for my 717 i ve seen the accelrator is there any other types of baggers like that made for a deere ?

11-28-2006, 12:19 PM
does anyone know of any other brands on the market?

11-28-2006, 06:56 PM
I also have a JD 717A, and have just finished the first season. And, I have the same question as you. I have a hard time to justify the cost of a full-scale bagger system ($1,500-$2,000). But, the thought of putting a bagger on the deck such as an Accelerator seems like a mismatch. I can't imagine stopping, get off/on, etc with frequent dumps.

I do believe the 19hp Kaw is marginal on power, making a spindle driven vac unit questionable.

There seem to be several folks on LS that have bought a Cyclone Rake and are happy with their choice. I don't believe any have mentioned mounting on a 717A, but the ZTR model/brand should not matter.

11-28-2006, 07:35 PM
hey guys,

i'm in the same boat. ive got a 737. the compartment baggers are just too high from JD.

Check on Grass Gobbler, Peco and there is another one that I cant remember.

Remember your going to pay top dollar during leaf season.

11-30-2006, 09:49 PM
Peco makes baggers for JD as well as many other brands and they are very nice units. Both rear mount and trailer mount. Go to lawnvac.com to check them out.