View Full Version : Z-Rider's bagger for fall clean-up's

08-22-2001, 08:56 PM
I'm wondering if the ultra-vac system on the EX-Mark Lazer-Z is worth buying for a primary way of removing leaves? For the price it cost , I could buy another 11h.p blower. It would be alot easer on my rider! If anyone could let me know of your experience it would help me out. Thanks

08-22-2001, 09:08 PM
I have a Peco vac for my dixie and it works well. Two pins to take the box off and one pin to slide the engine off

08-23-2001, 12:48 AM
I have the ultra vac for mine. I used it all last fall and this spring for leaves and cleanups. Its great. Money well spent and very easy to take on and off. No tools and 10 seconds. The bags are very easy to empty due to the taper design. Wet, packed grass and leaves are no problem.

08-23-2001, 01:33 AM
I use a Exmark Lazer 60" with a Peco Vac


They run about $2000 and well worth the money. Make sure you get the Kohler instead of the Briggs

You can dump from the seat and hold a lot of leaves. Unlike the others this one will mulch the leaves more and will pack them in till full


08-23-2001, 04:02 AM
how many hp are they?

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08-23-2001, 08:47 AM
DITTO to what 65hoss said!!!:D
I have the ultra vac and it works great!

08-23-2001, 11:33 AM
I have the Ultra vac on my Lazer. It works great and was worth every penny!! I ran a Lazer w/ the Peco vac and feel it doesn't work as well as the Ultra vac. Also don't have an extra engine,fuel,engine repairs or maintenance to worry about w/ the Ultra vac. You only have one drive belt & one grease fitting on the Ultra vac.:) ;) :) ED

08-23-2001, 02:49 PM
My ultra vac works great. Same as EJK2352 and 65hoss. I think I paid $1650. Bags are easy to lift and dump in the bed of the truck. Holds a ton of grass.

08-23-2001, 03:28 PM
One thing I should mention to you about getting a bagger unit for a ZTR is this. Try to find the one that adds the least amount of hieght onto your machine. If the machine is too tall with the bagger there it prevents you from getting under certain things, and does damage if you forget it is there. I personally like for my head to be the tallest thing on that machine.

08-23-2001, 06:45 PM
I have the ultra vac also. Best thing I ever bought. It works great for leaves and I use it all year to bag grass if I have to. Like the other guys said, very little maintenance and packs a lot of grass or leaves. I'm very happy with mine, only thing I carry extra for it is belts.

08-23-2001, 10:08 PM
Who makes the ultra vac? Does anybody know if there is a web site for them?

08-23-2001, 10:13 PM
EXMARK and look at the top of the screen for web site


08-23-2001, 10:22 PM
Found it. Thanks.

I wonder if it will fit a Toro.

08-23-2001, 10:41 PM
I use a TRAC-VAC for my 61" SCAG Turf Tiger, and it has a 5 HP B&S motor, and it works great.

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08-23-2001, 11:46 PM
[QUOTE] [Cutter1] I'm very happy with mine, only thing I carry extra for it is belts.[B QUOTE]

Mine was eating the belts right after I bought it. 1 belt lasted about a week, took it back and the dealer gave me a new one.
The second one didn`t last too much longer, it was obliterated, really torn up, they checked everything out and gave me the new belt. It lasted a while longer, but probaly need one now for leaf season.

08-24-2001, 12:15 AM
How bout one of these ?? :angel:

08-24-2001, 06:48 AM
Mowmoney sounds like your pulleys are out of alignment . BTW your mule drive belt has a lot more load on it than the vac belt.

BTW guys my system is set up for curb side vacuming. I hate to shut every thing off to get off mower and dump bags or trash cans. Ther is not much manual moving of leaves.

And you can take the vac off in a matter of minutes if you had to.
The poney motor is some what better for the fact of when your blades bog down your vac is still sucking hard and it keeps it from getting clogged