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Detailed LawnService
10-26-2003, 08:12 PM
When they are brand new these baggers are great but with 4 welds already broken I question some of the craftsmenship of this product.It is barely hanging in there.Seeing moderate use this bagger will barely make it through it's second season.

PeterA
10-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Detailed,
Sorry you have not had the best experience with our catcher. We try very hard to make our units as durable as possible. Even though your unit is out of warranty, we will be happy to repair it at no charge. Just ship it back to us this winter (when your season is done) and we will take care of it for you. Give me a call at the office to set it up.

Peter
800-984-9410

PS- I suspect that you have an older unit made several years ago. Even though you purchased it 18 mo's ago, it may have been built quite a bit before that (it may have been sitting at the distributor for quite a while).

J.Gordon
10-26-2003, 09:09 PM
I just purchased an Accelerator catcher because of the weight difference between the aluminum and steel models not to mention how great it works and all the people that have them and speak highly of them. The weld on a steel model will not break if welded right but aluminum will not take as much vibration as the steel will with out fracturing because it is more brittle. (Lest likely to bend but it will break). To me the weight difference far out weighs the durability of the steel model, but I can always re-weld the aluminum or the steel with my Mig welder. And if you donít have a welder to do the repairs with, I can assure this is one of the companyís that will take care of you. You can probably take it to a heli-arc shop and they should weld the fractures for under $20.00 if you were close to me I would do it for free. Good luck
Jeff

J.Gordon
10-26-2003, 09:12 PM
See now thatís service!!!!!!

John Gamba
10-27-2003, 07:38 AM
I learned the hard way, I bought a john gibson bagger and they don't work on the ultracut deck and he will not refund my money.

Peter is going to fix yours out of waaranty now thats service YOU GO PETER!!!

John

Detailed LawnService
10-27-2003, 11:38 PM
That would be great I will even powerwash it for you. It just seems with all the vibrations some of the welds just couldn't hold up. I would definately buy another Accelerator bagger.I am considering the jumbo with the extension, because when these units are working properly you can't beat em'.They fill completly up most every time. For leaves, I will leave it full and slowly mulch piles works great turns leaves to dust.It also helps to have an Exmark Lazer Z with doubles on a slow to medium idle.:D

Detailed LawnService
10-27-2003, 11:40 PM
By the way thanks Zip for the input,and everyone else!!!!

John Gamba
10-28-2003, 07:32 AM
Heres your baby!! I'm going for one this spring too. It will be my14th.
John

J.Gordon
10-30-2003, 12:00 AM
Youíre welcome!
By the way, I thought I was a welder until I met one. :D Though I am not an expert I can hold my own when I get lucky. After you posted this I went out and inspected my catcher and was very impressed with the welding. I donít think
Iíll have to worry about the craftsmanship at all. I think the operator (me) will be the only cause of its destruction. Good luck
Jeff

PeterA
10-30-2003, 12:43 AM
John,
Thanks for the support.
Detailed,
My guys really appreciate it when a repair job comes in clean! You will get better work out of them.
Jeff,
Thanks for the compliment on the welding. When there is a nice post like this, I print it up and leave it in the lunchroom for the guys to read. Detailed may have a catcher that is not welded quite as well due to the fact that we improve our product all the time, and yours is quite a bit newer.
It aggravates me whenever any catcher breaks, for whatever reason. The goal is to make them as indestructible as possible. If you ever do have a breakage problem, please don't hesitate to call me. If nothing else, I can send some aluminum parts to you.

Peter.

J.Gordon
10-31-2003, 12:11 AM
Peter. The compliment is well deserved.
Thank you for building a product that actually made my work easier. Accelerator makes a world class product. Keep up the good work!

Jeff

John Gamba
10-31-2003, 07:54 AM
Anytime pete!!!!

locutus
11-01-2003, 09:03 PM
18 months! I was hoping mine would last for 18 years. I'm checking my welds tommorrow.