Originally Posted by locallawncare.ca
I heard the ybravo is a great bagger, basically you want a mower with the old school tapered deck, the kind that gets taller from one side to the other. I have a toro 22156 and it bags pretty good, not tall wet stuff, but either wet or tall it works fine, it doesn't bag leaves all that well, it picks them up but lacks the vacuuming power that you are looking for. I'm more of a mulching guy, for that I think toro has the best deck design, if only I could get a 22156 with a kaw180, hmmm.
I briefly had an Ariens classic LM the 700 dollar model. It bagged amazing and was powerful with the Kawasaki fj180v. I had to return it because the controls were the most awkward to use that I have ever owned on a push mower. Its a shame because the mower seemed extremely durable and powerful. It cut excellent. If you don't mind awkward bail controls, then I would highly recommend the ariens.