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Old 11-25-2007, 10:25 AM
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accelerator.vs.bagging sys.

Was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with both systems. By bagging sys. I mean the type that shoots or sucks the clippings up through the tube and into two or three seperatebags. Which sys seems to work the best, as far as maintaing a contiunous cut level? Which type could hold more clippings? I am very interested in the accerator for several reeasons, one being it could taken off for travel, making it so I could still use the smaller trailer I have and becuase of the price difference b/t bagging sys. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:36 AM
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Was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with both systems. By bagging sys. I mean the type that shoots or sucks the clippings up through the tube and into two or three seperatebags. Which sys seems to work the best, as far as maintaing a contiunous cut level? Which type could hold more clippings? I am very interested in the accerator for several reeasons, one being it could taken off for travel, making it so I could still use the smaller trailer I have and becuase of the price difference b/t bagging sys. Thanks in advance.

They are totally two different ways of bagging.I think you will have a level cut longer with the side bagger. being the blower or "grass pump" is heavy from the beginning. the side bagger gets heavier as you go.


The three bagger will hold more but is more permanent then the side bagger.




I have a question. Do you bag alot???
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:50 AM
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I dont bag too much but would like to begin, as it makes the lawns look better, and would help during leaf season quite a bit, I dont really want to modify my trailer, and if I get a three bagger sys, I would have to because my mower just barely fits now. I cant spend $1800 right now either though. It looks like the accelerator would be my ticket so to speak, just curious how it maintains air flow when almost full, I notice when my flap is down it cuts worse than if it is up so how would something bigger than the flap help air flow? TO answer yout question however I dont have many lawns a dozen maybe it is more a part time job for now.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:15 AM
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I never have figured out how an Accelerator type bagger does not cause the deck to get way way unlevel as it gets full. On my 50 inch Dixon, I have to adjust the deck just putting on and taking off the blower for the catcher, and it doesn't weight a thrid of what a full accelerator would. A catcher system will hold lots more too.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:23 AM
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, just curious how it maintains air flow when almost full, Thanks!!!


With any bagger when it gets close to full or when the screen is clogged it will start to blow out of the deck. the side baggers are for Quickies or smaller places. If you do need or can get the three bagger with the blower you can always sell the the side bagger since the accelerator holds its value.


What mower and what bagger are you looking at??
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:28 PM
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I have a ferris 1500 I was looking at the jumbo I think 6.2 cubic ft. accelerator.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:33 PM
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I have a ferris 1500 I was looking at the jumbo I think 6.2 cubic ft. accelerator.



Thats 5 bushels.
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:15 PM
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whats 5 bushels? I am a little confused
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:24 PM
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whats 5 bushels? I am a little confused

one more then four
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whats 5 bushels? I am a little confused
5 Bushels is how much grass or leaves the catcher will hold. Bagging systems at least the 3 baggers hold from 12 to 16 bushels. Alot less stopping and getting off the mower to empty. Like John said if you are only bagging small area's and not using it all the time go with the accelerator type side bagger but for bigger jobs a bagging system is like night and day over a accelerator.
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