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Old 12-01-2012, 05:27 PM
d.klas d.klas is offline
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I was looking at the Navigator... heard good things about it.. but was never really sure.. How much did you get yours for? How big is the deck?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:28 PM
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I did check it out but I want good visibility.. Its hard to see in front of you with it on. but thank you
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:31 PM
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I did check it out but I want good visibility.. Its hard to see in front of you with it on. but thank you
It doesn't block your visibility at all. The bagger is on the back like a ztr.

I bought my navigator used with around a 1000 hours for 3200 I believe.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:34 PM
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the pictures showed a wright stander with the bagger on the front.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:40 PM
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the pictures showed a wright stander with the bagger on the front.
Scroll down and you'll see an image with it the back and a video of it on action. Or search you tube for protero. It a stand and dump. Like a dump from the seat bagger.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:52 PM
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I am wondering if I should buy a Wright Stander or a Ferris Comfort control DD walkbehind (with velke/sulky)... both of them are good grass cutters but for the sake of leaf clean up.. I dont know how well the bagging attachments work for that..

Can anybody please tell me in detail their experiences with the side bagging attachments?

I dont have enough money to buy those vacuum systems you attach to a truck and have it suck up leaf piles... Id rather buy a machine that I can use from april- late november that can do it all.. I want to stay away from Walker.. They are excellent finishing mowers and the GHS is great but they require lots of maintenance and are pretty expensive..

Any help would be appreciated!

Dan
I would stay away from Protero. There product looks great but I've heard bad things about their customer service.

Anyways...the side grass/leaf catcher does work and can work quite well. Last season that is all I used for clean ups and it did just fine.

Here's the process you'll have to use though: After you blow out leaves from rock/mulch beds, etc., slap your bagger on the walkbehind and let it fill completely up. Continue to run over all the piles of leaves a lot, until they're mulched down real fine. This will reduce the size of the pile significantly and will allow you to pick up more. After you have mulched the leaves then empty the first round and continue picking them up.

I would suggest though that you have the extension that goes onto the side catcher.

This will work but you can't expect it to work unless you mulch the leaves really well.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:10 PM
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my walk behind is no good for bagging leaves...not enough power to suck up all the little pieces and there is a lot of blow out from the underside of the front of the deck so i end up chasing leaves around...i dont have a bagger for my stander so im not sure about that option
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:47 PM
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Thats true.. I dont want a tilt on the deck when it fills up.. neither do I want to be emptying the attachment too often.
The only reason I like the Stander vs a Zero Turn is because a stander can go more places that a zeroturn cannot. Are there any other alternatives for the stander? or would the Zeroturn with bagger be the best option?
get a chute blocker a set of G6's and mulch them up thats all i do and yards look great
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:56 PM
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We have walkbehinds and the bagging is marginal--we have a truckloader a leaf plow multiple blowers and a walker--but we do a tremendous amount of leaf clean-ups--mostly we use the blowers and leaf plow to get things to the truck
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:58 PM
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We use two standers, both with gators, but one has a full mulch kit, use one to mulch and blow the first mulch pass in a central locaton then we use the full mulch kit to slowly go over and give a final mulch pass, it leaves no sign of leaves and no bagging or tarping required.
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