Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center




 
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-22-2005, 07:21 PM
NEUSWEDE NEUSWEDE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,145
Clogging anyone else having a problem

I have a bagger for my Exmark Turf Tracer HP and I have been having problems for awhile of clogging at the bagger opening. it won't pack all the way back and clogs and spits out grass and I have to stop and take off the bagger and push everything to the back and reattach. I have used hi lift blades and gator hilift blades. What can I do?
Thanks
  #2  
Old 07-24-2005, 06:05 AM
NEUSWEDE NEUSWEDE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,145
Wow I am the only one with this problem? Something must be wrong with my bagger
  #3  
Old 07-24-2005, 08:13 PM
PeterA's Avatar
PeterA PeterA is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 543
Newswede,
I assume since you are posting here that you have an accelerator bagger? On exmark mowers, I have had very few complaints (almost none) about the ability of the catcher to fill fully. Are you sure you are getting full blade RPM? (belt slippage could cause this). Our bagger was designed for wet mowing, and has a tremendous amount of ventilation, so I doubt the bag itself is the problem. Please give me a call and I will try to help you with this problem.
__________________

Peter Andonian, Lawnsite Sponsor
Accelerator Industries
http://www.AcceleratorIndustries.com
800-984-9410
  #4  
Old 07-25-2005, 11:00 PM
J.Gordon's Avatar
J.Gordon J.Gordon is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Missouri
Posts: 675
I have never had a problem with my Accelerator clogging before its completely full. Even when mowing wet grass. I would check the things Peter told you. I would try double high lifts if you have enough power to run them.
__________________
Be Honest and Trustworthy and give thanks for all you have. Life is good.
  #5  
Old 07-26-2005, 05:56 AM
NEUSWEDE NEUSWEDE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,145
I have a 17 hp motor with a 48" deck and me on the back on a sulky, so I think doubles would slow the blade speed. I don't think the belts are slipping, I will call you and talk about it anyways. It just seems to jam in the opening and not fill, works great on dry grass!
I will call and talk with you today or tomorrow time permitting.
Thanks
  #6  
Old 07-26-2005, 06:58 AM
John Gamba's Avatar
John Gamba John Gamba is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: ct
Posts: 10,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEUSWEDE
I have a 17 hp motor with a 48" deck and me on the back on a sulky, so I think doubles would slow the blade speed. I don't think the belts are slipping, I will call you and talk about it anyways. It just seems to jam in the opening and not fill, works great on dry grass!
I will call and talk with you today or tomorrow time permitting.
Thanks
If you are clumping big time and mowing fast, it will leave a clump at the opening so the grass catches there and it will clog. Thick wet grass will jam the bagger. Like Mr gordon said try Doubles it will work.
John

Oh i forgot, Is your bagger clean??????? in wet grass it will get grass covered.

Last edited by John Gamba; 07-26-2005 at 07:03 AM.
  #7  
Old 07-26-2005, 05:28 PM
NEUSWEDE NEUSWEDE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,145
yea it is clean and when it is wet I go slow and still I get clogging. I will throw doubles when it does it again. It is so dry now the gras is barely growing!
Thanks for your input john.
  #8  
Old 07-26-2005, 06:50 PM
John Gamba's Avatar
John Gamba John Gamba is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: ct
Posts: 10,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEUSWEDE
yea it is clean and when it is wet I go slow and still I get clogging. I will throw doubles when it does it again. It is so dry now the gras is barely growing!
Thanks for your input john.
Anytime

Meg-mo Blades send the grass threw the back door

John
  #9  
Old 07-27-2005, 07:33 AM
NEUSWEDE NEUSWEDE is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,145
those mega mo blades are expensive right like 200-300 for a set? I can't see spending money on that, but I might just have to!
thanks
  #10  
Old 07-27-2005, 07:37 AM
John Gamba's Avatar
John Gamba John Gamba is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: ct
Posts: 10,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEUSWEDE
those mega mo blades are expensive right like 200-300 for a set? I can't see spending money on that, but I might just have to!
thanks

Wait till you get then in leaves, Wet leaves

John

Oh try Doubles first.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 PM.

Page generated in 0.10441 seconds with 8 queries