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Old 09-08-2006, 08:45 PM
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picking up / vaccing Newengland grass

Only guys mowing New england grass could know the answer to my question. The grass in my area is dense and thick.

I have a protero bagger for my BobCat. It works good as long as its dry and the grass isn't to high. Make the grass wet and it clogs. Make it a little higher then normal and it clogs. Im looking for a bagger that doesn't clog under those conditions. Iv talked to guys with Exmarks and a lot of them say there great in most conditions. Only one guy said the exmarks clog in wet turf.

What bagger have you guys had the most luck with cutting NewEngland grass? Even an opinion from the walker guys would be nice.

Any one With Pecos, or track vacs?
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:58 PM
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Hey John,

I mow in SK and NK and Narr area....I use a steel grass catcher on my scag 48" walk behind...belt driven and have not had a problem with clogging...for what it's worth.

take care...Greg Hartnett
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:09 PM
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Only guys mowing New england grass could know the answer to my question. The grass in my area is dense and thick.

I have a protero bagger for my BobCat. It works good as long as its dry and the grass isn't to high. Make the grass wet and it clogs. Make it a little higher then normal and it clogs. Im looking for a bagger that doesn't clog under those conditions. Iv talked to guys with Exmarks and a lot of them say there great in most conditions. Only one guy said the exmarks clog in wet turf.

What bagger have you guys had the most luck with cutting NewEngland grass? Even an opinion from the walker guys would be nice.

Any one With Pecos, or track vacs?
We collect 90% of the time, Hustler Super 60" and Bac-Vac for open areas and a Walker 48" GHS unit for small areas. The wetter the grass the slower you have to go. The longer the grass the slower you have to go. Wet grass just does not move well. And for long grass, a vac unit can only handle just so much volume. Some times when I use the Hustler in real tall growth I will side discharage the first cut at 1/2" higher than I want it and go back for a second cut at my normal higth.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:15 PM
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I've owned or tried almost every vac out there and found the Ultra Vac the best. Most suction and least clogging and even packs tha bags very tight.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:56 AM
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I've owned or tried almost every vac out there and found the Ultra Vac the best. Most suction and least clogging and even packs tha bags very tight.
A lot of guys in the Newport area use Ultra Vacs on the Exmarks. Im wondering if they can be made to fit on a Bob Cat.
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2003 Bobcat 61 inch ZTR, 25 horse Kolher
2002 Bobcat 54-inch walk behind, 17 horse Kawasaki
Stihl Back blower
2 Stihl strait shaft weed whackers
Stihl Chain saw
Little wonder hedge trimmer
Toro 22
9 foot Fisher plow
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Red Max 8000 blower
Protero grass catcher for ZTR
Easy Dumper insert
water tank and pump set up for truck
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:10 PM
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I was just looking at the Bob Cat collection system that there offering now. It looks great. I'm wondering if any one has one yet.
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2003 Ford F350 Dully V10 4+4
2003 Bobcat 61 inch ZTR, 25 horse Kolher
2002 Bobcat 54-inch walk behind, 17 horse Kawasaki
Stihl Back blower
2 Stihl strait shaft weed whackers
Stihl Chain saw
Little wonder hedge trimmer
Toro 22
9 foot Fisher plow
12+6 trailer
Red Max 8000 blower
Protero grass catcher for ZTR
Easy Dumper insert
water tank and pump set up for truck
Magna matic blade ballancer and grinder
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:07 PM
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lawnmower... havent seen you on here in a while... hope your season is going good... You keeping busy and keeping up with the grass growing so fast in the northeast this year??
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:20 PM
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Also.. got any recent pics of your sweet red dully??? Thanks in advance
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:10 PM
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Lawn mower do you have a grass blower on the end of your deck and to push the grass in the bagger?
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:12 PM
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Lawn mower do you have a grass blower on the end of your deck and to push the grass in the bagger?




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