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Old 07-19-2014, 11:11 PM
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Grass catcher for Stander I and Hydrocut

I may need to purchase. What's the best bang for the buck. It will only be for 1 yard right now.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:49 AM
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I use a GrassPacker on my Ferris 36" Hydrocut.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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I use a GrassPacker on my Ferris 36" Hydrocut.
I have a mulch kit on my Hydrocut. If I remove the plate can the catcher work even with the baffles?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:26 AM
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I use a GrassPacker on my Ferris 36" Hydrocut.
Hows that plastic hold up to sticks if any go through?
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:39 AM
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I have a mulch kit on my Hydrocut. If I remove the plate can the catcher work even with the baffles?
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We use Pack em catchers. Steel front with aluminum extension.

Yep. We don't put the plates on anything. We make/use removable plates so we can bag, discharge, or mulch in seconds.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:37 AM
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Hows that plastic hold up to sticks if any go through?
It's 11 years old and it still has no punctures or holes in it. I'm not gentle with it either. I did have to replace the rubber latch once. Ten bucks.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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I have a mulch kit on my Hydrocut. If I remove the plate can the catcher work even with the baffles?
The GrassPacker and all other catchers will only catch grass form the right hand blade with the baffles in place.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:48 AM
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Here's mine on the mower. This was taken about 7 years ago but it looks exactly the same today. The aluminum sheeting is to cover up the vents on that side of the catcher. One of the grasses that they have here in NC doesn't come out of dormancy real well until about June. Centipede is what's it called. When it's dormant it's extremely light weight and it was coming out of the catcher through the vent slots. It would cover me and the mower in grass clippings. The other types of grasses here (and in MD where I moved from) stay in the catcher just fine. The Centipede stays in the catcher fine once it greens up.

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:17 PM
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Here's mine on the mower. This was taken about 7 years ago but it looks exactly the same today. The aluminum sheeting is to cover up the vents on that side of the catcher. One of the grasses that they have here in NC doesn't come out of dormancy real well until about June. Centipede is what's it called. When it's dormant it's extremely light weight and it was coming out of the catcher through the vent slots. It would cover me and the mower in grass clippings. The other types of grasses here (and in MD where I moved from) stay in the catcher just fine. The Centipede stays in the catcher fine once it greens up.

That catcher looks too much like a smoker! I couldn't use it because my customers lawns would grow like mad as I drool thinking of smoked ribs! Lol....I have used an old gras gobbler (steel cage) on my first 32" hydrocut and because of the light weight design coupled with an adjustable deck the metal fatigued where the supports are welded to the deck. The catcher was from an old school 36" ferris but way too heavy for the hydrocut 32" system....just a warning to anyone who is thinking about trying it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:21 PM
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Because of it the deck is slightly twisted and new blades will hit each other so have to grind down the ends of new blades for that machine and keep them separate from other blades I have for my other hydrocut 32"s
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