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Old 05-06-2011, 07:46 PM
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Peter I would love to have you make a larger ztr. I have a bluebird catcher on mine and the bottom of the hopper so starting to go bye bye, and I would look tits if I had one of yours on there all polished up like we did all of the other catchers of yours that we have. Now with that said if you need a tester please let me know. I would gladly work with you on it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:52 PM
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I didn't know bluebird made anything for a ZTR. can you post a pic?
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:05 PM
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we have 4 of them, love them too. we do have one though that has some pretty shoddy welding, and poor piece fitting as in the parts dont line up well and looked hurriedly assembled.
This makes me wonder if I just got a bad one. I have only bought/tried one Accelerator, and was impressed with the lightness, and the bagging capability, but the pin which latches the back shut never lined up quite right, and the welds that hold the mounting brackets all broke after a single season of light use, (I get 5-6 years of use out of the old style cloth bags with the plastic bottoms). I just wrote Accelerator off as a waste of money. Wonder if I just got a lemon.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:14 PM
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It may be just with the BOP QUICK mowers, but I've heard that the Acclerator drags the ground when mowing low ( I mow my bermuda at 1").

Is this a universal issue with all baggers, with Accelerators design, or just the combo of the Acclerator design/Quick mower design?

I REALLY want a catcher, but need to be able to mow at 1"
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:24 PM
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I bet if you call them, or would have called them (Accelerator) not a dealer when you first received it they would replace it. At least to me, they seem to stand behind the product 110%.

Anyways, I don't know how some guys use ones made of steel. How freaking heavy is that empty let alone full.
What was the cost? We had our first full day of mowing yesterday and one of our Gravely's has a steel, ugly yellow catcher and yes it's heavy even empty but with full of wet grass it almost takes two guys to load it into the truck and empty.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:30 PM
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Peter for you anything.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:34 PM
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The reason the catcher rides a little bit lower than the blade is to allow the bag to get a full pack. I do think the catcher we make for the BOP rides a bit lower than most, we actually raised it a bit about a year or so ago when they came out with a new deck. You can always call me to discuss your specific mower, and get a model that will ride a little bit higher. There are a few tradeoffs with this though in terms of the bag filling totally up. FYI our catcher rides the lowest right at the discharge, it angles up towards the back and towards the outside edge, so we do try to get the best of both worlds in having the catcher opening lower than the blade but higher at the outside edge and rear.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:25 PM
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What was the cost? We had our first full day of mowing yesterday and one of our Gravely's has a steel, ugly yellow catcher and yes it's heavy even empty but with full of wet grass it almost takes two guys to load it into the truck and empty.
Three hundred and something I forget. I have a 3/4 ton truck and load it in the truck with one hand over the side while empty. I like mine.
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