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Old 09-15-2012, 09:30 PM
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grass packer catcher?

anyone ever used the grass packer catcher? iam still leaning towards the accelerator but want to check out all my options. they dont make a grass gobbler or rack em for my mower a lesco 34'' stand on. grass packer is made of durable plastic but iam still a little leary. any other catchers you guys know about let me know. thanks.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:42 AM
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My Grass Packer now has 9 years on it and it looks like I bought it yesterday. I did replace the rubber door latch cord last year. They are very durable and hold up very well. I did place a piece of aluminum flashing along one side to cut down on the small particle of grass coming out of the catcher but it has had no effect on the catcher's ability to completely fill up.

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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wow that grass catcher looks great. we have a gobbler for the wright mower, but we hate it, so darn heavy...might look into getting one of those
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:34 AM
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My Grass Packer now has 9 years on it and it looks like I bought it yesterday. I did replace the rubber door latch cord last year. They are very durable and hold up very well. I did place a piece of aluminum flashing along one side to cut down on the small particle of grass coming out of the catcher but it has had no effect on the catcher's ability to completely fill up.

Wow, does appear to be in great shape. Is that a crack on the bottom though? That's kinda what I was afraid of with the plastic after hitting objects. Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:39 AM
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Wow, does appear to be in great shape. Is that a crack on the bottom though? That's kinda what I was afraid of with the plastic after hitting objects. Thanks for your feedback.
Nope, no cracks. It's just a gouge from where I hit something one time. It didn't go all of the way through the poly. These catchers are TOUGH! I don't even remember doing it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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Why wouldnt you get an Accelerator? Seems like a no brainer. good luck.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:10 PM
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Why wouldnt you get an Accelerator? Seems like a no brainer. good luck.
The Grass Packer is cheaper, will last longer and is easier to use. Seems like a no brainer to me.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:57 PM
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Why wouldnt you get an Accelerator? Seems like a no brainer. good luck.
They are heavy and the aluminum cannot take the vibration.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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The Grass Packer is cheaper, will last longer and is easier to use. Seems like a no brainer to me.


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Well for one, the GP has steel on it at the inlet and its mounting hardware. No available extension for leaves that I know of.

Empty Weight -

Accelerator - 17.5lbs (As per accelerators rep PeterA here on LS.)
Grasspacker - 20.0 lbs ( Grasspackers website)


There both far beyond a steel or cloth catcher.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:51 PM
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There both far beyond a steel or cloth catcher.
Agreed. They are both worthy contenders for being the best catcher.
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