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Old 01-07-2014, 06:45 PM
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Grass Baggers

So I just purchased this lawn business and it came with 2 busted mowers… After going to the repair shop I found out the mowers had been in there for 9 months, they said if I did not get them out in 2 weeks they would put them up for sale... Sooo after dropping 3k on mowers and 10k on the business i am broke.

One of his year around clients just informed me today that they have to have the clippings bagged... After telling him I was unaware he increased the year around contract by $200.00 and told me to invest in one. LOL
Does anyone know of a bagger that is cheap and will last me about 8 months like 6-800 cheap???

I have 2 48” Toro’s z master
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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accelerator baggers, will probably outlast the mowers
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:11 PM
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Grass Baggers

$2000 bucks tho
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:40 PM
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If you need something cheap to get through the season then get a Pack'em steel bagger. Cost is $230, they are the cheapest but they have some good weight to them.

The accelerator bagger is a light aluminum bagger that cost $400.

The Toro baggers cost $450-$500 and are cloth.

Or you could bite the bullet and spend $2,000 for a nice vacuum bagger like a trac vac unit or something similar.

I have a pack'em for my 36" and will probably upgrade to an accelerator bagger this season. That weight really sucks after two seasons, I have 6 lawns that I bag.

I am planning on buying a vacuum bagging unit for my Hustler X-one this Spring.

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:45 PM
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had to pay his tab.... The property is a hospital so I'm not sure those can hold enough.... i did find something cool for leaf jobs using a accelerator bagger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9J9OISfdc4

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:48 PM
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Did you have to put $3000 into the mowers? Or did you have to pay off the tab? Im confused about this part of the story? And how did he not have a bagger if one of his clients had the lawn bagged last season?

And your right the small baggers most likely aren't going to be able to do the job. Do you know how fast the lawn grows and what size the property is?

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:58 PM
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Do you have a place to dump the bag while on property? We only bag one property appx 6000sq ft. We use a 21" walk behind and just dump the bag in the back of the truck then the end of the day we shovel it out at our shop. That might be an option to dump in the truck till the end of the day
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:59 PM
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You can threaten a lawsuit and the previous owner should pay you the $3,000.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:19 PM
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Yeah we are going to proceed with legal action… we were given no choice but to pay the tab on the mowers because they were being held hostage.
The shop he used said he had a nice bagger on one of the mowers but it was removed before the shop got the mower. The Hospital said he had a nice bagger as well. I’m guessing his stuff broke down so he sold the bagger in hopes of getting enough to get the mowers out, then he probably spent the money so decided to get out this winter.
The property is maybe 7acres, He said all the hospital cares to bag is the stuff by the road and doors so that’s about 2 acres worth… it’s a lot of grass.
I own a chunk of land that I dump my leaves and now grass on.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:46 PM
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I plan on getting a triple bag system for my mower instead of getting a clamshell. That way I can easily toss any grass into the bed of my truck.

Check craigslist before you buy new.

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BOSS 8'2" Power V
Hustler X-one 60"
Toro Proline 36" wb w/t-bar controls
Toro 22"
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Shindaiwa 633 and Echo 760LN
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