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Old 08-20-2013, 02:10 PM
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Mower Choice for Grass Collection

I am starting this thread as a spin off from the Mower Advice thread.

I am looking to get a mower with a GOOD collection system. It seems that the common ones for this are Grasshopper and Walker. I have been eyeballing a couple of 1,000 hour or so Grasshoppers, but they seemed to get a bad report in the Mower Advice thread.

I would like at least a 52" deck, but would prefer a 60" and enough power to mow AND operate the grass collection system reliably. I would like to buy used, but not worn out, but I might be willing to buy a new unit a little smaller if necessary.

So what options do I have when it comes to a mower with a grass collection system that actually works and dumps from the seat?

You guys always provide great information so I thank you in advance for it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:37 PM
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One more question; does anyone have any experience with any of the aftermarket grass collection systems that can be adapted?

Since there have been over 20 reads and no responses, I might have hit on a sore subject or something. Maybe just because I don't think many folks use a grass collection system.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:58 PM
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All I ever see round here is walkers and the exmark navigators. I see walkers for sale used all the time on craiglist.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:11 PM
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My vote would be a grasshopper. Parts are cheap and the leave a beautiful cut. Now with walker and ventrac they make lift system for the bagger will go up and out at the touch of a button and dump into your truck. Peco makes a lot of oerm baggers and pelitor or peletor is a good bagger to. Trac vac is another company that is used for oem.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:16 PM
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grasshopper, very good collection system.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:49 PM
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walkers are excellent for dedicated grass collection, they do require some maintenance though
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:31 PM
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52 inch is the largest vacuum deck walker lists.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:09 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. I saw several negative feedback posts on another thread regarding Grasshopper. Walkers are not at all common in this area. I have my eyes on a few different used Grasshoppers and a line on some older ones without grass collection that I might can add a Grasshopper collection system to if I can find a used system.

In another thread someone encouraged me about finding a used Grasshopper collection system, but I haven't had much luck with my online search.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:33 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. I saw several negative feedback posts on another thread regarding Grasshopper. Walkers are not at all common in this area. I have my eyes on a few different used Grasshoppers and a line on some older ones without grass collection that I might can add a Grasshopper collection system to if I can find a used system.

In another thread someone encouraged me about finding a used Grasshopper collection system, but I haven't had much luck with my online search.
If you can find one with the T drive
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:20 PM
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walkers are excellent for dedicated grass collection, they do require some maintenance though

And they are slow as molasses in january.


Gravely has a dump from the seat bagger but they only fit the new proturn 200 and 400 series mowers with the xfactor II deck.


http://www.gravely.com/en-us/SeriesD...Sell-Sheet.pdf
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