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Old 10-27-2013, 08:28 PM
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i bag about 35 out of 100 lawns . its not the bagging that bothers me its getting rid of the clippings . 40 minute ride to the dump and 40 minute ride back plus time there . if i can cheat i will if no one is home lol
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:53 PM
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I bag clippings on about half my lawns. its a pretty common request in the area that I work. I charge 25% of the cost per cut for bagging.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:54 PM
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It's very common here especially on the smaller lawns. When our vac systems brake down and were forced to let them all fly our income for the day drops 150-200 dollars for that crew. So there is a sound reason for us bagging the smaller stuff its quicker. Over 10k sq feet I prefer to let it fly and only bag if I have no other choice to make the lawn look good.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:52 PM
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A quality mulch mower is far superior to bagging or sideshooting... the Timemaster 30 is an excellent mulcher, as it turns out...
I love my TimeMaster when I mulch clippings. It doesn't bag that well. Side discharging is good for leaves. Overall I think it's a decent mower. I'm thinking about buying a TurfMaster for next season to use along side my TimeMaster.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:12 PM
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I love my TimeMaster when I mulch clippings. It doesn't bag that well. Side discharging is good for leaves. Overall I think it's a decent mower. I'm thinking about buying a TurfMaster for next season to use along side my TimeMaster.
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Buy a set or 2 of Higher lift TurfMaster blades for the TimeMaster. Makes a HUGE difference when you have to bag.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:44 PM
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Buy a set or 2 of Higher lift TurfMaster blades for the TimeMaster. Makes a HUGE difference when you have to bag.
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That good huh? I'll have to check it out. Although I don't have much left to mow. Any difference with side discharge or is it pretty much the same?
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:11 PM
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That good huh? I'll have to check it out. Although I don't have much left to mow. Any difference with side discharge or is it pretty much the same?
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Side discharge has a bit more velocity but the biggest difference is a tighter cut due to more lift...running TurfMaster blades...in all cutting modes.

In over grown thick tall grass side discharge with TimeMaster blades. Use full tip for TurfMaster owners as well. Get a pair of lower lift blades for THOSE lawns where engine struggles.


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Old 11-01-2013, 10:17 AM
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We bag about 80% of the lawns.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:39 PM
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We use dedicated mulching mowers on all but one of our customer's lawns. He's a very sweet old man and we're just doing what he can't do for himself.

It's funny though, every day I see all my competitors driving around with a trailer full of bagging equipment and a truck full of clippings. I'm pretty sure I'm making a bigger profit.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:47 PM
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