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Old 02-15-2005, 02:59 AM
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alrighty, grass gobbler or accelerator???

I'm buying a exmark turf tracer hp 36" mower, and need a catcher. The accelerator is only $50-100 more than the grass gobbler, please tell me why I should buy the accelerator.
One reason I can see would be the rust issue. aluminum doesn't rust last time I checked. Durability? capacity? ease of use? price?
any info would be appreciated.
thanks jon
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:13 AM
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I have had my grass gobbler for the past season and it saw a lot of use and therer is no rust. I keep my equipment clean and stored dry though. The reason I went with the gobbler is that it is steel. I know how to weld so if something broke I can easily fix it. I only weld steel cause I use a flux-core welder.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:28 PM
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Jon,
As the owner of Accelerator I am obviously biased, but you might want to do a general search in lawnsite (not just our forum) on Accelerator. There are quite a few posts. Here are a few advantages on our catcher:

1) lighter weight

2) Better handle design (important on something you are lifting all day!)

3) Rust free materials

4) Easy on-off pivoting back door (you don't have to remove the back door to empty the catcher- it just pivots open)

5) Excellent product support by our company

Drawbacks:

Higher cost

Harder to repair (we can help you here with repair materials and a rivit kit if you need it).

All in all I would say that the grass gobbler is a fine product made by an excellent company (Wright MFG). You just have to weigh the factors out for your own situation. Hopefully you will choose our catcher.
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:52 PM
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Accelerator is much better

I have both Steel Grass Goblers and Aluminum Accelerator catchers and I can tell you there is no comparison. The Accelarator weighs half as much and hold more clippings/ leaves. It save time and effort and is well worth the extra money.
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:06 PM
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As an owner of an Accelerator XL catcher, I can say that it is highly unlikely that you will need have one repaired. I have hit more than one unseen obstacle with mine that made my wb mower come to a dead stop. Small insignificant dent was the only damage. Accelerators are built for the long haul. Get yours and wave good-by to the competition.

Locutus is an uncompensated endorser of Accelerator products.
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:17 PM
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I would say get an Accelerator for many reasons including everything Peter said as well as the following.

1. You are in an area with a lot of rainfall and wet weather, you will need to clean whichever catcher you choose often and the Accelarator will not rust as a steel catcher will especially if you powerwash them.

2. They are build very well and will take more abuse than people think, I have dropped the one I have and not damaged it, I have had it bounce off the mower in the trailer because I did not tie it down and no damage, the one probelm I did have was a weld broke loose after the mower getting away in the trailer and smashed into the side of the trailer. This is a well built grass catcher not an aluminum can it can and will hold up.

3. Peter and his staff are the greatest if you ever do have a problem he will stand behind his product and do whatever he can to get the problem taken care of.

4. You would be supporting a Northwest Company!

Hope this helps!
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:25 PM
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I have a grass gobbler now, which works fine. But, I would be inclined to buy an accelerator next time, mainly for the aluminum weight reduction and no rust.
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:27 PM
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Jon,
As the owner of Accelerator I am obviously biased, but you might want to do a general serch in lawnsite (not just our forum) on Accelerator. There are quite a few posts. Here are a few advantages on our catcher:

1) lighter weight

2) Better handle design (important on something you are lifting all day!)

3) Rust free materials

4) Easy on-off pivoting back door (you don't have to remove the back door to empty the catcher- it just pivots open)

5) Excellent product support by our company

Drawbacks:

Higher cost

Harder to repair (we can help you here with repair materials and a rivit kit if you need it).

All in all I would say that the grass gobbler is a fine product made by an excellent company (Wright MFG). You just have to weigh the factors out for your own situation. Hopefully you will choose our catcher.
I don't use baggers, but I want to commend you on a first class post. Not only did you include drawbacks on your product, but you spoke highly of your competition. That shows you have class and believe in your product. If I ever find the need for a bagger for my 36" Toro I will defiantly give your product a try.
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Old 02-15-2005, 06:33 PM
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well, you convinced me, when I buy the mower in the next couple weeks, I'll be picking up an accelerator.
thanks a lot. Jon Pynch
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:47 PM
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Jon,
As the owner of Accelerator I am obviously biased, but you might want to do a general search in lawnsite (not just our forum) on Accelerator. There are quite a few posts. Here are a few advantages on our catcher:

1) lighter weight

2) Better handle design (important on something you are lifting all day!)

3) Rust free materials

4) Easy on-off pivoting back door (you don't have to remove the back door to empty the catcher- it just pivots open)

5) Excellent product support by our company

Drawbacks:

Higher cost

Harder to repair (we can help you here with repair materials and a rivit kit if you need it).

All in all I would say that the grass gobbler is a fine product made by an excellent company (Wright MFG). You just have to weigh the factors out for your own situation. Hopefully you will choose our catcher.
I would add to #5-Excellent product support by our company (WORLD CLASS COMPANY!)
You will not find better support from any other company in the industry!

I liked your post Peter! Especially the part with bold print!
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