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Old 03-19-2005, 04:00 AM
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thanks guys, bought it today! love it, mowed with it for only a little bit, but it is much lighter than a steel catcher, and it sure does pack the grass.
thanks again..jon
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by merlin
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.
Yup, I agree, I've got 2 Jumbo Grass Gobblers, and I love them! They're super durable, and can be easily repaired! I'd HIGHLY recommend Grass Gobbler catchers!
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:17 AM
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I haven't actually used mine yet, since I really only use it for leaves, but I'll tell ya what, you can't find a lighter and easier to use cathcher out there.
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:18 PM
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I have dropped my Accelerator off a moving truck, not once, but twice I am sad to say....
Badly dented, but does not affect performance.
I have backed it against the shop wall, same thing, dented, but it still works exactly as designed.
I am grateful for the abuse it has taken and would certainly buy another one.
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:42 PM
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Ok, I have a question for yall that own them and for Peter also. I have a toro pro line wb with a SFS 52'' deck. Does the catcher work good on that model?, the SFS deck doesnt seem to have a lot of umph when side discharging so does it pack leaves and grass very well
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:42 AM
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How old is your Toro? They changed the design about 4 years ago. The newer decks bag much better than the older models.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 AM
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How old is your Toro? They changed the design about 4 years ago. The newer decks bag much better than the older models.
I purchased it in march of 2002 and the dealer received alot of mowers at the same time, it wasnt a left over on his floor from 2001. Not sure what the warehouse may of sent but I presume its a 2002 model
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:40 PM
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Wayne,
We have sold quite a few catchers for these newer superflow decks. I have had no complaints so far about it's ability to fill the bag. It does concern me a bit that your mower does not throw the grass very far. It is only about 3 feet to the back of the catcher, but you need a good discharge force to fill every corner of the bagger. Are you perhaps using a mulching blade on your mower? The best configuration for bagging is to use a high lift blade on the spindle nearest to the catcher (the other ones can be mulching or lower lift blades). You might also want to check your belt tension, if it is slipping a bit the blade rpm will be low. Give me a call if you have any questions.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:44 AM
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The stock blades that came with the mower are not very good and dont seem to be high lift.Matter as a fact the have almost no lift. When I purchased the mower the dealer gave me a set ot toro mulchers which I think cut very poor in any condition. The best balde I have found so far for the mower are Grass hogs mulching blades and thats what I use mainly. I was comparing the discharge of the toro to my scag tiger cub and it doesnt compare. With a little blade research I think the catcher would work ok. Im thinking of adding a catcher next year to my equipment list and I will keep you in mind when I purchase.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:15 AM
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Help with the Accelerator?

Interesting issue I noticed with my Accelerator. I bought it new this year and had nothing but good experiences with it until this month when I noticed that the door on the back of the catcher simply does not shut. Before that point the door had opened and closed flawlessly, then suddenly it doesn't shut -- almost as if my doors got changed out with someone else -- pretty strange.

I am not a professional, not in this business, this is my personal mower and catcher I use on my own lawn. Don't know if it's relevant, but it's on a JD 717A.

Any ideas or suggestions? I can take pics of the "unfit" if it would be helpful.

Thanks,
Randall
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