6.2 Accelerator bagger...emptying into a truck?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shady Brook, May 31, 2005.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Does anyone own a 6.2 Accelerator bagger and empty it into a dump truck, or pickup with sides? I wonder how unwieldy it gets when full of grass or even some damp leaves for that matter. Even a full Gobbler can be a load when tossing them over your head throughout the day. Any input on the big xl Accelerator would be appreciated.

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  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    An Accelerator XL Full of Wet Grass is Heavy....for a Girl.

    I Don't Bag Grass Anymore...Bagging Grass is for Rookies.

    The Accelerators Get Used for Debris Removal Only !

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  3. Mountain Peak

    Mountain Peak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    I have the 4.15 one on my JD walk behind and it isn't too bad full of wet grass. I only use it for clean ups now, no grass catching...
     
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Well, not everyone can be a pro like you Fareway! On occasion us rookies might be compelled to catch some grass, and I was currious if it is designed in such a way to allow a normal guy to get it over his head to dump in a high sided truck. I don't want my guys killing themselves, scaring the truck up, or tossing and damaging the unit. Any others with any insight?
     
  5. christoff

    christoff LawnSite Member
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    So what do you guys do then? mulch it all? and if so what kind of blades?

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  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Yes it is a heavy load when full of damp grass. I put 1 foot high side boards on my pickup in the spring and fall and can still get it over with some effort. I go over the tailgate when possible though. stand on the curb side of the truck and it's easier.
     
  7. iowa

    iowa LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW IA
    Posts: 305

    I'd say the worst part is emptying the grass out of the truck, and then the trailer if the truck is full.

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