bagger on w/b

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been wondering about buying a bagger for my encore walk behind mower b/c I have not gotten some jobs because I cannot bag. Does anyone know of places online that sell them for encores? I called encore and they said it holds 3 bushels. Trying to compare this to years ago with a Honda bagger does anyone know what the Honda's hold? Thanks
     
  2. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 279

    Click on the sponser link above for accelerator industries. they make great baggers. they also have a forum on lawnsites home page. they also have some great customer service.
     
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just as a personal point I would really rethink that. Bagging is a HUGE PITB at least for us and takes longer per cut if you bag. We only have 1 customer left that we have to bag and when this year is over we will offer him to no longer bag or drop him. We will mulch or free cut only in the future. IF you do decide to go with bagging though I would for sure charge them for for that and explain that it is a "premium" level service or such.
     
  4. tim middlebrooks

    tim middlebrooks LawnSite Member
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    i have a toro w/b with a bagger that i don't use. hate it.
     
  5. Fareway Lawncare

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

    Accelerators for Leaves !?!?!

    Click the Link !

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  6. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Grass gobbler is a brand I have heard good things about. Accelerator are nice but pricey. For my 48 an accelerator is $350. I think Grass gobbler is $200 from landscaper supply .
     
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    accelerator catchers are super light. even full of damp spring grass. check them out.
     
  8. littlenic

    littlenic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    The difference between $200 and 350 is small over the life of a piece of equipment. If the 350 one last longer or better yet, gives you better service. If it doesn't fall off as much when your mowing and its full of wet grass. If it doesn't bend or break costing you time or down time the, $150 difference is worth it. Just my 2 cents.

    littlenic
     
  9. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    I bag a lot in the spring, hardly at all now. I don't understand how people can go without a bagger at all. There's always times for me when its just faster to bag, rather than triple cut and spend 15 minutes blowing grass out of beds. Paid $200 for a Gobbler. I don't like the 'universal' mounting clip it came with. The bolts loosen, and the thing drags along the ground, messes up the stripes.
     
  10. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    I bought a Grass Gobbler for my Bob cat w/b and it works well for me. I added the leaf extender for fall cleanups and by first mulching up the leaves I could get quite a bit more in the catcher than with the standard Bob cat catcher. It's a good unit for the money, though the Accelerator might be even better. Like Hoolie said, there's always times when I need the catcher every day. It's just easier to mow a lawn and then throw the catcher on to get whatever clippings or leaves are visible. Neatness counts.
     

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