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bagging alternative

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mike lane lawn care, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i have one customer who want the front yard bagged. i currently have a mulching kit on the mower. a bagger setup costs $800, and i would like some sort of bagging for front yards of the homes in the nice neighborhood. would a tow-behind lawn sweeper work? why? why not?
    thanks in advance
  2. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    I have a pull behind sweeper I bought about 3 years ago. It picks up every thing great. Problem is you pull it behing the mower, the mower throws most of the discharge away from the mower. I always had to go back over 3/4 of my lawn to pick up all the clippings. I used this before I got into the biz. If you cut by making rounds, you can disharge to the inside and it helps this problem.
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    baggers for commercial mowers are about 200-300 dollars for walk behinds and lazers, not sure what your getting for 800 dollars, We use the side baggers but we do have the big trac vac for dethatching
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    it's a tripple bag, rear bag attachment, with belt driven impeller

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