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bagging grass only

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gplank2003, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. gplank2003

    gplank2003 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    was thinking of trying to just offer bagging to all of my res. customers . and use a side discharge for comm. properties. thinking of new walker 26 efi. because of all my res. props are heavily landscaped or small lots and trying to side discharge fills beds full plus no double cutting ,less blowing to. living in east tn. mulching decks are no good just to much growth from week to week.so what option's do u guys and gals have on this.(walker,bagging)?
  2. ColePyck

    ColePyck LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 208

    not healthy for the grass to bag ALL the time, buy a ocdc and mount it up on your mower then blow the excess clippings
  3. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    I'm not sure if all walkers are now coming with the extra large blower so ask your dealer about it. Oha and get the 9.5 bagger. I love mine!:usflag:
  4. GoNorthSalesandServiceInc

    GoNorthSalesandServiceInc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    If you bag your res. yards, charge by the bag - not the acre. Bagging is the way to go for small, heavily landscaped properties. As you said - less trim work and little blowing. You'll make more $$ per yard if you bag with a WALKER and your finished product will look superior!!
  5. GoNorthSalesandServiceInc

    GoNorthSalesandServiceInc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Only the new 31hp WALKER has the extra large blower.
  6. mike lane lawn care

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

    does baggin reduce weeds in the lawn? i was just wondering as i have a lot of clover in my lawn and would like to get rid of it.
  7. zamboni

    zamboni LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I'm a part time(40 per week) solo operator. I have a 42", 20 hp MT with the 9.5 bushell. I purchased it 2 years ago new for $9,200 and it was worth every penny. The cut quality is second to none, absolutely superior. The maintenance is simple as the rear and front ends tilt for easy access. Some guys complain about the mph, however if you care about doing a great job and not scuffing the turf, you won't cut at max speed anyway. Get the front tine attachment, it's great for spring and fall raking. I'm able to take tiny to large 2 acre properties with this mower. For some reason some bad mouth the Walker on this site, the high price tag keeps my competition away. Just buy it and don't listen to the negative bashing. Awesome machine! Cheers, John
  8. gplank2003

    gplank2003 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    another couple of questions. how do they do in the morning dew or after rain? i was priced 10,900 for a 26 efi 48"ghs, 31 efi 12,500 same options. side discharge 56 for like 1,800 how does those prices sound.
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Try to demo one in those conditions. The 48" might not clean up wet grass as good as the 42". You will love them in damp grass or dry grass. Soaking wet you have to go slow and dump often with some plugging. But they work better than anything else bagging.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Go with the 26EFI its a great engine unless you can spit up the extra for the 31 but thats a monster and in its new stages. I have a 26 and it has 1500+ hours on it. I love the machine for bagging. 9.5bbl bagger. The morning dew and after rain can be challenging but there are a few things to remember about Walkers bagging operation. The screen in the bagging area MUST be kept clean. They now make a bigger meshed screen for it. The deck must not be packed with debris and you have to slow down. The vacuum from the deck thru blower relies on the aor flow out the back. If the screen is clogged and you are going full throttle, you will make a large mess. Walkers will bag wet grass but you have to know how to operate the machine.
    For small residential, highly landscaped where you have to bag the Walker is "THE" machine to have. My 26 is very fuel efficient and it will spin every attatchment Walker makes for the machine. Once you learn the fine tuning of operation you will love the Walker and one last thing, if you are gonna bag and remove, CHARGE accordingly. Take care.

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