Best bagging mower out there???

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by LGL, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A lot of guys swear by Walker mowers being the best bagger $$$ can buy. That said- bagging is much more labor intensive and has a lot of downsides. Disposal issues, handling issues etc. Research on what mowers do well mulching your type of grasses.
     
  2. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    Does it work pretty well for you, that is when you used it before? I may take you up on that, your aren't that far from me. Thanks for the offer.
     
  3. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    This one is a yearly contract in which I figured the leaves into the pricing per month. I would just like to find a more effective way of handling the material. Seems like a bagger system may be the way to go. I invested in a Little Wonder Vac and while it works ok, I can rake and bag the material faster, gonna sell it and invest in another backpack.
     
  4. Is this a Bermuda or zoysia lawn that is cut short?
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  5. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    St. Aug, only very sparse.
     
  6. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    While my Phazer mulches really well, I'm wondering if its not as effective as the other mowers out there. They don't make a gator blade for my mower, major bummer.
     
  7. I have a couple properties with large oaks. What I do is mulch them up each time I cut. Not sure if you know, but oak leaves are hard to mulch up. Once all leaves have fallen, I just blow the leaves in the grass onto the pavement and rake up. Now, this works on the properties I have, but it avoids doing big leaf cleanup for 3-4 services. Now, if they want that, charge em extra. The mulch kit will get the surface leaves, but not the ones mingled in the turf. Thing is though, nobody is going to tell or make a fuss about that. Just another idea.
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  8. I have mulched with my wright with the full kit and with a block off plate with gators and I got the same average results. Oaks are tough to mulch.
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  9. LGL

    LGL LawnSite Member
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    That is exactly what I've been doing, sounds like I'm on the right track, thanks.
     
  10. Johnagain

    Johnagain LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have never used it. I remember in the past when everybody bagged they worked very well with a 2 bladed mower but not very good with a 3 blade mower. That's why the 3 blade mowers has vacuums on the bagger system.
     

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