Grass Catcher for Leaves?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blue_steel2, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. blue_steel2

    blue_steel2 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 19

    I have a 7 year old 50" wb Gravely with a stamped deck and I only use it on my own 1 acre property. I do not have a grass catcher, but was wondering if I could use this mower to collect the leaves and reduce their volume?
    If so, what catcher do you guys recommend?
    I do not have a Gravely dealer close by, so mail order may be the best source for me.
    Where is the best place to buy it?
    Also, what type of blades should I use to help with the leaves (hi-lift, mulching, etc)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I have a grass catcher for my exmark. I run doubles....gators over high lifts. works pretty good. a lot of work emptying the catcher, but makes the lawn look good.
     
  3. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930

    Expert Lawns,

    How much blow-out do you have associated with that blade setup and bagging?
     
  4. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    I have some blowout, but very little. I take this into consideration when bidding my lawns, most need to be twice cut during leaf season.

    Is there any way to avoid blowout?
     
  5. snapomatic

    snapomatic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    does the blowout get worse with the doubles or does it have more vacuum
     
  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    gets worse
     

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