Grass catchers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sproutlscape, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. sproutlscape

    sproutlscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Please comment.
    I need to buy a grass catcher for my Scag Z. I'm not sure what to go with, a clam-shell or a Fabric 3 bag. 75% of my accounts that I bag have a place to dump on site.
    Thanks
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  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I like fabric baggers better. They are a lot lighter to deal with.
     
  3. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Posts: 634

    Check out Accelerator Industries line of catchers...

    They also have a sponsored forum here at LawnSite.com that you can check out .... Accelerator Industries Forum
     
  4. Fareway Lawncare

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

    All aluminum Accelerators...no brackets, better airflow, easier on/off & dump & large capacities avail.

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  5. yardman1

    yardman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    Something like this.......

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  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I like accelerator catchers for walk-behinds. I dont think it would fit the bill for your situation however.
     
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Seems like a no brainer to me. Why would you want to get off the mower and manually empty 3 fabric bags, when you could just back up to the spot and pull a lever, dump and off ya go for more without ever having to get off the mower.
     
  8. Danimal

    Danimal LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I'm with gogetter you won't get grass all over yourself like you sometimes can in windy situations. I've worn out bags never seen a clamshell catcher rot.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    The clam shell bagger on the tiger is a very big and heavy bagger. The three bagger is a lot lower and if you have to dump into the truck its a lot easier then on the ground forking it in. For less money get the accelerator with the extension and have up to 10 bushels and they dont clog in wet. Easy on and off too!>
    John

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  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    See in the pic here how LOW the bagger is. I can get under any trees with this one. The clam-shell we tryed on the tiger would not go under anything.
    Try to demo both.
    John

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