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grass packer catchers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by BJWLAWNCARE, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 422

    anyone using them? If so how are they? I tried asking in another thread but no one replied. They are $330 a piece and I need at least 2. I was hoping for some input before pulling the trigger. The steel catchers from rack em rust out in months on me.

    http://www.grasspacker.com/
     
  2. JF660R

    JF660R LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 264

    Really interested in this topic. I'm new and currently only set up for discharge. Trying to decide if I need a bagging strategy and if this would work?

    Or if I'll need something more?
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  3. BJWLAWNCARE

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 422

    Most here must be using accelerators then I guess.
     
  4. JF660R

    JF660R LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 264

    Trying this question again. Have seen a couple pics of them in use on the board so I know there are some with experience.
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  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    yeah someone was discussing them the other day forgot the thread, I was asking about the durability
     
  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,685

    You must store them in saltwater. We've used them for years without issue. Steel fronts with aluminum extensions.

    Those grasspackers look small? Maybe just the pic?
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  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    rack em and grasspackers are both 4.4 cubic ft
     
  8. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,685

    With the extension?
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  9. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,685

    Looks like almost 9 with the extension.

    If one has a need for something that size, the grasspacker looks good.
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  10. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Alabama
    Posts: 3,789

    Base models w/o extension, I may give the grass catcher a shot next year for some extra $ options for add-on service. Need to quit thinking of stuff to buy already getting new trailer and updating trimmer equip. and handhelds, and new trailer racks from http://www.trailerracks.com/ for next season just got a new Deere to lol
     

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