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i need a good bagger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutbetterthanyou, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    i was wondering what everyones opinion on the best baggers in damp and wet grass and leaves are? where i cut there is not alot of very good grass, lots of clover and crabgrass it stays wet all the time. i have a scag turf tiger 60 with a bagger but it jams up in the tube every 15 feet. i tried out the exmark navigator it was alright but i was not very trilled with it.it also jammed up to and i didn't like a few things about the mower itself. i also considered a walk behind or wright with the grass gobbler ,but i think i would have to empty that to often. does anyone have suggestions?
  2. greenbronco

    greenbronco LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    walker is coming out with a new deeper deck 52" bagger in spring also a new larger blower housing. there was just a post on it a few days ago. i have the walker 42" 2005 which is similar to navigator but conditions here are much drier than back east , but has jammed occasionally.
  3. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    Why dont you use a bagging system with a pony motor? I have a Peco system on my lesco, and it has a 6hp kolher motor that sucks every thing up. It is like a mini leaf loader.
  4. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    i just fugured it wasnt much different than my scag with the belt driven blower, does it jamm the tube up ?
  5. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    i checked the post on the walker. sounds great but i am kind of worried about being the guinie pig on a new design. they are also only makeing 100 new year sounds hard to get. thanks for the info
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    I have a agri fab trac vac that will suck up wet leaves and thick straw with no clogging.
  7. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    are these blowers still on when the blades are off ?are they like a direct drive from the 5-6hp motor. does the box that holds the leaves sit up high lke the scag cmalshell dump or are they more off the back of the mower like the 3 bag kind
  8. Beau Rivage

    Beau Rivage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    And I thought it was just Deere baggers that did that.:confused: Mine's fine for the most part until the pine straw starts falling.:cry: I'd heard high lift blades would help but they didn't.:hammerhead: If you go more than 1mph the tube will jam every time.
  9. dozerdogue

    dozerdogue LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 113

    I have a grasshopper 428D and I swear the thing is unclog gable. I have used it to vacuum up 2-3 inches of packed wet leaves.
  10. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    Yep, the blower can run independently of the mower. What I did this leaf season was park the mower, start the bagger system and rake leaves into it and it worked like a champ. The bag also sits up nice and high like a scag type.


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