picking up / vaccing Newengland grass

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  1. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
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    Only guys mowing New england grass could know the answer to my question. The grass in my area is dense and thick.

    I have a protero bagger for my BobCat. It works good as long as its dry and the grass isn't to high. Make the grass wet and it clogs. Make it a little higher then normal and it clogs. Im looking for a bagger that doesn't clog under those conditions. Iv talked to guys with Exmarks and a lot of them say there great in most conditions. Only one guy said the exmarks clog in wet turf.

    What bagger have you guys had the most luck with cutting NewEngland grass? Even an opinion from the walker guys would be nice.

    Any one With Pecos, or track vacs?
     
  2. Hartnett Lawn Care

    Hartnett Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Hey John,

    I mow in SK and NK and Narr area....I use a steel grass catcher on my scag 48" walk behind...belt driven and have not had a problem with clogging...for what it's worth.

    take care...Greg Hartnett
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    We collect 90% of the time, Hustler Super 60" and Bac-Vac for open areas and a Walker 48" GHS unit for small areas. The wetter the grass the slower you have to go. The longer the grass the slower you have to go. Wet grass just does not move well. And for long grass, a vac unit can only handle just so much volume. Some times when I use the Hustler in real tall growth I will side discharage the first cut at 1/2" higher than I want it and go back for a second cut at my normal higth.
     
  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've owned or tried almost every vac out there and found the Ultra Vac the best. Most suction and least clogging and even packs tha bags very tight.
     
  5. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
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    A lot of guys in the Newport area use Ultra Vacs on the Exmarks. Im wondering if they can be made to fit on a Bob Cat.
     
  6. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was just looking at the Bob Cat collection system that there offering now. It looks great. I'm wondering if any one has one yet.
     
  7. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    lawnmower... havent seen you on here in a while... hope your season is going good... You keeping busy and keeping up with the grass growing so fast in the northeast this year??
     
  8. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also.. got any recent pics of your sweet red dully??? Thanks in advance
     
  9. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
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    Lawn mower do you have a grass blower on the end of your deck and to push the grass in the bagger?
     
  10. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Posts: 262

    Lawn mower do you have a grass blower on the end of your deck and to push the grass in the bagger?




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