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Preferred Catcher

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by browng, May 11, 2010.

  1. browng

    browng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Looking to get a catcher to go on my Hustler Trimstar 54" WB. I live in Alabama so the grass can contain a fair amount of moisture at times. Right now I am looking at the GrasscatcherUSA and the Accelerator. The Accelerator is $399 versus $365 for the GrasscatcherUSA, however if you compare based on capacity they both are about the same per bushel. I really like the Accelerator because it looks like it is very well built (and looks cool) however the GrasscatcherUSA looks like it would be lighter. What are you guys using and how do you like it? It may be that they are all about equal and it doesn't matter. Looking for some opinions.
  2. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    i got the accelerator with my new exmark and i LOVE it. my other option was the small lil steel grass gobbler, and im soo happy i got the alum. one. its twice the size of the grass gobbler and weighs less. HOWEVER its pretty heavy when its full, but i dont care cuz it takes forever to fill it up! Accelerator all the way, totally worth the money!! *newusflag*:gunsfirin
  3. browng

    browng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Thanks for your reply. Did you get the 4.15 or 6.2 bushel? I'm leaning toward the 4.15 given it is $150 less and the 6.2 could get heavy when full.
  4. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

  5. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    Go with the Accelerator. I just got the 6.2 and use it everyday, yes it is heavy when full but I found out a trick. I will cut everything first then bag, but what you can do is just take the door off the back and let her fly, it makes much less of a mess than side discharge or take the pin out of the door, I'm still seeing what works the best. With another bagger neither would be possable, except side discharge...
  6. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    Here's the mower w/bagger...They rock!!!

  7. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 816

    If price is a factor (it was for me, as I don't bag very many lawns), you might look into a Grasspacker. It's light, easy off and on, and can be bought for $299 at Grasspacker.com. It doesn't hold as much as some of the others (it claims 3.5 - 4 bushels, but I hardly ever get mine completely full before dumping), but it works well and is so light (about 20 lbs empty) it's worth dumping a little more often (at least to me). Also, I find that I never have to shake it to get clippings to come out. Just open the lid, turn upside down, and everything slides right out.

    Also, since it's made of plastic, it doesn't dent like the metal ones. I've banged it into things (usually trees) and it still looks new. I also throw it over the side of my trailer sometimes (if I've already put the gate up) or into the bed of the truck. It takes it all in stride.
  8. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    funny you should mention it, i just put a nice dent in my accelerator yesterday :hammerhead:
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    none! bagging is unness
  10. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    I too have the Accelerator and love it.

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