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Questions on 48" Bobcat Accessories

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MrNetvestor, Apr 7, 2000.

  1. MrNetvestor

    MrNetvestor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Last year I purchased a barely used 48&quot; Ransomes Bobcat walk behind. My questions: 1)I have the steel grass catcher and I think it's too heavy. I've seen a setup with a flex hose to a plastic &quot;Garbage can&quot; type recepticle. Does anyone know who makes this or how well it works? 2)When I do the lawn in the fall I like to use the mower to &quot;bag&quot; the leaves. Problem is air blows out the front of the deck and makes it tougher to &quot;suck&quot; the leaves up. I made a duct tape skirt which helps. Is there an accessory to address this? 3)From reading the great posts here I think I'm going for the Jungle Wheels. Where's the best place for price? I've found a guy locally for $250. &lt;font color=red&gt;Anyone have a used unit for sale?&lt;/font&gt; Thanks for your help in advance.<br>www.RiverHouseTraders.com<p><p>
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    The metal catcher is for the birds.I had an easy-vac system on my 48&quot;.I don't recomend it because its extra weight on the WB and makes handeling very hard.There is no after market plate for the front that I know of.If you are interested in collecting I suggest getting a dedicated collecting mower such as ,Walker,Hustler,Scag,Ransom.
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    I cut a 6&quot; strip of carpet and screw nail it to the side of my deck so that I can leave the deck on the highest setting and still get good collecting ability. Then just replace the carpet when it wears out.
  4. MrNetvestor

    MrNetvestor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I like the carpet idea...I was going to source the bristle strips similar to the brush part of a Windshield ice scraper/snow brush and use long sections to skirt the front of the deck.
  5. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    cutting up some mud flaps would also work for that and they are really thick<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
  6. sue

    sue LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I have a question? has anyone used the cloth bag for bobcats?<br>how well do they work, and hold up?<br>we are presently using the grass gobbler,<br>i really like it. have a nice day.
  7. lawndeals

    lawndeals Guest
    Posts: 0

    Great carpet idea! - I'm going to try that. As for the accessories for it I would definately get the Jungle Wheels. If you wait awhile Jungle Jim's usually sells some scratch models on Ebay for about $150.00. I got a set and they are a steal at that. Hardly any scratches at all. Besides, we end up scratching them up ourselves. Just look for them on there or email them and they will let you know when they go on sale - if you ask them to. jungle@on-site.net
  8. MrNetvestor

    MrNetvestor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I did search on EBAY and found that they auctioned 6 sets of jungle wheels in March. I learned that they had sold all of the EBAY products. However, they found a unit that they sold me at the $150 auction price. It was a leftover set with a green paint job as opposed to their traditional red or black. The people at Jungle Jims are really nice and were more than happy to accomodate me. <p>Now to check out the grass gobbler...

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