What bagger system should i get for the Lazer?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Nick's Neat Landscaping, Nov 7, 2009.

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What tpe of bagger do you use?

Poll closed Aug 2, 2012.
  1. Can System

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. 2-4 Bagger

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
  3. Dump System

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. Don't have, but plan on getting one!

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Nick's Neat Landscaping

    Nick's Neat Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Ok i need a leaf system for my Lazer. I narrowed it down to these 3 systems (see Pics below)
    1.The Bags
    2.The Can system
    3. Dump type
    What should i get??
    Any Pro/ Cons
    What should i stay away from??


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    "Dump type"

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    bag!
     
  2. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    either the bags or dump system

    I'd go with the bags if you are hauling away
    the dump if you are only taking it to the curb
     
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    If you are going to have to haul the leaves off, then the bags.
    If the client has an on site place to dump then you will really like the DFS bagger as I have enjoyed mine. If I have to haul em off then I don't bag!
     
  4. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I have the double bagger. It works well for me. Let us know what you decide on.
     
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    I did some research and decided the cost wasn't worth it since I can mulch most leaves.

    Pros/cons I saw were

    Bags:

    Exmark's ultravac adds very little length to mower in terms of parking it on a trailer. (you can remove bags and tuck another mower up to the back of this machine)

    The bags allow you to dump into a truck bed w/o it being too much weight.

    The ultravac is quick to attach/detach and convert to discharging. This allows one pass to reduce leaves on lawn and mow, then a final pass to vac up leaves.

    The con was that you cannot use the unit with an extension hose to vaccum planting beds, leaf traps, curbs, etc.

    Dump system:

    Very quick to dump on property or onto a tarp in a trailer if you have access to it.

    Lower capacity in many cases than bags.


    Cannot dump it into truck bed or other raised container w/o double handling debris

    Cans (trac vac type system)

    -Takes up space on back of machine, lengthening it so that you may not be able to fit another mower on the trailer
    -Added weight/complexity of an engine
    -lower capacity in some versions
    -Trailering type are really long
    -Big plus is ability to use it as a leaf vaccum with accessory hose if needed.
    -Possibly may not work as well as a system custom-designed to work with a specific mower.

    Other notes:

    Be sure to check total width of unit. Side mounted engines or impellers can make some mowers wider than your trailer or they barely squeeze on.

    It's no help now, but you will find used units in good shape for about half the price after the leaf season.

    They apparently do not reduce leaves as much as one might hope, so for heavy accumulations a first-pass over the lawn to reduce volume might be in order. For that reason units that detach easily come in handy.
    -affects weight distribution

    I'd lean towards a unit supported by a good dealer in case you need parts quickly. A lot of the aftermarket units I checked had spotty dealer networks (would walk in to where they said they were sold and got puzzled looks when I asked about them).

    They are really overpriced for what you're getting. Except that if you need one you really need it! $2,000 for some moulded plastic and tubular framing like you'd find on a lawn chair costing a few hundred, 3 bags, a pulley, a belt, and an impeller. It's a low volume item and those always cost more.
     
  6. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 417

    For the leaves???? Cyclone rake best money by far that i have spent since starting..
     
  7. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    Are u serious man!!?!?!??!!? that thing takes up the space for another mower!
    C'mon!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 417

    ARE YOU REALLY THAT MUCH OF A LAZY ASS? BLOW OUT THE AREAS YOU CANT GET TOO FIRST THEN DRIVE AROUND ALL DAY, SIMPLEST WAY TO DO IT BY FAR :nono:
     
  9. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    ok well while your goin around with the lil cyclone rake

    I have 2 mowers cuttin with regular exmark dump baggers collecting more leaves in less time!
    do you atleast understand what im sayin'?
     
  10. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 417

    i understand that ill be done a whole lot sooner, its just no comparison, but hey if that works for you, have at it..
     

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