What is the best bagger for leaves on a ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by perfectlawncare, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. perfectlawncare

    perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
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    I need some help finding the best bagging system for leaves. I run a 2006 Hustler Super Z 66 and a 2005 60 Toro with the Turbo Force deck. Any help would be great.

    Thanks in advanced,

    Jason
     
  2. Rickco

    Rickco LawnSite Member
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    Check out cyclone rake ( they have a web site). I've been using one for 2 years now and love it. PM me if you have any questions,I'd be glad to talk to you about it.:)
     
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Check out trac vac to.Also Toro has a dump from the seat bagger and a triple soft bagger.
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hustler Bac-Vac.........
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    For leaves, a bagging system with a pony motor/blower works well because you can idle down the ZTR engine/blades and rev up the blower engine, reducing blowout and increasing suction.
     
  6. grant087

    grant087 LawnSite Member
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    i like my hasty vac i got on my toro because there is no bulky cart to tow around, the 2 two trash cans on the back can be lifted by one person, i can pull the hose off the side and used it to suck things up that are in bushes or tight corners......just my 2 cents
     
  7. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get a Proter o catcher.
     
  8. WPLE

    WPLE LawnSite Member
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  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    You are killin me, LEAVES ALREADY!!!! I know, its good to be prepared. I don't know your operation at all but I have a Toro 62" and I do plenty of leaves and probably bag once if at all. I put the atomics on and shread everything to mulch. If things are super thick or I am in the oaks I fire up the Walker 42GHS and quickly run over the chopped stuff. You will be amazed at the time you save. Now the above mentioned baggers are good and if I were you and you have to bag, set one of those Z's up with the bagger system. I am thinking you are looking about 2000+ for any of the Hustler/Toro bagging setups. Good Luck and don't forget the atomic blades.

    Here is a pic of my stock deflector that has been customized into a mulch plate/OCDC. Its on the trailer.

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  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your looking at $2600 for the Hustler, last I heard, eXmark's Ultra-Vac was at least that much.

    Speaking of which....


    Anyone need a nearly new Ultra-Vac...:rolleyes:
     

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