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when to remove leaf bagger and blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wegomow, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    When do you remove the leaf collection system from your mower? All the leaves have fallen, for the most part. Should I leave it on for Spring clean ups on potential new accounts? This is my first season in this business and I have a blower attachment along with the triple bagger that was installed for the first time this Fall. I should ad, it isn't the type of bagger system you can remove quickly and easily.
     
  2. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    Well, i never got into bagging with a mower. If there are concentrated leaves, i'll get them in a tarp, and then mulch the rest. Never had a complaint. I just don't like the extra steps, and you can't see anything on the lawn when i'm done.
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I would leave it on for spring cleanups.

    I'm a bit puzzled by your statement that it isn't easily taken off/put on. I leave the rear hopper on my mower all of the time and put on/take off the blower and tube to the rear hopper on a regular basis. Usually the original installation takes some time but after that putting it on and taking it off is pretty simple and easy. What make/model is your mower.
     
  4. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    leave the back part on and take off the blower and tubes and if its the 3 part bag part take those off
     
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    Leave mine on almost all the time except when I'm mowing empty lots. My entire bagger setup comes on or off in a couple minutes.
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,794

    i never use a bagger system.
     
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    Just leave the thing on. Why take it off to put it back on in a few months.
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  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I leave it on until the beginning of the next season. Do some spring cleanups and after the second week or so of regular service, I convert back over to side discharge.
     
  9. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    I leave mine on for spring cleanups and dethatching
     
  10. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    It is a bolt on blower, I can remove the tube and hopper pretty easily. Then the discharge chute cover and the mulch plates need to be put back on. Not hard per say but not something I want to do more than once a season. The whole system adds length and width which takes up valuable real estate on my trailer also.
     

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