Who makes the best ZTR bagging system?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mikol87, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mikol87

    Mikol87 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 93

    I am looking into buying another ZTR mower for this year. I currently have a Scagg and love it. Problem is, Scagg charges $2,500 for the bagging system and I hear it is somewhat of a pain in the azz to put on and take off.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, from experience, with who makes the best bagging system for the commerical ZTR mowers. I hear good things about the John Deere ZTR's. Thanks for the input!
  2. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 944

    a john deere or a walker...not sure because i never bag lol
  3. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 458

    I've got an eXmark Navigator and love it, but it is a full time vacuum mower.
  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,335

    Walker and Navigator will be the best. Grasshopper, Toro and Exmark all make decent catchers for their midmounts and all cost 2k and up. If they are less then that, there is probably a reason...
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  5. fireman9

    fireman9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    I've got a Ferris IS3100 and it has a triple bagger set up. Easy on and off. Remove the hose from the blower and the blower lifts off with two small pins. The bag rack sits on a bracket and is held in place with two 5/8" hitch pins, pull the pins and the whole rack comes off easy. Bagger on to off in less than a minuet.
    I also had a Scag Wildcat with a clamshell bagger....WOW what a pain in the butt! You need two MEN and a small boy to put this thing on and off, never again, but I bought it used so I can't complain too much.
    My walk behind has a Trac-Vac set up that picks up great BUT you can't see around it if your not at least 6' tall...but it is easy to set up and remove. I use it mainly for leave pickup / fall cleanup.

    This is what I have on my walk behind... http://www.trac-vac.com/index_files/Model565CKG.htm

    Trac-Vac http://www.trac-vac.com/#
  6. TJ Property

    TJ Property LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 217

    I run Turf Tigers, love the vac system sucks up everything and anything!
  7. drman63

    drman63 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    TJ I run turf tigers and what model do you have? any problems and what ballpark did you pay?

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