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Your opinions please....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerconsultant, Mar 3, 2001.

  1. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Your opinions on this catcher please.
    List price is 349.00 for the catcher and
    349.00 for the optional extension.
    I have included a pic and a spec sheet.
    This company makes this catching system for any commercial mowers out there.
    I am trying to decide to represent this company and take them nationwide.
    This company has been building them since 1992, but only to customers in Charlotte NC
  2. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    I think thats its a really good idea, but for the price that the others on the market can be had for I dont think that i would be purchasing one =(.
  3. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    OK So if im reading correctly your saying in the ballpark of 700.00 for the complete catcher. I, for my needs, would be out of my mind if i spent that kind of money for a pretty catcher like that. I dont see it being practical for that kind of money nevertheless cost efficient. There are too many other options and roads to travel as far as catchers are concerned. So my opinion is to take another comapny on not these pricey fellas. =)
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    pricey yes,
    but it holds 30% more than the competition.
    which means less dumps per yard.
    which would increase productivity... right ????
    also wieghs less too, better on the back.
    better built, lasts longer than the competition
    would this info influence a purchase decision ?
    just thinking out loud here....
  5. tlcgrounds

    tlcgrounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I think your catcher is a great idea but just think of how much the catcher would weigh full. Is it designed with the carrry handles in a good place. Figure how much would the first catcher wiegh full and add 30% to that. i think it would get pretty heavy
  6. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Ok less dumps is more productive yes but i guess what im getting at is we dont bag any of our yards we either mulch or blow into surrounding woods, therefor being impractical for us. I guess for the commercial cutter that bags ALOT of yards maybe it would be a good choice to invest the 700.00.

  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    good points, guntruck
    lets keep em coming guys.
    this is why i love this forum (addicted)
    in a short amount of time you can get so much knowledge here.
    thanks guys.
  8. Double D

    Double D LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    I'm with tlc on this one. You say less weight and easy on the back. I say full of damp grass it would be a hand full. Can 1 average 180 pound man empty that thing by himself, or is it a 2 person job? Other than the weight factor, I think the cost will scare away most. On the positive side, it is a very nice and well made looking unit.
  9. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,266

    Not to mention how the actual mower would handle with that monster full. Would it be thrown off balance because of its capacity?
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    I would think that an option that costs 1/5 the price of the original purchase is a very steep.

    It would be the same thing as saying:
    I realize that you have just purchased a $25K company vehicle, but for $5k more, we can pgrade your vinyl bench seat to leather.

    I would definitely opt to do business elsewhere. I like the concept, but I think that one piece units would be a better feature.


    Just my .02

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