Accelerator bag

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by johnnywalker, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker Banned
    Messages: 61

    Quoted $435US+$50 shipping for an XL Accelerator bag for a WB.
    Need a large bag for very limited use. How easy & sturdy is the mount (claim braketless), dismount? How well does the XL bag fill & app. how heavy would the XL bag be filled with wet clippings or leaves?
  2. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    For limited use i have the grass gobbler(metal 3.3 cubic cage),works nice it was 150.00+tax. It has a bracket you drill in your deck and cage lifts on and off.Hope this helps or not.:cool:
  3. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker Banned
    Messages: 61

    Wanted as big as possible.
    Accelerator XL is 6.2 c.f.. Grass Gobbler Jumbo is 4.3 c.f. with Leaf Gobbler extension is 8.9 c.f..
    How does this extension work? They don't recommend using Jumbo Gobbler with Leaf Gobbler extension on grass. Why?
    Accelerator bag can be used on both & looks, based only on the pics, like a better unit.
  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    Grass is probably too heavy for the bag and bracket to take. That is a lot of torque with a bag that large. I stay away from lawns I have to bag. Too much work!
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    $485 for a bagger- wow! Here's my advice, don't bag grass! The only bagging that I do is leaves. And the customer must allow me to dump the leaves on their property or in the street for city pick-up. I refuse to bring any grass or leaves home.
  6. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    i bought one 2 years ago,i only use it occasionally.they are nice.very light weight and pack well.i don't think i payed that much,i bought the standard model.i see they are making them for z riders now.i used to have that heavy plastic model that lanscapers supply sells,but it didn't pack well (even after drilling over 100 holes in it).
  7. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I use one. XL
    Pro- light, I can use it on my WB and my Z
    -on and off in seconds
    -easy to dump
    -pack well, but you must clean it out occasionaly to
    good air flow

    cons- expensive and will need repairs if used alot The welds on the mesh are weak.
  8. johnnywalker

    johnnywalker Banned
    Messages: 61

    Talked to the owner he says they've made the 3/16 th holes smaller, used a rougher material & claim a better weld on the new models. Some good deals right now, free shipping, & price discounts for the next month. Wonder if the're clearing out old stock for an improved catcher.
    Only concern is if a floating deck on a 36" WB could support the weight of a full catcher. Deck tip?
  9. G.Williams

    G.Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    We have accelerators for our wright standers, work like a charm. No problems and relatively light for all the grass it holds.
  10. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I had an old style and the new style. The changes ( smaller hoes,etc.) is better.

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