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accelertor bagger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crzymow, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    Just purchased an accelerator bagger for my lesco mower today, seems a bit heavier then i thought, does anyone use these and what do u think? I have a few months before ill get to try it out :(
  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    I have 2 of them for my Standers other than if you fill them up with wet grass their too heavy , they work great. Alot lighter than standard baggers. I used to have a Lesco walk-behind with a cloth bagger. Peace of junk!!
  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    I have one on my Lesco 48 float deck. I love it and its not at all heavy. There is or was a pic of my mower and catcher on accelerators web site.
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    They are certainly lighter than the steel ones.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Hi Daren, long time since I saw you post. I know this isnt related to this post but I was wondering how your Lesco Z held up this year and if you still like it?

  6. samk

    samk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    How big a bagger you guys have and how are they for leaves?
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    GRASS____ The Lesco Z held up great and i love it. I am getting the new collection system for it this season.
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Thanx for the reply Daren. Back to the orignal post I just purchased an accelerator catcher also, I used it one time all though there wasnt much to catch, it seem to do good

  9. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,010

    So using these statistics:
    1 bushel = 0.0475685864095502 cubic yards

    and According to Cornell University researchers, green grass
    loose has a typical density of 300-400 lbs./cu. yd., and
    green grass compacted is 500-800 lbs./cu.yd.

    and 1 cu ft = 0.037037037037037 cu yard

    accelerator size 4.15 ct ft and 6.2 cu ft

    then, 0.0475685864095502 x 3 x 350 + 4.395 =
    54.4 lbs for a full cloth bagger.

    and, 0.037037037037037 x 4.15 x 350 + 17 =
    70.8 lbs for full small accelerator
    or 0.037037037037037 x 6.2 x 350 + 23 =
    103.4 lbs for full large accelerator

    this is using dry, non compacted grass.

    So, yes you are right it is a bit heaver.
  10. YGWBill

    YGWBill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    i have one and use it for picking upp papers

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