b&b, blades of steel and i completely agree about accelerator catchers. ive had min a few weeks and couldnt be happier with it . i have the xl model for my exmark a. i think the capacity is 6.2 cubic ft . a bit more volumn for leaf collection. dont think you can go wrong with an accelerator. they make a catcher for just about any mower you can think of .
Guys im considering getting a Bagger (possibly Accelerator or Exmark Cloth) for My Exmark Metro WB. i would primarily use it for leaf clean up. any suggestions. should i not even bother and just buy good blower and Vacuum??
Ditto on the Accelerator. I've got the small one for my 48 inch walk behind. It's light (relatively anyway), fills well, and empties well.
The problem is that you get covered in leaf dust and it fills up too quickly unless you grind the leaves up good first.
What I do is first let the bagger fill up and run things over at least once (using gator blades), then bag. Reduces the volume of the leaves tremendously. Still not the most efficient method, but worked for me last year.
i use the bigger accelerator on my 99 lazer z 60.for fall clean ups i've found it best to break out the 11 hp little wonders and blow as many leaves as i can to the street to be sucked up by the vacs.then i run over the lawn with gator blades once then i make a pass with the bagger.i also use a trac vac on my W/Bs.kind of up there in price for that setup 1800 i think it was somwhere around in there.all depends on how many leaves your accounts get
darryl, i got a price for the ultra vac.i think im going to sell my house if i have to get one 2068 for my new Z
I have an Accelerator for my Lazer HP. Best purchase this year hands down. Easy to attach, good capacity. The only thing I don't like is the leaves blowing up onto me. I'm going to rig up some kind of shield or something cause I sure would hate to get dirty during leaf season.
Guys, as locutus said, we do make dust covers. If you don't want to spend the 50-65 bucks for our covers, you can rig one up yourself. We use a vinyl coated nylon fabric that lets air through. It is similar to what a cloth bag is made out of. In fact, if you have an old cloth bagger that you are not using anymore, you could cut it up for dust cover panels. The best way to attach the cover is to use short, pointed screws (we use # 8 1/4 inch length screws) with a washer on the outside to keep the screw head from ripping through the fabric. The screw, being hardened steel, will thread into the holes in the bagger. It attaches pretty tight. I recommend that you put the cover on the outside of the bagger. You may eventually have to clean the whole thing out to keep the airflow good. Of course, in dusty, dry conditions you don't need quite as much airflow coming through the bag to get a good fill. If any of you guys have any suggestions about a good fabric to use, Please let me know or post it so others can use it.
John, We do. We have done some slight modifications to the main catcher so it will take the weight. All the 2004 Accelerators will be extender ready. I will post a picture this week. MSRP for the extender for the 6.2 will be $275.00. It has just under 5 Cubic feet of capacity. I don't recommend that you fill it with grass, needless to say.
I'd say 11 to be exact. It is pretty big, you could put a guy inside easily. If you check out the post in the Accelerator forum, you can see a picture of the extender on a standard size bagger. The jumbo extender is about the same proportions relative to the catcher.
Mike, We do have it for the Jumbo. I will post a picture on the Jumbo later this week (I don't have one on my home computer right now to post). If you want this setup, give me a call at the office and I will help you get one. It is very new so it is not in the regular distribution channel yet. We have not started to advertise it in Pro or Turf Mag yet. Most dealers are not even aware of it.