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bagging clippings

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B16bri, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. billc1004

    billc1004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    i bag about 35 out of 100 lawns . its not the bagging that bothers me its getting rid of the clippings . 40 minute ride to the dump and 40 minute ride back plus time there . if i can cheat i will if no one is home lol
  2. Tylerr83

    Tylerr83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I bag clippings on about half my lawns. its a pretty common request in the area that I work. I charge 25% of the cost per cut for bagging.
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,685

    It's very common here especially on the smaller lawns. When our vac systems brake down and were forced to let them all fly our income for the day drops 150-200 dollars for that crew. So there is a sound reason for us bagging the smaller stuff its quicker. Over 10k sq feet I prefer to let it fly and only bag if I have no other choice to make the lawn look good.
  4. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I love my TimeMaster when I mulch clippings. It doesn't bag that well. Side discharging is good for leaves. Overall I think it's a decent mower. I'm thinking about buying a TurfMaster for next season to use along side my TimeMaster.
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  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Buy a set or 2 of Higher lift TurfMaster blades for the TimeMaster. Makes a HUGE difference when you have to bag.
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  6. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    That good huh? I'll have to check it out. Although I don't have much left to mow. Any difference with side discharge or is it pretty much the same?
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  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Side discharge has a bit more velocity but the biggest difference is a tighter cut due to more lift...running TurfMaster blades...in all cutting modes.

    In over grown thick tall grass side discharge with TimeMaster blades. Use full tip for TurfMaster owners as well. Get a pair of lower lift blades for THOSE lawns where engine struggles.

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  8. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Messages: 753

    We bag about 80% of the lawns.
  9. Poopy Shoe

    Poopy Shoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    We use dedicated mulching mowers on all but one of our customer's lawns. He's a very sweet old man and we're just doing what he can't do for himself.

    It's funny though, every day I see all my competitors driving around with a trailer full of bagging equipment and a truck full of clippings. I'm pretty sure I'm making a bigger profit.
  10. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    when I was young and dumb I did.

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