Best 21" Push Mower for Bagging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by neblawncare23, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. kennymo81

    kennymo81 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I returned it because I do mostly small yards and use my 21 $80 percent of the time. It was getting to the point where my hands were in extreme pain from the control bail. It doesn't matter how well the machine performs if the operator isn't there to use it
  2. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    I have the same super bagger as you and the same issues in wet grass. So, this spring I got the Exmark X series commercial 21". Fabulous bagger. It packs the bag really tight and sucks up tall wet grass very well. The other impressive thing is that very little grass seems to stick to the underside of the deck. As a mulcher, it's ok but not the best.
  3. Church2224

    Church2224 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    I have two of the Exmark 21s and they pretty much pick up anything. Highly recommended.

    If you can, spend the extra couple bucks on the X series. The FJ-180V Kai is a beast, never bogs down. Also you have a few extra protective pieces. I special ordered one with the BBC and it is probably my favorite mower.

    I am thinking about picking up another when I order a few more mowers next year. IMHO The best push mowers I have ever used.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  4. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    In terms of bagging I would have to vote for the W21 Husqvarna (now out of production).

    I also have a Snapper "commercial" hi-vac which does very well if it's dry (bag is huge) but has problems in the wet.

    I've heard that Honda HRC bags very well, but since I've never owned one...

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