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custom built collection system for ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fastrunner, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. fastrunner

    fastrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    hi, i have a 61 inch husqvarna ztr. I have the collection system with two 30 gallon trash cans and its a pain cause they fill up to fast. its only like 8 cu. ft. i think. I have drawn out on paper something that i might make, its a aluminum box that would be about 17 cu. ft. if i was to build it. I just need some other ideas or comments about your guys setup. Have any pics? thanks.
  2. Already been done.

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  3. fastrunner

    fastrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    thats nice but I would want something that would hold more leaves. I was thinking of making something around 16 cubic feet or so so i dont have to dump so often.
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    You want something bigger than the peco?????
    Wow the weight of the wet leaves or grass wil have you doing wheelies!!!!! You will need some serious weight on the front of the mower, also could the front end handle the weight?
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213


    You would have to make a trailer unit for a capacity of that size.

  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Anyone tried using a gas powered golf cart with the dumping box? I'm thinking of finding one and mounting my peco on it to see how it would work. I would have to make a snout for the front that had swival wheels on it to adjust height. They would be able to hold a large volume of leaves and have a decent travel speed.
  7. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Peco does have a 20(and 24 for that matter) cubic foot system but it is only sold for a few mowers.

    Those mowers are:
    Bunton BZT 3310
    JD 900 and 1100
    Ransome Jaguar 4000,6000,70000
    JD 1400(for the 24c.f.) Out front cut

    They also have larger ones with trailers
  8. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I belive the peco is close to 14 cu. ft . I spoke to a local welder and he assured me he could build a model similar to my grasshopper metal 16 cu. ft bagger out of stainless steel for around 800 bucks. I already have the blower, but your existing blower should work. Dave g
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Go To www.trac-vac.com And Scan down to 1060 That's Your New Bagger. It's around 2500 Dollar's.
    Johnny G.:cool:
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    It seems as though every time you see someone either photographing a product or piece of equipment for sale they dont know how to position themselves/equipment so that we dont see the shadow of their head!!!

    Is it really that difficult to find a suitable angle to keep your personal shadow out of the images your posting??? IMHO this borders on the level of novice. When I am looking to buy a product, I dont want to see the photographers shadows -LOL!!! I want to see crisp details of the items!!!

    Sorry for getting away from the post but Im seeing more and more of this on "professional" sites advertising their products. As for the post if you put any more weight thanthose two cans on your machine I dont think unless your cutting Ok. flatlands that youd be safe. I ran a Z with two heavy cans this past fall and there were a few times that I backed out for fear of rolling.

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