Grass catcher for Stander I and Hydrocut

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
I use a GrassPacker on my Ferris 36" Hydrocut.
 

southerntide

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Alabama

echo

LawnSite Bronze Member
I have a mulch kit on my Hydrocut. If I remove the plate can the catcher work even with the baffles?
Posted via Mobile Device

We use Pack em catchers. Steel front with aluminum extension.

Yep. We don't put the plates on anything. We make/use removable plates so we can bag, discharge, or mulch in seconds.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
Here's mine on the mower. This was taken about 7 years ago but it looks exactly the same today. The aluminum sheeting is to cover up the vents on that side of the catcher. One of the grasses that they have here in NC doesn't come out of dormancy real well until about June. Centipede is what's it called. When it's dormant it's extremely light weight and it was coming out of the catcher through the vent slots. It would cover me and the mower in grass clippings. The other types of grasses here (and in MD where I moved from) stay in the catcher just fine. The Centipede stays in the catcher fine once it greens up.

DSC00178.jpg
 

xstatikplus

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
toronto ontario
Here's mine on the mower. This was taken about 7 years ago but it looks exactly the same today. The aluminum sheeting is to cover up the vents on that side of the catcher. One of the grasses that they have here in NC doesn't come out of dormancy real well until about June. Centipede is what's it called. When it's dormant it's extremely light weight and it was coming out of the catcher through the vent slots. It would cover me and the mower in grass clippings. The other types of grasses here (and in MD where I moved from) stay in the catcher just fine. The Centipede stays in the catcher fine once it greens up.

DSC00178.jpg

That catcher looks too much like a smoker! I couldn't use it because my customers lawns would grow like mad as I drool thinking of smoked ribs! Lol....I have used an old gras gobbler (steel cage) on my first 32" hydrocut and because of the light weight design coupled with an adjustable deck the metal fatigued where the supports are welded to the deck. The catcher was from an old school 36" ferris but way too heavy for the hydrocut 32" system....just a warning to anyone who is thinking about trying it.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

xstatikplus

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
toronto ontario
Because of it the deck is slightly twisted and new blades will hit each other so have to grind down the ends of new blades for that machine and keep them separate from other blades I have for my other hydrocut 32"s
Posted via Mobile Device
 

Top Forums



Top