Gravely bagger questions

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by former farmer, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. former farmer

    former farmer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10


    I have a 2011 Gravely Pro-Master 260H model 992217. I am considering getting the Gravely model 892030 bagger for the mower. This is the 12 bushel 3 bag model. The mower has the Kawasaki FV850 engine on it. The motor is rated at 31hp, so it should have plenty of power to handle the blower unit.

    How well does the bagger work in tall grass? How easy is it to take the unit on and off? How long does it take to put the unit on or take it off? Do you have problems with the chute plugging? If you own a Gravely 3 bag bagger, how well do you like it? Any problems?
  2. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    i have a gravely zt hd with a 25 hp kawasaki on it.

    These baggers are designed for final cleanups and light to medium leaf and debris pickup. DO NOT put it in tall grass above 3.5 or 4 inches or above the ankle thick leaves, it will clog up. You will have to blow and spread out thick leaves.

    Make sure that you engage your PTO at 1/2 throttle, or else you could throw a belt.

    These baggers are not the easiest to take off and put on, there are several pins, screws, and bolts. It takes about 30-45 mins to install it and 15-30 to take off.

    It works like a DREAM if your using it in the application it is designed for. That is, once again, light to medium leaf clean up and final cleanups.

    Get all sticks, limbs, and moss up before using it, these things will clog it up.

    Wet grass or wet leaves will also clog it up.

    Hope this helps!
  3. former farmer

    former farmer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the info Zack.

    My deck hangs by chains, so the extra weight on the discharge side may change the levelness of the deck.

    Do you have to relevel your deck after you take off your blower or does the deck stay level with the blower on or off?
  4. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    if it changed the level of the deck, i couldnt use it. id have some angry clients complaining about the bald spots. Mine has the commercial deck with the chains also.

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