Help! Need quick change from bag to no-bag.


LawnSite Member
I apologize for not being a commercial mower, but I do mow about 6-7 acres (live on a farm). About 1/2 acre is zoysia, rest is buffalo, bermuda, fescue, weeds, etc. The zoysia has to be bagged and mowed as short as possible. The rest can be mowed anywhere from 2" on up. With about 40 trees, I'm looking for a ZTR. Ideally, it would switch from bagging to non-bagging quickly, plus changing mowing heights must be fairly quick. Any suggestions?


LawnSite Fanatic
Flint, Michigan
Exmark. Switches in about 10 seconds. No exageration.


LawnSite Senior Member
Columbus Ga
Originally posted by T.C.O.B.
Dixie Chopper, Exmark, or Walker!
out of these models walker has a finishing cut for the zoyzia, and you can keep the back door open to discharge out the real, i guess it would depend on whats more important, the zoyzia or the time spnet on the other grass.
by the way the other models have a fast ground speed than the walker 7mph with a pullt kit.


LawnSite Senior Member
Fruita, colorado
You can also change your Walker into a side discharge. I bought a $7.00 metal stove pipe elbow at the local hardware store. I lift up the grass bin and put the stove pipe over the chute opening, then just rest the grass catcher on top of the stove pipe elbow. Be careful though! Things can fly out fast...use some common sense and you can save the $1200.00 for a seperate deck.

I find that blowing the grass out the side spreads it better than just mowing with the back open.