How well does the Exmark 30" bag wet grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by joed, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I know the topic of the Exmark 30" has been discussed on the site but I was wondering if I can get some feedback from owner/operators as to how well this unit bags wet, thick grass and leaves? I currently have a 21" Exmark and it bags extremely well but I was thinking of moving up to a larger unit but wanted to review some other user's experiences before deciding. Thank you very much in advance for all responses. They are greatly appreciated.
  2. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    Cant speak for the Exmark but can the Turfmaster. I dont bag but have tried it just to try it. On a scale of 1 to 10, its bags wet grass and leaves at a 5.
  3. guybrushthreepwood

    guybrushthreepwood LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Messages: 28

    Not very well. If I had to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 3 or 4. Depending on just how wet it is. Heck, sometimes the damn thing can't even bag slightly tall, dry grass.
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  4. mowingnohio

    mowingnohio LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 163

    Will not side discharge or mulch tall wet grass, let alone bag. Niche mower for flat weekly dry lawns only.
  5. allagashpm

    allagashpm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Anything wet it really struggles. Mulching is terrible you have to slow way down. Bagging is a joke like others have said. Clogs quite a bit.
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  6. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    I think it mulches wet grass ok, weekly.
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  7. Googus

    Googus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    Never tried bagging, but even with heavy dew it gets dumped up and doesn't discharge or mulch very well.
  8. imowslc

    imowslc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I'm in need of a new 21, but I am debating getting the 30. My main mower is a new vantage 36, which I love.. I have some gates the 36 won't fit. Do I spend the extra money for a 30? Grrrr, decisions
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  9. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Spend the money on the 30"
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  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,099

    asking this questions is to vague because it draws on the varied areas, capabilities, understanding and skill of the user/owners.

    "Bagging wet grass sucks"

    Umm it DOES on every mower.

    Walker KINDA does ok with a 31hp unit with a 10.5 blower mower motor.
    but now you are comparing a 15,000 unit to one less than a tenth the price.

    How HIGH is the grass?

    on a weekly cut, you are only supposed to be taking off 1/3 of the total height of the grass.
    Often this is not the case.
    if you are taking off MORE than 1/3 of the grass…you are *supposed* to cut it MORE often than once a week.

    you can't seriously expect a 6hp machine to tackle over grown grass.

    Users comments as to what they don't like about the mower as simultaneously, It's too expensive, and It should do more things.
    You can't expect a soup spoon to be a lightsaber.

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