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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiggz, Mar 24, 2011.
Was going to say the exact same thing. Those things are bad enough on little inclines.
Heres a guy who bought 2...sure hope they brought the prices down
OUCH $1,700 Thats a tad steep, I know it holds 2x as much as a side bagger but you can buy 5 grass gobblers for that price.
Got to your local heating and cooling company and have them build you a hopper out of sheet metal thats all they are using. we had a guy here do that on his ztrs years ago,seemed to work.
As far as a powered bagger on a stand up. Alot of JD guys have been doing this for years with the Quik Traks, just buy a power flow unit bagger and build a bracket to hang it off the back end. I got the idea from a member here from South Dakota years ago, just never got around to doing it, he had pics of the unit on here somewhere, it was in the foresale forum. I believe it was back in 2004.
If I was building one, would put double pulley on the right spindle and mount the blower sideways. Granted you would have to do some serious mods to the blower but that would take care of needing a extra engine. Let me tell you if you are just blowing air it won't chew through the horsepower like a regular collection system will.
There maybe a big problem you will run into and that is wet grass.
Looks heavy !!
I think that's the beauty of the design! First of all, it replaces a complex, bulky, heavy, and breakdown-prone pulley system. Second, a $500 blower will last a long time if that's all its used for, and the pulley system/impeller on standard units probably adds $500 to the cost of the system anyway. Third, it has packaging and flexibility advantages over the pulley driven systems. It looks narrower than a pulley/impeller system, and might be quicker to install/remove. Finally, a lot of companies need a vac system for occasional use, not as their main leaf collection method. Blowers last me a lot of hours, I don't think it'd be too expensive to run. The blower would double as a rarely used but necessary spare in the summer months.
The only concern I'd have was does it work well. If it does, I'd consider it. But it'd have to be at a realistic price for what you're getting. Most of these things seem overpriced.
I think most companies are trying to get back thier R&D money right from the start. Most dont realize that if the sell thier product at a decent price they will sell 10X the volume.
They better hurry up and market this! I could really use one for my stander right about now!
I did a search and found this thread, looks interesting. Anyone have any new info/reviews to offer?
It seams to me that the blower would work well to move the clippings to the hopper, but does it provide any extra suction to help prevent leaf blow out from the deck?