Should I buy a GrassPacker????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Dog2001, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    I have done a couple of searches on the GrassPacker. I am having trouble deciding what i want to do.

    It seems about half the people that have owned them think they are garbage. The other half think they are the best thing since slight bread.

    Anyone have any experiences with this bagger. The one im looking at is $245 which sounds really steep for what you get. But Im not sure I want to buy another steel grass gobler, because the rust out too fast. And I really dont want to kick up $500 for an aluminum bagger. I thought the Grass Packer might be worth a shot.
  2. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Well I looked at them and they looked like garbage cans. I dont like them. I bought a grass gobbler and am satified.
  3. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,030

    Gotta give this a bump. Anyone out there have the Packer?
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I have a GrassPacker and it is great. It is a poly catcher but it is tough. There is zero chance that it will ever rust out. It is also easier to use and dump then the steel and aluminum catchers. You can set it down on the front while you release the rubber catch. Then flip the door open and dump. Set it back down on the front, close the door and relatch. There are no little corners for grass to get in the way of the door or anything like that. Try it, you'll like it.
  5. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Doesn't Look like it Would Have Nearly the same Airflow as a perforated Aluminum or steel like GG's or Accelerators...Should be Nice & Light.

    Richard, Do you have any Airflow Comparison Analysis Studies based on Perforation density as they Relate to Clogging in Wet Turf ?
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The GrassPacker I have seems to pack the grass as well as the GG it replaced.

    I haven't seen any studies yet but if you want to volunteer the time to count each hole in both the GG and the Acc and then double count to be sure I'm sure I could actually come up with something. :)
  7. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,199

    We used the grass goblers for a couple years. That poor latch design still makes my fingers hurt. To me the accelerator is the finest on the market. Its very lighweight, great latch setup, goes on really easy, stays in position even on very rough ground (that alone is enough reason to buy). Have not used the grasspacker, just looked like it wouldn't hold up.
  8. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    will this work?
  9. PeterA

    PeterA Sponsor
    Messages: 543

    Lawn Dog,
    I was reading this thread and noticed you said $500.00 for an Accelerator. This is the price for our giant size bagger, but our regular size is $359.00.
  10. superbee

    superbee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    My Accelerator and Extender plus freight and tax came to almost $600.00.

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