Ultra Vac question

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Sweet Tater, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I have a Lazer z 48" with the 2 bag Ultra Vac. Instead of pulling the bags of and emptying them into trash bags, can you put trash bags into the vac bags?
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258

    Sweet Tater,

    My suspicion is that placing trash bags (which can't breath air) into the UV cloth bags (which do breath air) would cause a drastic decrease in bagging performance. This is due mainly to the disruption in vacuum b/c the bagger can't push air through the cloth bags. Our UV bags are designed to breath. This also may create excessive blowout and/or added grass being packed in the deck. However, I've never tried this idea. If you want to give it a shot, go for it. It shouldn't harm any components of your mower or bagger. Hope that helps!

  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i can tell you right now it won't work for all the reasons casey listed... vacuum requires airflow and trash bags just don't allow it. if you need a reason to get really frustrated, try it (ask me how i know it'll frustrate you).
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    Lol, Mike I'll take your word for it. Thank you both for your input.
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    try custom plastic trash barrells you can vent them at the top with a drill
  6. python

    python LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Sweet Tater,

    I use trash bags in my 52" Lazer Z with 2 bag Ultra Vac and it works ok, but not as good as just the cloth bags. I have to slow down some and it sometimes doesn't vacuum as well as i'd like.

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