which bagger mower

devinraptor

LawnSite Member
Location
Lewes, DE
Which rear bagger mower do you guys reccommend. Alot of guys around here use Walkers. Just wanted to see what everyone thinks.
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Jimslawncareservice

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
mn
The only ones I know of are the walkers and exmark navigator. I know john lawn tractors have a rear bagger of some sort
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mowerbrad

LawnSite Fanatic
There have been quite a few different Walker style mowers on the market over the years. Obviously Walker is biggest name for this style but Exmark also still has one available (I believe). Several years ago Bob-Cat, Scag and Toro all made this style.

I did have a demo of the Bob-cat version and couldn't stand it. The thing clogged regularly and was slow compared to my ztr (which had a bagger on it too). So I would definately stay away from any used bob-cat version.

I hear good things about the Walker models but I have yet to actually try one out.
 

jay12

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
KY
walker is probably the way to go if you have to bag in my opinion. Bagging is definately more time consuming, but as far as a good all around bagger I like the walker as good as any, as much as anything because they are good people to deal with. We have problems yes, and it will clog on occassion, but over all its a well built machine. You wont beat the cut they will give you, and you also have the option to change decks, etc.
 

KS_Grasscutter

LawnSite Gold Member
If you bag everything, get a Walker or Exmark Navigator. They're both "the best", its just they each have a couple different features over the other. If you don't bag everything, you will need a side discharge deck for the Walker (not an option on Navigator). If you bag less then half the time, or switch back from discharging to bagging multiple times in the week, you will probably be more happy with a bagging system mounted on midmount zero turn. I like Grasshopper, just not terribly fond of of the cloth catcher top and the not terribly durable bags. Next midmount is probably gonna be red... Toro/Exmark has an extremely good catcher setup. Then again I may go to only bagging with the Walker and replace the midmount with a stand on or WB.
 

yardguy28

LawnSite Platinum Member
i don't think you can go wrong with either the exmark navigator or the walker.

i certain disagree with any one who says the cut a walker produces is the best.

i don't think walkers cut any better than my toro grandstand or an exmark walkbehind or any other brand out there in the market.

they certainly aren't worth the $12 plus grand they cost. but they sure do bag nice.
 

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