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Which bagging system?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howie's Lawn Care, May 5, 2006.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    Hey guys,
    I was reading the mulching vs bagging post and I myself am getting sick of double cutting the tall spring growth. I only have a 6.5 ft bed and it has a toolbox. I have some general questions though.

    1. Which bagging system would be the best for my mower? Hustler makes a 9 bushel clamshell model for $2600 and a dual 3 bushel bagger for $800.

    2. How do you guys dispose of the clipping for either model? How do you dispose of clipping with the clamshell model?

    3. Would the dual 3 bushel bagger be worth it, or would you be emptying it too often?

    4. How do you compost the clippings and sell them? I don't know anything about composting.

    Thanks for any help and advice guys.

    -Nick Howard
  2. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    trade in for a walker.

    composting can be difficult and take lots of time. we never tried messing with it.
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Exmark ultra vac is a good system, scag from what i gather has a good system.

    The clamshells dump from the seat are a pita in my opinion,and the bagger and the weight kits ,are to heavy,IMO put added stress on the mower. The three bagger system, pull the bags off empty leaves or grass right into the dump. And the soft bagger system is easier to get on and off.
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    see my new thread.... the unveiling!

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