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Wright Mfg. - Grass Gobbler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TPLawnPro, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Since I am running mostly Wright Stander mowers, I ran into issues where I needed to bag some of our lawns, especially those with lots of oak tree leaves. So, I went ahead and ordered the Grass Gobbler Jumbo for my Wright Stander 36" RH from Alamia.com.

    One word to describe the Wright Grass Gobbler - Excellent!

    It wasn't a bad process at all to empty the catcher. For me, it is a lot easier to empty the Grass Gobbler than it is to dump the bag of a 21" Toro commercial mower.

    Thanks to Wright Mfg. for another innovative product! :weightlifter:
  2. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    I dont' know about innovative.......

    Not a bad bag but they just don't hold up well. They tend to rust and the welds fail in my opinion. They are cheaper then some of the competition, but I feel that the Accelerator Bag is the best on the market.

    6 years, no rust, corrosion problems, no welds falling apart.

    And they are light as hell!!
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,292

    How does the price compare and does it fit without a lot of problems on the Wright. We are thinking about getting a bagger device.
  4. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I'm sure the Accelerator is the best, but it's so darn expensive. My local dealer wants over $900 for the XL and leaf extension. I'll stick with my leaf/grass gobblers since they are paid for.
  5. Frosty03

    Frosty03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I too agonized over the price on the Accellerator. However, I then decided to put a price on my back from dumping a steel gobbler. No contest.

    I have the Accellerator with the leaf extention. Sure they are quite a bit more, but for me and my back, it was worth it. They are light and with dry leaves, a cinch to dump and back on quickly for another pass.

    I hated to spend the money, but...I only have one back and it's worth it.

    No Rust. The gobbler I borrowed from a friend was a year old and rusted as heck...it probably had maybe one more year of life left.

    Oh yeah...the handles are way more convenient for dumping. You can just about grab it anywhere.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,024

    Are you asking about the Gobbler or the Accelerator? The Gobbler will fit without any brackets or anything. Just flip the chute up and put it on. The Accelerators I dunno about, may wanna ask in their forum on here if they have one that fits a wright machine without any brackets and what not.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,292

    Well $800 is a little pricey for us too....what is the price on gobbler? We only use these things in the fall when we strip bermuda to the ground and we dump it on the ground and workers bag it up.
  8. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Try a grass packer- it's plastic but solid, light, easy to empty and closer to 300$ more or less I think. Mine are on JD gs30s, not sure about wright mowers, but I think they's fit most mowers since the opening can be made larger. Thinking of getting a sentar myself.
  9. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    They range from $185.00 - $210.00 - Alamia.com
  10. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,024

    The Gobblers are available in 2 sizes. However the ones that fit the Wright Mowers only come in the larger size. They list for 225 I think.

    That 800 the other guy was talking about is for the catcher and extenders and such to increase volume for leaf pickup.

    This is available for the Goblers as well...probably push the total up to 400-500 depending on what you get. They have some Turbo 10 thing...I forget that is really pricey.

    LOL, I just looked, the prices are right on their website: www.wrightmfg.com

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