Things to Consider when Buying a Bagger for a Riding Mower
While planning to buy baggers, here are some crucial factors you should consider.
If your lawn is designed to accept any bagger regardless of the make, then you can buy any that fits.
If not, you will need to buy one from your lawn’s manufacturer, and you could even get it a discount for buying them together. The upside of this is the assurance that your bagger will fit perfectly.
You will need to consider the size of your cutting deck before buying a bagger to be sure it will fit. They come in different sizes, and so you should look for the right range in inches – such as 42/46.
While at it you want to consider the size of your lawn too as you don’t want to have to stop and empty the bagger before proceeding.
Most of them will have two bins that allow you to accumulate quite a lot of cuttings before emptying.
The weight shouldn’t matter that much of an issue because most of these baggers weigh 25lbs, and you can roll yours to the dust bin.
Besides, hard plastic that is used in making baggers is quite heavy to last longer. You may want to check how much weight it can carry, though.
You want to check what the manufacturer has used for the bagger you are about to buy.
Hard plastic at the top is no only durable but it also withstands the elements, and so you won’t have to worry about it after working with wet grass. It is also easy to clean with airflow and venting to prevent or reduce clogging.
It is one thing to be concerned about the size and fittings of your cutting deck and another about the bagger’s capacity. You want to take a few matters to mind, such as the state of your lawn most of the times when you mow.
If it rains often in your area, wet grass is heavier and will definitely weigh your bagger down.
The ideal bagger should handle no less than 40lbs of cuttings. You also want one with two vented nylon bags inside to handle grass and so offer easy clean up later.
Is the bagger covered by a warranty? Most manufacturers give a year’s worth, which is quite okay as the lifecycle of most of them is usually 3 years.
You also want to check that it is easy to mount at the rear of your mower so you don’t waste several precious minutes working it. Most baggers are in black and being made of plastic, will not be ruined by rain.