TIPS TO IMPROVE BAGGING
follow the mower operation instructions in the mower
When utilizing the grass catcher on a lawn where
grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been
used, thatch and debris that has accumulated for
long periods of time will be picked up. The amount
collected and the total time of operation may be
greater than experienced with regular use of the grass
Always run throttle at full speed when bagging.
Select a speed low enough to give good mower
cutting performance, good quality cut and good
NOTE: It may be necessary to overlap width of
cut to suit your conditions.
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed
twice. The first time relatively high, the second
time to desired height.
Use left hand side of mower for trimming.
Plastic trash bags (3.0 mil, 30 gallon) can be
inserted inside grass catcher containers for ease
of debris disposal. To remove the plastic trash
bags when full:
a. Disengage blades, shift into neutral, engage
the parking brake and stop the engine.
b. Unlatch and raise cover.
c. Remove one container at a time by grasping
container handles and pulling toward the rear,
off of the tube rails.
d. With the container resting on the ground,
close and secure the top of the plastic lawn
e. Tip the container on its side and slide the
filled bag from the container.
Install a new plastic lawn bag with the edges
of the bag draped over upper lip of the
g. Repeat for other containers.
h. Reinstall containers making sure containers
overlap left at center supports.
Close cover and secure latches over center
Avoid cutting wet grass or mowing in the morning
while the dew is still heavy. Grass clippings
collected under these conditions tend to be sticky
and adhere to the walls of the flow path causing
If the grass catcher fails to pick up cut grass
or leaves, it is an indication that clogging has
occurred in the system or that the grass catcher
containers are full.
a. Disengage blades, place motion control
levers in neutral position.
- Unlatch and raise cover.
- Slide out containers and dispose of
- Replace containers, close cover, and latch.
b. Unlatch chutes and check for clogging.
- Remove all debris in chute.
- Reassemble and latch chutes.
DO NOT operate mower with grass
catcher partially installed.
Disengage blades and stop engine
before leaving mower seat to empty
containers, unclogging chutes, etc.
Close cover before starting.
Disengage mower blades when
crossing driveways or gravel
surfaces and other areas where
thrown objects could be a hazard.
DO NOT attempt to vacuum up
cans or other potentially hazardous