Grass catchers, also called baggers, work like the bag of a vacuum cleaner, gathering cut grass and holding it until you're ready to empty the bag. If your lawnmower doesn't have one or your original one broke, here are some tips on using them.
There are catchers for all types of lawn mowers, including zero-radius turn mowers, commercial mowers and walk-behind mowers. These accessories are easy to attach and remove from the lawnmower. There are original equipment manufacturer baggers and aftermarket grass catchers for each make and model of mower.
Grass catchers collect the cut pieces of grass that are blown out from under the mower's deck. Steel grass catchers offer durability, and aluminum offers resistance to rust and a lighter weight. When mowing the lawn, aim to cut one-third or less of the length of the grass. Cutting less of the grass's height at a more frequent rate is better for the root system. This also means fewer times emptying the grass catcher.
If you're tired of raking your lawn after mowing it, a bagger is a good choice. It will save you the extra work. Bagging the lawn clippings also helps your grass look tidier. Less thatch will build up. If you walk on your lawn or have a pet that walks on the grass, there will be less grass tracked back into your home when you have a catcher for the clippings. If you have a compost pile, the grass clippings will help with the composting process.
If you are looking for grass catcher replacement parts, Bradley Mowers has a range of options. Our house brand is made of steel and holds 4.05 cubic feet of clippings. It is compatible with Bradley Mowers WT, SOT and all pistol grip Bradley and Red Hawk lawnmowers.
We also stock Ferris grass catchers and baggers. These are also made of steel and have a capacity of 4.05 cubic feet. They are compatible with Ferris FW35 walk-behind and SRSZ2 stand-on mowers. Our GC2400 offers a welded steel housing. Its 3.90 cubic foot capacity offers convenience. This grass catcher is compatible with Bradley compact stand-on motors. There is a dust cover available and sold separately.