Triple Bagger (For Fabricated Decks)
Bagger on YT48XLS
The cost is outrageous for what you get and not all that well made. This bagger fits on the 42" and 48" decks. The way they do that is to send you two different sets of mounting bars, two top shoots, and two different sets of covers for the belt drive. Now I have a bunch of unwanted metal and plastic that I'm going to have to recycle or throw away. Why not make a size specific model and lower the price by not sending all the unnecessary hardware? It is heavy and requires the deck height on the mower to be raised on the right side to keep the deck height level when attached and lowered back when removed. The plastic covers for the belt drive are very cheesy. The little wheel that spins to tell you when the bags are full is a joke, I have never seen mine spin at any time. It does pick up the grass ok but we'll see how it works on wet Maple leaves this fall. I only recommend this product is because it is the only one I know of that fits this mower, it's too bad there aren't other options.
May 23, 2014
I am selling my entire tractor (a YT48XLS) because the issues with this bagging system cannot be corrected. All collection systems will clog at times, due moisture or density or other factors. Given that, why would you design a system that damages your equipment within seconds of a clog occurring? 3 ruined belts at $40 per belt in one season, despite extra care about frequent mowing of no more than 1/2 inch of dry grass. DO NOT BUY THIS! You will NOT like it. It is expensive (burns up drive belts in seconds), unreliable (multiple change of direction for clippings contributes to clogging, power fan plasters chute with discharge bits and quickly shrinks the diameter of the chute, drive belt jumps pulley very easily), a maintenance headache (disassembly with tools required to reset drive belt, constant vigilance against clogging), in addition to making the deck hard to level. The fabricated deck is fine, but in conjunction with a power collection system it is all but unusable. I tried to get a 46 or 48 inch stamped deck with a standard collection chute to replace it, but the cost amounts to the cost of a new lawn tractor and the phone rep was unwilling to find out if it was even compatible with my tractor. This was a waste of money and unfortunately makes my tractor unusable and unreliable for cutting and collecting grass. In no way can I recommend this.
February 27, 2014
Triple BAgger System performance
I have a farily large yard surrounded by tall oaks, I purchased this system to help with Fall cleanup. I have used this for over a year now and am extremely satisfied with the performance. I have previously had problems with chute clogs in other systems due to tall grass or large amounts of leaves. This system has handled that very well and I have noticed a sharp decline in that issue. In general the system has performed very well.
November 8, 2013
Drive Belt issues
Before I purchase this bagger, the husqvarna shop that I purchased my tractor from told me I wouldn’t need a bagger to cut my acre plus lot…? Not sure if they were saying don’t buy the bagger because it isn’t very good or if they were confused about what to do with all the grass clippings. And no you cannot purchase a bagger for my mower (YT48XLS/fabricated deck) without the blower. It is a much heavier attachment, that doesn’t seem to be very well engineered. If I would have know it only had one option for a bagger system I wouldn’t have purchased the mower and at the cost 895. plus it is a very costly mistake. My fault for not doing better home work.
Since I purchased this product, I have had constant issues with it throwing the belt that drives the blower system for the bagger. It is a constant challenge, that after thirty plus repairs, I have gotten down to a 15 minute repair. I have adjusted the deck to the required specs of Husqvarna, although that hasn’t seemed to help much. I re-adjusted the guide wheels on my deck to the middle settings in order to keep the blower attachment from hitting the ground when the tractor encounters a bump.
Through trial and error, I have discovered that the blower attachment will bounce up and down when striking a bump that will loosen the belt and dislodge it from the main pulley drive on the deck. There is no solution for this issue that I have found or figured out, yet.
My latest experience with the blower attachment is that my drive belt to the blower has now broken and I will need to replace it. It is less than 4 weeks old.
When I called Husqvarna, they had no working knowledge of the product, no trouble shooting answers or any area to reference. They simply pasted the duck to their local dealer, saying they couldn’t help me at all. The local dealer in turn had no answers or any feedback about the product or issues. Leaving me in dark with my with my four thousand dollar nightmare. If I could return everything and start over I would go with a different company all together.
May 13, 2013