Triple Bagger (For Fabricated Decks)
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