Top 5 Best Grass Catchers / Baggers for Lawn Tractors

Grass baggers , Grass catchers , Lawn & Garden May 08, 2017 No Comments

Do you sometimes find that after a good lawn mowing stint that you have clumps of clippings on your lawn. Well a grass catcher can help to resolve this problem, by collecting the grass clippings whilst you mow the lawn. They are highly helpful in reducing the sometimes back breaking work of clearing up are mowing. Some of these only attach to certain mower models so you should be certain that it will fit your mower before purchasing. 

Before looking into a grass bagger for your lawn it might be worth asking the question:

 

Do I even want a grass catcher how about mulching?

Instead of collecting and bagging your grass clippings with a grass catcher you may instead want to just sit around and mulch. Mulching in where you leave your clippings on the lawn, to allow the nutrients from the cut grass to help your lawn to

The following top 5 list is only for grass catchers for use with ride on mowers also known as lawn tractors. Although the images in this field can often look the same, that does not mean that the grass catchers all perform as well as each other.

ModelSize 
Husqvarna H246SL46 inch
Husqvarna H346SG46 inch
Poulan Pro 96073002238 inch
Husqvarna H242SL42 inch
Soft-Sided 2 Bin Grass Bagger #96073002446 inch

5. Husqvarna H246SL 2-Bin 46-Inch Lawn Tractor Grass Catcher

We start off with one for the lawn tractor grass catcher, this grass baggers are made from a durable polyester mesh which can be used with or without a lawn bag. The Husqvarna grass catcher is simple to install, and should only take you a few minutes. To allow for the easy disposal of cuttings the Husqvarna H246SL has a few features, a collar handle and traps on the bottom of the bad and an easy glide bin.

Some have found however that the rubber gasket system pops out of place when you open and close the top of the bin.

Pros
  • Simple to install
  • Easy to empty
Cons
  • Poor gasket design

4. Husqvarna H346SG 3-Bin 46-Inch Lawn Tractor Grass Catcher

Another one for the lawn tractor riders out there, also hailing from Husqvarna is the larger 3 bin grass catcher. Once again this is equipped with a collar handle as well as straps on the bottom of the bag and an easy glide bin with built in handles. There is a full bag indicator so that you can tell when the bag needs emptying.

However, this model does not always mount on your lawn tractor with ease and therefore could require modifications via the use of a grinder to make it fit.
Pros
  • Easy to empty
Cons
  • A grinder may be required to enable mounting

3. Poulan Pro 960730022 Soft-Sided Grass Bagger, Fits all Poulan Pro 38-inch Riding Lawn Mowers

Polulan Pro creates tractors, mowers, tillers, blowers, chainsaws as well as solid grass grass catchers. This 38 inch model for riding lawn mowers is offers quality and durability and a decent price. This Poluan Pro 920730022 is easy to attack, picking up leaves and grass cuttings with ease. As those above this grass catcher is easy to empty. A word of warning, it is worth wearing a mask when emptying as it can create a lot of dust. You can use lawn bags with this model if you wish, if you do so a 30 gallon bag would probably be a good fit.

Note that this model is not for sale in California due to being Non-CARB Compliant. Also with this grass bagger if your clippings are more than a couple of inches it will bod it down, but if you are a weekly lawn mower this is a perfect model for you.
Pros
  • Easy to empty
  • Bag full indicator
  • Simple to install
Cons
  • Non-CARB compliant (Not for sale in California)

2. Husqvarna H242SL 2-Bin 42-Inch Lawn Tractor Grass Catcher

Husqvarna H242SL 2-Bin 42-Inch Lawn Tractor Grass CatcherAs is with the common with Husqvarna grass catchers in this list, the Husqvarna H242SL 2-Bin lawn tractor grass catcher has highly durable mesh collection bags, which you can use with lawn bags. This 42 inch grass bagger should be able to fit any 42 inch Husqvarna mower.

To get the best out of this grass catcher you really want to mow your lawn when the grass is dry, as the size of the chute can lead to blockages when the grass is wet, a little tip would be to wax the inside of the chute in order to make this grass catcher work its charm.

When dismantling for storage the 2 piece bracket holding the unit can be a bit difficult to take apart.

Pros
  • Easy to empty
  • Bag full indicator
  • Simple installation
Cons
  • Can be a little tricky to dismantle for storage

1. Soft-Sided 2 Bin Grass Bagger Item #960730024 , Fits all Poulan Pro 46-inch Riding Lawn Mowers

Soft-Sided 2 Bin Grass Bagger Item #960730024At the top of the list is the Poulin Pro 960730024, compatible with several 46 inch mowers including Poulin Pro, Ariens and Husqvarna (the packaging lists all the makes this unit will fit). Simple to mount the grass bagger is works well, capable of holding a deceptably large amount of clippings. As with others on this list is it thought has gone into making it easy for you to empty your clippings, with lightweight bags and simple release mechanisms. The chat can accommodate many combinations of deck height and side to side rolling movement.

This is certainly a well built and thought out product.

Pros
  • Easy to empty
  • Lightweight bags
  • Simple installation
  • Compatible with many models of lawn tractors
Cons
  • Sometimes has issues with the rubber gasket

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