Let’s face it: lawn mowing is not an easy process. I would totally understand if you get lazy on ‘mowing day’ and try to postpone it as much as you can. But as a homeowner, you must know the most difficult part is not the mowing itself but cleaning afterward. Or at least it was this way — until the grass catchers appeared on the market. If you’re not familiar with them, it’s time to buy one and finally turn caring about your yard into an easy activity. Which one is the most recommended? This review will answer all your questions!
The Best Grass Catchers
The grass catcher is a special container for collecting mowed grass, usually located at the rear of the mower. The main technical characteristics are capacity, design, and mounting. Pay attention to the last criteria — an easy-to-mount product will save you a lot of time. The model of your mower is important as well.
|Soft-Sided 2 Bin Grass Bagger Item||
|MTD Double Bagger with Clear Tube||
Easy to Use
|MTD Arnold Twin Bagger Kit Attachment||
|Husqvarna 2-Bin Lawn Tractor Grass Catcher||
|Lawn Tractor Leaf Bag||
1. Soft-Sided 2 Bin Grass Bagger Item — the best value to homeowners
This grass catcher is perfect for owners of private houses with lawns. The price makes it affordable for everyone. The chute that runs from the dispenser to the bagger is also included (and it may help to save at least 100$). It’s an easy-to-use product. The catch bags are very easy to remove and toss away due to the handles on both sides. It’s even easier if you fit a usual trap bag inside the catcher. I usually use it for mulch.
The only thing that can prevent the mower from working is the rubber «seal» on the hopper lid. In my case, the gutter was constantly falling out. But I coped with it by drilling holes and using 8 nuts/bolts/washers around the perimeter to keep it in place. It didn’t take much time, and the result was immediate. I highly recommend the Poulan Pro grass catcher.
- Easy to assemble and install
- Low price
- Little weight
- Simple seal around the gutter
- Not for sale in California
2. Double Bagger with Clear Tube: simplify grass picking
There’s no longer a need to lift a container while mowing grass to see how full the bag is. Yes, it’s possible with this grass catcher model. It’s equipped with a special window for visual control over the filling. Also, the manufacturer uses improved materials for producing the bag. Although the grass catcher consists of many separate parts that need to be assembled, there’re no specific requirements about which tools have to be used for that. The instructions are clear as well.
This model also has a large gutter, which minimizes clogging during work. The tube is big enough for the leaves and grass not to get stuck. Keep in mind that this catcher is slightly bigger than others, so you’ll need more space in your garage.
- High-quality bag material
- Top-hinged cover
- Viewing window
- Affordable Price
- Easy assemblt and install
- Large gutter
- Suitable only for that ONE mower model
- Takes a lot of space while storing
3. MTD Arnold Twin Bagger Kit Attachmnet: a good choice for 38-inch and 42-inch lawnmowers
Before buying this model, make sure that this product is suitable for the mower it’s going to be used with. This grass catcher model is made for lawnmowers of 2009 and earlier versions.
It has two bags for collecting mowed grass. The kit includes a cover and brackets for attaching individual parts. Bags are made of strong polyester. The grass catching bags are very spacious, which significantly reduces the working time. All metal components of this attachment are of high quality and strength.
- Suitable for most mowers and tractors
- Easy to use
- Low price
- Easey to set up
- Bottom gutter often pops up
4. Husqvarna 2-Bin 42-Inch Lawn Tractor Grass Catcher — compact assistant
This model is equipped with two capacious bags made of durable polyester mesh. It’s easy to assemble, and the baskets are conveniently foldable so you can dispose of them really fast. While testing this model, the grass catcher notified me a couple of times about the obstacles when cleaning leaves. Disassembling it to clean the gutter was quite simple. A small viewing window allows a user to control the level of filling the bag with grass, and there’s no need to stop and check it constantly. With the help of a convenient handle, the grass is quickly thrown out. And not the least, it takes up a little free space during storage.
Husqvarna H242SL is exclusive suitable for the YTH18542, YTH1942, and YTH20K42 lawnmowers.
- Indicator availability
- Easy to assemble and install
- View window
- Clogs wet grass
- Limited models to use
- Poor design
5. Lawn Tractor Leaf Bag, the simple thing
My yard with a lot of oak and maple leaves from all the trees has been quite a challenge for this model. It’s a good quality bag with a full-sized hole and well-designed laces.
The bag obviously wears out when it’s dragged along the ground. To save bag’s wear (and possibly ease the load on the tractor), I decided to put the bag in the trailer for towing and it worked. You can try the same, or use another support for your bag, for example, some boards or tarps. The weight of the bag when it’s full of leaves is significant, ca. 100 pounds or more. Therefore filling the bag to the limit is a bad idea.
- Bag clamps
- Ease of operation
- Works with zero-turn mowers
- Needs lining for heavy leaf weight
- Ejection of leaves and dust when the bag is full
Various types of grass catchers exist on the market. That’s why I presented the best ones to choose from and buy. While choosing the grass catcher, pay attention to its ventilation. If it’s bad, you may have to stop working and clean equipment more often. The mount must be reliable and easy to perform. There must be an alarm system or visual inspection to determine the level of the bag’s fullness.
What you need to know:
- The effectiveness of the product you want to buy.
- What tasks it performs.
- Evaluation and reviews of other users
The best choice
The best product is usually produced by an experienced company with a reliable history on the market. When it comes to taking care of an amazing lawn and saving time on its maintenance, the key is to get a reliable, convenient, and durable grass catcher. There are lots of grass catchers on the market, but some of them may not meet the buyer’s expectations. Some aren’t as durable as others, and some aren’t compatible with a lot of types of lawnmowers.
A good, durable grass catcher is an investment, but it’s worth the money. You’ll save time on cleaning after mowing, and time is definitely more precious, right? Don’t forget to check the model of your lawnmower so you don’t make a mistake of buying a catcher, not compatible with your model. And always check it’s capacity depending on the size of your lawn.