Bigger catch bag

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I have an EGO and love it but I was wondering if a bigger bag was available. The bag only holds one pass of my lawn and I end up having to walk back to the beginning to empty it, back to the machine than then do the return pass. While the exercise is nice, it means I walk 3 times the lawn and my body's battery doesn't charge as fast as the EGO's does! A double size bag would allow me to go out and back, dump the bag and repeat. A larger bag or helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
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I have two questions: 1) How large is your yard? 2) How tall are you allowing your grass to grow before cutting it? I ask this because it has to take a big single pass to fill the bag.
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It sounds like you are cutting off too much at one time. If you were to cut weekly would you have the same issues? Another thing to consider is you should mulch mow as much as you can. Your lawn will benefit from the grass-cycling with the regular nutrients it will provide. You can provide up to 1/3 of the lawns nitrogen requirements just from regular mulching practices. Plus it's free and organic. Remember that it's best not to cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time as this is more damaging to the turfs health. So it's best to mow more often, cut off less & mulch mow when you can. Keep on mowin'.
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I was impressed with the size of the bag compared to past gas mowers I had.  I find the bag easy to remove and replace.  Also, it holds more grass because of the horizontal position it has when in place. Previous mowers I had slanted more which resulted in grass clogging up the opening and keeping all the space at the back of the bag from being used.  Sounds like using the mulcher would be better for you if your energy is limited for walking back and forth to dump the bag. 
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I'd walk halfway across the lawn and then go back, mowing in two columns.  
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Hi Beele, we agree with Sharon's idea.  While there is no bigger catch bag available (and we will unlikely have one in the future), perhaps mulching would be your best option to cut down on the constant bag emptying.
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Thank you all for your assistance. Your suggestions are helpful for me and my lawn!
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Jonathan Van Ryzin

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bag size ? 20" vs 21".

Can anyone tell me if the bag is bigger on the 21" vs the 20". I only use it this time of year for leaf cleanup and wish my current 20" bag was higher capacity. Thanks

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