This thing can BAG!

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With a small lawn to look after (2 cuts on a single 4Ah battery charge with the 20" mower), I only usually fill about half the bag when bagging my cuts. This is with a fairly "vigorous" lawn that has needed 2 cuts per week since starting a fertilizing program.

I just got back from a 12 day trip during which my lawn was not cut, and returned to a jungle for a yard! Instead of cutting 1/3 of the grass blade as I usually do, after missing 2-3 cuts I was now looking at taking about 1⁄2 or more of the grass. This picture is about as good as I can show the difference before and after the cut:



After only cutting about half of my lawn I noticed clippings left behind where I'd cut, and I had to go over them again. Then I noticed the mower was actually quieter. Hmmm. I checked the grass bag and was astounded at how full it was!





This mower can definitely stuff a bag with grass... it was stuffed so well I had to shake it very aggressively holding the strap sewn into the back just to get the grass to fall out into the yard waste bag. Lessons learned:

1. When clippings show up and the mower gets quiet, the bag is full.
2. Don't let your grass grow for almost two weeks without cutting it!!! :-/
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Posted 3 years ago

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Blue, I had a similar experience before and that is why I paid a service to cut my grass when I am out of town for 2 or more weeks.  Otherwise, it's too much work trying to keep up with the yard work.
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I hesitated to get it cut while I was away just in case they cut it way too low by accident and killed it (I cut on the 20" mower's highest setting of 3.5").
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Nice. Did you bale it and throw it in the barn?
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Great... now I need a barn! :-)
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Could rent a goat while gone ya know.....?


http://werentgoats.com/

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If I rented a cow instead I'd have milk. Yeah, yeah, I know goats make milk too, but that just seems weird for some reason.
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Goats can scalp your lawn. But they do mulch real well and create some great fertilizer!
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The bag has been a feature I liked early on because it is very easy to put on/take off and it holds a lot, plus it is level so the clippings don't bunch up at the opening.