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Tnathe
May 28 , 2013
They must have made improvements
This review is for the 42" 3 bin, not the 42-46 hybrid. I was hesitant to buy this due to some of the bad reviews but went ahead anyway. I have to say I have zero of the problems others have had. I was amazed how easy it was to install and remove when not in use. I don't see how the bins could fall off but would note that the instructions specifically state to load from the left to the right for proper bin overlap. Yea the bins fill from left to right but when you open it, at least the overflow can be rolled into the right bin before dumping. Not going to avoid this situation with any bagger system. There are 2 different mounting instructions to the mower deck. Mine was easy, the other involves an extra plate that comes with the unit. I am just using the original blades and the bagger works fine. It should go without saying not to try and bag wet grass or yes you will have clogging problems. I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend this product to anyone.
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Toaster
Sep 11 , 2008
Love Hate relationship
I couldn't agree more with "If I had rated this a year ago..., May 19, 2008 By OneCraftyMan from Maryland ". Love it but hate the fact the left side bag falls off almost every mow. I have gotten used to knowing where it may happen now and I just move the end bag to the middle about every 1/3 of my .5 acre lot. I too was disapointed about the service I had from Sears because there was nothing they would do. Oh well, lesson learned...I do like having the baggers though.
 

bamagal1953

Alexandria, AL

Sep 10 , 2014
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9 bushel bagger

Easy to install. Works great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Simplehecho

Seagoville, TX

Sep 2 , 2014
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A must have accessory

If you can follow directions from a manual, you can install this nagger with no issues. While others complain that it's overpriced for an item made of plastic, it's actually a plus. The unit is light, won't rust, bags are flexible. 3 bag capacity is perfect for medium sized yards. I no longer use a blower for the sidewalks after mowing. Looks better than a job done by a pro. Once you have an attachment like this, you'll never want to mow again without one!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sunkenpirate

Greenville, NC

Aug 30 , 2014
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easy

easy set up, easy to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Gretta03

Bergholz, OH

Aug 19 , 2014
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Great bagger

This bagger is a great addition for us. We were disappointed because there were some bolts missing that we needed instead of waiting for replacements that never arrived, we got them off of another piece of equipment we had. We have a very large yard and it does need to be emptied often because of that. The shoot clogs alot if the grass is the slightest bit damp so alot of times we have to use our lawn sweeper instead to the bagger. Overall we are satisfied with this bagger. We love that it has the 3 bags and they have hanglesnon the bottom so they are easier to empty.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Eric123456

Mountainside, NJ

May 27 , 2014
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Defective

I had the return the item because it was defective. The bag holder would not fit into the stand.


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Biker4life

Shippensburg, PA

May 5 , 2014
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Great Bagger

I don't know y people are complaining about this product if they new how to use it it would work for them I haven't had any problems with the Bagger and it's so easy to hook up.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Callaway46

Jacksonville, FL

Apr 10 , 2014
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Outrageous

A price of $359 for formed plastic is just nuts! The gasket for the tubes running into the bagger is weak and produces blow-back. Be prepared to be the dirtiest lawn person on your block after a year or two. WAAAY overpriced!


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Sep 23 , 2013
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great job


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wfilter

Nekoosa, WI

Sep 7 , 2013
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Triple bagger

I've been using the same 3 bagger on my yard tractor for 10 years. I have to say that the earlier model was more flexible the newer version than the newer version. The newer model cover cracks way to easy. So I went back to my older model cover. It doesn't break like the newer one. I changed my bags to the mesh bags. They seem to work a lot better than the plastic bags that came with the attachment.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tapakip

Middleboro, MA

Aug 30 , 2013
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Didn't last 1 year before arm kept falling off

Bagger worked just great at first. Then it started to fall off the side clips late in the first season I had it. Then the next season, it was so bad I had to abandon using it altogether. Everytime I try to reattach it to the side, it both barely fits, and then falls off after 2-10 minutes of normal use. Keep in mind, this is after using it without issue for the first few months, so all was attached and working just fine initially. I am not sure what changed/broke on the bagger, only that it refuses to stay attached, even with modification.


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Tnathe

Saint Cloud, MN

May 28 , 2013
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They must have made improvements

This review is for the 42" 3 bin, not the 42-46 hybrid. I was hesitant to buy this due to some of the bad reviews but went ahead anyway. I have to say I have zero of the problems others have had. I was amazed how easy it was to install and remove when not in use. I don't see how the bins could fall off but would note that the instructions specifically state to load from the left to the right for proper bin overlap. Yea the bins fill from left to right but when you open it, at least the overflow can be rolled into the right bin before dumping. Not going to avoid this situation with any bagger system. There are 2 different mounting instructions to the mower deck. Mine was easy, the other involves an extra plate that comes with the unit. I am just using the original blades and the bagger works fine. It should go without saying not to try and bag wet grass or yes you will have clogging problems. I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend this product to anyone.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RevDennis

Greenbush, MI

Nov 16 , 2012
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Leaf clean-up

Did what it was supposed to do. Glad to have more capacity than the two bagger. Fit much better on the deck than my old one. Nothing exceptional, but nothing to complain about so far. (Except price was a little high, even on sale.) $84 for delivery is rediculous, so we had to drive 30 mi. to pick it up.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ASeniorGuy

Spotsylvania, VA

Nov 16 , 2012
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Leaves Beware!

Easy to assemble, easy to operate, and does a great job of collecting sucked up leaves, grass and twigs. Makes Fall lawn maintenance a cinch.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mortstrains

Belmar, NJ

Nov 14 , 2012
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Bagger

works well, easy to install

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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zephak

Ottawa Lake, MI

Nov 9 , 2012
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Great

It works very well the only thing my husband thought the bags could be a little longer.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Docjay1

Muskegon, MI

Nov 9 , 2012
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A Great bagger system

My bagger is for a 46" deck. It does a great job sucking up all leaves and grass clippings. The connections from the deck to the bin have no openings for grass and leaves to fall back on the lawn. The blades do not blow leaves away before the deck goes over them. My old rider would blow some leaves away before being driven over.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Albrjulie

Canton, MA

Oct 17 , 2012
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9 Bushell 3-BinSoft Bagger for 42" deck.

I am very happy with the purchase. It was well worth the money even though I paid more than the currently advertised price. I had this bagger attached to my riding mower for me by a friend. I was told it was easy to do (he was not an expert so he was happy it went well). The bags filled very quickly (my grass was long and loaded with leaves). The 3 BinSoft Bagger is going to save a lot of backbreaking hours of raking leaves & grass as I have almost an 1/2 acre of land.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jrjjsmima

Shelby, NC

Apr 7 , 2012
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Craftsman 9 bushel 3 bin bagger 42" deck

The bagger is easy to attach to mower. I also like not having to empty the bagger as often.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BDR

Canonsburg, PA

Apr 5 , 2012
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The 3 bin soft bagger is perfect

I am really glad I got this bagger. Fewer trips to empty it. It really saves time and is easy to empty.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kellybean82

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Mar 16 , 2012
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The craftsman bagger makes big lawn jobs easy.

This bagger was easy to install on my craftsman lawn tractor. It took only about 15 minutes to assemble and attach to the tractor. It made clearing my lawn of leaves a much simpler job although it did fill up quickly. It is easy to dump and start again. I like the fact that each bag removes seperately. It does get clogged when you over fill it but was easy to clear and easy to figure out how not to over fill it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lor48

Andover, MN

Oct 21 , 2011
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3 Bin Soft Bagger for 42 inch deck

Love this thing. I have an acre lot and have raked and bagged leafs for years. The bagger works great, I haven't had problems with it clogging up or anything. It does fill up fast, but sure beats raking.


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jpxyz

Andover, MA

Aug 26 , 2011
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Poor Quality product

This is the first Craftsman product that has been disappointing

  • the nuts and bolts keep snapping out of their fixtures.
  • The Bagger stitching (where plastic meets the "bag") ripped and one of the bags is useless.

I orderened this product in Fall of 2009.  I must have used the bagger less than 5 times over the year (summer 2010) before the problems started and when I called in Fall of 2010 (a few days over the 1 year warranty.  with the problems - I got no help. So I ended up spending on getting new nuts/bolts and other parts.

Now this summer (2011) the bag stitching has come off. Now I have to order a new bag.

I'd recommend doing some research on other options if possible.

 


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nucjock

Ottawa, IL

Jul 9 , 2011
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Good product but beware of bin falling through supports.

My brother works for Sears and recommended this product. I am very happy that I purchased the 3 bin vs. the 2 bin. I don't have to empty as often. My brother says that most people that buy the 2 bin always wish they had bought the 3 bin. However, there is one down fall to this product. Looking from the back, the left bin fills up first. Therefore, this bin is the heaviest and falls through the supports. The bin will then dump lawn clippings all over your lawn. I read another review about this problem before purchased this product and indeed, it is a problem. I did two things to rectifiy the problem. I load the bins from right to left instead of left to right (like the directions tell you to do.) Second, I put a long strip of velcro on each side of the left bin. These two things create more friction and prevent that bin from falling through. Since I have done this, the bin has not fallen through. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the product. It works well and is easy to assemble/disassemble. However, I shouldn't have to put velcro on the bin to prevent them falling through. Sears should come up with a more robust design.


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EricYLee

Saint Paul, MN

Jun 15 , 2011
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easy assembly, easy to use, convienient 3 bushel bags

Easy to assemble, all hardware included. Took less than ten minutes to mount on the mower.

Bins are plastic and easily washed, The total capacity of the bins combined is nine bushels but are separated into three easy to manage interchangeable compartments.

The pickup tube from the mower deck is two separate pieces that fit together easily into the bagger housing.

Only two problems in the whole thing is the bolts that hold the pickup tube elastic bands to the ejection port are reinforced with small washers and are easily pulled through the plastic if you accidentally hook something. I changed the washers to one inch washers to beef it up against pull through. The other minor problem is the red fill indicator stopped working after two, three hundred foot passes. It would be nice to have a way to fix it but I noticed the grass falls out of the bagger when it is full.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mower30

Canby, OR

May 18 , 2011
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Don't waste you money on this one!

I've had this bagger now for 3 years and have had nothing but trouble with it. The only time it will pickup clippings is when the grass is bone dry and already short before cutting. If the grass is in the least bit wet or long, forget it. I have to cut my lawn, and then go over it a second time to pick up the clippings. Even then it still leaves at least 1/3 of the clippings on the lawn I think my craftsman mower is great, but the bagger is a big waste of money and and time. Don't waste yours with this product!!!


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