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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.
 

LifelongSears

Media, PA

Apr 20 , 2015
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Awful

Have always had the solid bins. New lawn tractor (#4) this year and we bought the soft bags. I was covered in dust and so was the tractor when I finished. Hate them. Going back to the store....


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tanner9595

Sierra Vista, AZ

Dec 28 , 2014
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Works for me

Just wish the bags were larger.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rbuck57f

Dayton, OH

Dec 18 , 2014
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no more rakes

expectations exceeded - works like a charm even in damp leaves. Sears tight turn 42" tractor, fits like a glove. Wish I'd gotten this years ago, a real time saver. not one to write reviews, so pleased with this felt like i had to.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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E-JO

Mattawan, MI

Dec 3 , 2014
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NOT WHAT IT SEEMS TO BE

I had to replace an old twin cylinder 42" deck mower (see my 22HP tractor review) and wanted to keep my old hard bucket 3 bag catcher. The wife said just get a new one so you don't have to fool with making it fit. Spend over $450 (wasn't on sale) and had to wait 3 weeks and during that time we had the snow come down so I was too late in picking up leaves. The soft bagger came, packaged nice and looked as the old one which lasted me 20 plus years, so no complaints there. Until yesterday when due to the warmer weather (31 deg F) I had a chance to pick up the leaves from my lawn. The chute (part that fits the deck) would not fit. This chute is held in place with two rubbers mounted to it that you must clip to the mower deck. With two people this was unable to be accomplished. I ended up having to use a long bungee wrapped around it a couple of times and then hooked to the deck(back part). Secondly as soon as you hooked the longer hard hose part that goes into the bagger to the lower chute it would move the chute away from the deck leaving a gap for yard waste to be blown out instead of into the bagger. The plastic has not been formed right, I was very dissapointed but had to go ahead and pick up leaves/grass if I want a lawn next year and B-4 it starts to get wet and snow again. I say it again as mentioned in my tractor review IT BEHOOVES SEARS/CRAFTSMAN TO GET SOME QUALITY CONTROL. For the price you pay this accessory should fit flawlessly I now have to get out heat-gun and try to re-form the plastic so it fits. This will probably take me as long as trying to return this non-fitting part and getting a new non-fitting part. I rated this POOR due to the problems I encountered but when the unit does fit it would get 4 to 5 stars as it does work when it fits.


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Denny44

South Bend, IN

Dec 2 , 2014
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Great product

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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keeblr

Topsham, ME

Oct 27 , 2014
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Easy

Bagger came in one large box.very good instructions.very easy to assemble. Bagger was in use after thirty minutes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Keansm

North Lima, OH

Sep 22 , 2014
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Works well on my tractor, sometimes blocked and need lower speed

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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
via mobile
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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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