Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 212
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mbm101 Good mower, but over priced by Deere.
I ordered the mower and bagger on line and they shipped it out pretty fast. The bagger got delivered quickly to my home, but i guess john deere has a policy that they deliver the mower to the closest Deere dealer. That dealer took forever to deliver it to my home. I've now mowed three times with it and it worked great. But, it is far more expensive then the competitors comparable models and therefore not a great VALUE. I recommend this product if value is not a concern.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottieB Works Great for me!
Not sure what the problem so many people are having with this. Works great for me on my D110. Maybe they redesigned it after complaints. If so, JD should change the model number so the bagger can get the reviews it deserves. Picture attached is after I emptied one bag. Can't wait for the Fall.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeereRunner2013 Bought it for Fall Leaves - Works Great (Despite Negative Reviews)
Let me start off by saying that I was very concerned after ordering this twin bagger because of all the negative reviews I read on HD Website. After receiving it and using it on my lawn I couldn't be happier with it! The negative reviews have some truth behind them and I am writing this review because I want to give everyone a straight forward overview of the product.
1. POOR DESIGN - I read quite a few reviews that John Deere designed the chute fitting to the deck improperly and that you need to attach a bungee cord to get it to work. Preparing for this, I went out and bought a bungee all set to use it, but I actually found I did NOT need it. The attachment fits perfectly but it is a little tricky to get into all the grooves. You really need to take your time and make sure it aligns correctly. It's easy to just rush the connection but you will get poor results. (I've attached a picture that should help explain what I mean)
2. BAGGER CLOGS - This is true. I used my bagger for about 4 hours and it did Clog a handful of times so I can understand the frustration of some of the other reviews who bought it to catch grass clippings... but i will say that in terms of leaf pick-up it worked flawlessly and it also worked very well on catching short grass too. The only time I experienced any issues were in certain sections of my lawn where the grass had grown much higher and when I went over it, it clumped together and clogged the chute. Clearing the clog was easy (although a pain in the butt to do multiple times). I would not recommend using this bagger to catch tall-thick wet grass. It only is functional for leaf pickup and shorter grass clippings (less then 1.5 inches). If you are trying to use it for anything more you will go mad.
3. REAR BAGS FILL UNEVEN - Completely Untrue - at least in my experience for both Leaves and Grass. Both bags filled evenly every time and were a breeze to remove and dump and reattach. The one thing everyone does seem to agree on is the quality of the mesh and I will tell you that even after reading the reviews I was impressed with them. They are high quality.
4. DIFFICULT ASSEMBLY - Not at all. Really there is only 3 bolts that need to be tightened and the instructions call for 2 hours. If you have a ratchet set you can get it done in 30 minutes. But like I mentioned earlier, take your time attaching the chute to the mower deck and do that piece first before attaching the upper arm of the chute (the one with the handle). It will make for better performance.
I am extremely happy with my bagger, but again I bought it primarily for leaf pickup and fall clean-up. But as i mentioned, in my experience it works equally as well for short grass clippings, just don't expect the world from it in terms of mowing a pasture. Hope this review helps.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dion Saves time but understand a few things about this.
This requires the more curved lift bladed to work better as well as if the grass is even a hint of wet it will adhere to the tubes and start to clog it. You can tell if there is a clog when you look down t the right and see grass blowing out the side. Means it is taking the easy way out. Sometimes you can tap the tube but really you can't tell when or how bad it is. Just get plastic sheeting and lay it down and let the grass fall out of the tube. Take plastic sheeting and dump into one of the two containers. Despite its small limitations this is far better than before. I even use it to grind up small branches and leaves like a vacuum mower!
August 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ebnerp Glad I bought it.
This bagger works great. I didn't have any problems with it. It did a great job bagging my clippings and leaves left over from the fall and never clogged. I too thought it was a bit pricey. I don't know if I got an older model, but I don't think my bags came with handles on the bottom as mentioned in a previous review. It was a little difficult transferring the clippings to a paper yard waste bag the county requires in order for it to be picked up curbside. Handles on the bottom would have made it easier. A lower price would have gotten it 5 stars. A way to efficiently dump from the bottom into another bag or recaptable would get it six.
May 12, 2008
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bgwizzy John Deere Bagger
Bagger works really well for what it was designed for. Leaves your lawn looking like a golf course, but it's lots of work. If grass is even a little bit damp, chute clogs and is is hassle to unclog. Also, collection bags are incredibly heavy if allowed to fill all the way up and can be a real pain to remove from carrier to dump. If bags are only allowed to fill half way, easier to empty but twice as many trips to unload. Like I said back breaking but unit does a good job. In my opinion, just mulch, much better for your lawn.
April 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Does not effectively transfer grass clippings to rear-mounted bags. Continuously clogs!!!!
The grass clogs up at the chute entrance, at the cutting deck. Does not blow grass clippings up through the chute into the catcher bags in the rear of the mower. We have cleaned accumulated grass from the under carriage of the cutting deck numerous times and follow the mfg's instructions to a "T", however, it simply doesn't effectively move clippings into the bag. We have been mowing the past 2 wks withouth the chute attached which is counter-productive to what we purchased the bagger for ($350).
Definately not worth $350!!! It's more of a rip-off. We don't like raking 1+ acres of grass clippings every week!!!!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johndeereman Seems to work very well
I went to Lowe's and the salesman said you can't get these baggers. I asked why and he told me the demand was to great and so they quit making them. I told him I can order one from Home Depot and he suggested I get it from them. He even printed the product info for Home Depot. I drove to Home Depot and they helped me order it online. I got the bagger a few days later and put it on my D130. Was done in 30 minutes and went right to work. I ordered the high lift blades but haven't put them on yet. It worked great and I'm very satisfied. I'm still confused about my Lowes experience.
October 13, 2014