Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 24
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RDP56 Instructions Leave Little to Be Desired
This bagger fits my D100 54" Deere riding mower. As with many other reviews I've seen, the instructions for assembling this are terrible, but once you get it together and figure out how to attach it to the mower, it works well. Plan on having the bagger on the unit more than not since it's not easy to remove either. The fan within the unit really does help to pick up everything it goes over. And 2 bags (6.5 bushel) just don't "cut it". They should offer a 3 bag version. And the price, $777 + tax is way too high for this. It should be half that price. Too bad Deere can't make their baggers as good as their tractors.
December 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by thomsti01 Worst customer service issue resolution.
Bought it new, found to be defective,,, home depot yet to replace months after I have spent over 4000.00 for total cell. I should have bought it at Lowe's.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cris Hands down to all who have their doubts.
I bought the 54" Bagger for my John Deere D170 and was impressed on how it works.The directions were a little vague but,if you have any problems putting it together go to your nearest Home Depot and they will assist you with assembly.The bags could be a little bigger as I have a little over a acre to cut and have to empty 2-3 times.The price range could be a little cheaper other than that I would recommend this product to anyone.
August 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LazyD Really Disappointing
I purchased this as a replacement for a similar model, so I'm familiar with the installation and operation. I have to say, this is the most goofy-looking thing I've ever seen. While the pick-up/suction on this unit is superior, the small note that "cutting quality may be slightly degraded when using this" is far understated. Cutting is HIGHLY degraded - mower no longer will cut smoothly (leaves lines), nor can the deck be leveled with this unit attached. Removal of the fan allows the deck to be leveled and the cut to return to normal (defeats the purpose!).
I'm highly disappointed with this item!
July 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CharlieGun Not worth the money.
This bagger is way to expensive, hard to assemble, the directions are poorly written and are out of sequence. Once the bagger is on it is very hard to remove if one wants to cut without it. Also for a lawn mower of this size (54") cut and cost it`s capacity is to small. Two bags which hold only 6.5 bushels. These are a very poor representatives of John Deere products both D170 mower and bagger for 54" mower.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vern John Deere Tractor and bagger
Very happy with the machine and the bagger. It works great to get the clippings up and in the bag. This is very important to us. Vern
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff80 works great!
This is the best bagger I've ever had. The power flow chute works great. I still have yet to plug it up. Even if it were to plug, it's very easy to take apart to clear out. The only problems I have with it are the installation instructions and I really wish it had a third bag for more capacity. It's also quite expensive, but it's worth it to not constantly being plugged up.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Works Great
I was very concerned after reading the reviews that after installation my mower would cut crooked, the blower assembly would simply fall apart due to poor construction, and it would lack the ability to suck up even the smallest amounts of grass. None of the above were true. It didn't take me several hours to install due to poor directions. I'm a MAN I don't use directions. I did happen to look over them and they were fully acceptable in all but one of the steps. (Stay Tuned) Total assembly was less than 40 minutes. Now it was time to test and tune. I mowed my entire front yard and the deck was perfectly level. I did notice that a lot of grass was blowing out from under neath the mower deck on the right side. It even left a small trail of cut grass. My back yard is very thick and when I began to mow, the chute started to clog. We're talking every 10 feet. I was about an inch away from ripping the bagger off. Instead, I began looking at how the belt was ran. Turns out it was slightly backwards and the blower was blowing the wrong way. A quick flip of the belt on the pulley (located on the deck of the mower) and we were in business. This thing started sucking everything up. I was able to mow at full speed with no problems and I wasn't blowing grass anymore from the front of the mower deck.. In all, I love this thing. My only issue is the picture in the manual that depicts the blower assembly with belt. A better picture would have saved a little stress on my end. If you want to spend the money I would definitely recommend this piece.
July 30, 2014