Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John z235 bagger Review
When picked up at the store the box is huge, and what i mean is one huge box with about 6 box's inside, this could easily be consolidated down to 3 box's ( overkill With Box's not including the wooden crate its attached to). I personally left the crate and the huge box at home depot and took the small box's.
after unboxing everything and placing it in individual piles, i started the install which was straight forward, everything mounted easily except the bumper which will take 2 people ( ONE TO HOLD IN PLACE WHILE THE OTHER BOLTS IT UP ) It came with a set of high lift blades BUT i had already bought some and installed them, I found that the strap at the front of the lower chute was extremely tight when attached to the anti scalp wheel bracket. ( i have other john deere's and have never had one this tight ( will have to keep an eye on that one to see how long it lasts) The Hopper itself is nice, it uses automotive style seals to seal the 2 halves together. the latch works good and holds tight, ( wish all john Deere baggers where built with this Quality ) Today is 10/28/15 in Georgia and we just finished up 3 days of rain so i took it out to suck up leaves from the storms and it worked perfect not one single clog. the trick to bagging is go SLOW and be patient, you can't race around the yard and expect it to pickup.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KSJetMan Baggers Works Great With 2 John Deere Accessories
The bagger works great when used with high-lift blades AND the blow out baffle kit (P/N BM20505).
May 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by christinefos John Deere Rear Bagger Disappointment
I agree with the majority of the other responses. I have been the "chief lawn care person" in our family and live on half an acre. When we purchased your tractor, we were allowed to pick one attachment . Since we live in a tree covered lot, we thought it was best to go with the bagger attachment. What a mistake!! I too, tried everything to get that thing to work properly. It is useless!! I have your spreader which works fine. Yes, I would not recommend this attach,ment at all. Sorry John Deere
February 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoFanofJohnDeere Worst Customer Service I have ever encountered
Bagger was missing the hitch mounting plates, contacted John Deere and they said they could mail them within 10 days, I wanted them to ship overnite , or at least by priority mail, as they had been negligent in leaving out the parts , they stated they had no way of doing that.
I then asked to speak to the supervisor and was told yes, they would contact me in 2-3 business days, I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER JOHN DEERE PRODUCT AGAIN and will tell anyone who will listen that this is the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE I have Ever encountered.
September 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AmyV Don't buy!
We purchased the bagger, it is the biggest waste of money. We have tried EVERYTHING to get the bagger to work, always cutting dry grass. We lifted the mower height, lowered the height... to no avail. Husband sharpened blades, changed blades...to no avail. We have a large yard, I tried only picking up the grass just outside the front door...even one pass clogged. Truly, this is a very expensive attachment and it DOES NOT WORK. I have been searching the computer for some way to improve the bagging...to no avail. DO NOT BUY!!!! I would love to see some response from John Deere regarding this product. Our previous lawn tractor was one of the big competitor's. Their grass catcher worked FINE. Come on, John Deere, you need to step up with this one. I still can't believe we wasted so much money on this thing.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave60 Does a great job!
The bagger attachment works best when used with Hi-lift blades. Do not try to mow when grass is wet. Any mower will clog with wet grass. I would not hire any lawn service that would mow when the grass is wet. My neighbors all tell me I have the nicest looking lawn around our neighborhood. The bagger attachment and Hi-lift blades are a big reason why! John Deere products are a very good buy and with proper care will last a lifetime.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bopper Great product!
Don't have a clue why these other reviews are so bad. I have mowed eleven times with mine, even wet grass with the blades that came with the mower. And not one time has it failed to do an excellent job! if these people think this is going to work on foot high grass they are wrong , NO mower will do that.
July 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Giant1 Don't waste your money
This system has several problems. With any moisture on grass (even light evening dew) the chute will clog and leave the grass clumped on the lawn. Tapping the chute steadily will help with this but it will still clog. The chute is secured to the mower deck with a heavy duty rubber strap. This strap will rot and weaken with exposure to sunlight and over time. Replacing the strap on the chute is a chore that requires at least three hands since the end must fit over a rivet with a large head.
A company with the reputation of John Deere should be ashamed to produce such an inferior attachment for their mowers. many of the reviews that I have read on this at other locations talk about the clogging problem, i am sure that if you live in a desert climate and mow often there is no clogging. Also most of the reviews are from short time owners. They have not had the joy of replacing the rubber strap.
September 19, 2012