Hello folks! Days, months, and years go by far too quickly. I have been away for quite a while. Finally checked back in to forum today. Great to see GTT still going strong as ever!
I'd like to run this past the brain trust! I have a 2001 Wheel Horse 520xi with a Vac-Bagger system (last year before Toro ruined the Wheel Horse brand). I have been using this tractor since new and loving it, and continue to use it when bagging is needed...very high grass, spring lawn clean-up, and picking up fall leaves. Unfortunately the black plastic housing for the impeller is falling apart and the impeller is now contacting the inside of and tearing the housing apart. Getting parts for repair are non-existent.
So, I'm noodling on getting a bagger system for my 1025R with a 54" AutoConnect deck. I checked a while ago on the Deere bagger system...don't remember price, just that it was stupid expensive.
Has anyone found a non-OEM bagger system that works well with the 1025R, and I don't need to mortgage my house? I am not interested in a "towed trailer type" system, but one that is so to speak "one-with-the-tractor" type.
Any help appreciated.