Have been entertaining the idea of building one to compliment zero turns and garden tractors. I own several different brands of commercial mowers and other machines. The collectors that Exmark , Grasshopper, and some others sell don't fit my needs. And, even though the largest one that Grasshopper makes is made of metal and appears to hold a lot, it is still too small.
After I get through with some of the tractor restoration projects, I hope to be able to have a workable design figured out and begin working on it.
The mounted collectors are too time consuming to install and take off. Although a trailering type design will limit the use for wide open areas with lots of room to turn around, it will hold a lot more grass and leaves. And, I won't have to stop as often to unload.
Anyone have some design ideas they'd like to share?
There was a homemade one that somebody built out of thick plexiglass. That doesn't look to be durable enough. Sure,it's simple to see when the hopper is full,but over many hours of use that plexiglass is going to get very abraded.