Specifications & Dimensions
|Overall Dimensions:||14.75 x 55.13|
|Number of Bins:||2-bin bagger|
|General Warranty:||1-yr limited|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||50|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Collector, Type:||Dump bin, no bag required|
|Collector, Unload Method:||Lift and dump|
Ratings & Reviews
Clean Up the Mess in Your Yard with the Craftsman Rider Bagger
The Craftsman 30inch rear engine rider bagger makes grass collection simple and easy. Time-saving, easy-to-empty two-bin system collects up to 3 bushels in one shot for less frequent dumping and more time on the mower getting the job done. Plus, unlike a bag system, you don't need to deal with individual bags – simply fill the bins up with clippings, lift, dump and enjoy your beautifully manicured lawn.
The Craftsman rider bagger completely eliminates the need for manual raking. If clippings aren't collected directly after mowing, they can build up over time, compress and prevent grass roots from receiving the right amount of water, oxygen and nutrients. In other words, if you want to keep your lawn looking its best, invest in this no-hassle, high-quality bagger built by Craftsman.
- Collect grass clippings, leaves and debris quickly and easily with the Craftsman 30inch Rear Engine Bagger
- The 2-bin bagger fits RER model numbers starting with 247.XXX tractors
- Two-bin system collects up to 3 bushels for less frequent dumping
- Includes a handy weight kit
- Simple lift and dump operation
- Durable, weather-resistant construction for a lifetime of durability
- Weighs only 50 lbs. for portability, storage and no-hassle maneuverability
- 14.75 x 55.13 overall dimensions for easy storage in your garage or shed
- Some minimal assembly required
- Backed by a Craftsman 1-year warranty to protect your investment
Added on March 13, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
This is a LITTLE bagger. I have 1/2 acre lot and did not even attempt to use it once I saw how little it really was. It is very difficult to install, took an hour to get bracket mounted alone. Comes with a very heavy counter weight that is not needed as bagger will never hold that much. It is not worth the price tag on it. Taking it back!!
The assembly process takes quite a bit of time: Step 1. When I took out the four self tap bolts, everything sprang out of position. Step 2. I needed a 4" C clamp to force the mounting bracket into position, and a center punch in one of the holes to hold everything in alignment while I tried to put the screws in. They didn't go in until I cleaned up the tapped holes in the mounting bracket with a 1/4-20 tap. Step 4. I had to run a 3/8-16 tap through the tapped hole before the attachment **** would go in. Steps 6 & 9. It's a struggle to get the chute tube into the the grass catcher hood. The design of my mower deck doesn't match that of the chute tube, so I had to remove the "two pins" from the chute tube and cut a slot in the chute tube to match my mower deck Once installed, it works fine, easy to empty, etc.
Functionally, it collects grass/leaves as advertised. The biggest issue I have is the fabric (rather than hard plastic) top cover blows dust everywhere, to the point that my backside is black with dirt and dust is in my eyes and nose. Poor design. As noted in other reviews, the triangular mounting plate covers the trailer hitch so that once the plate is bolted on, the trailer hitch is useless. Again, poor design. Swapping between bagger and no bagger is not as simple as it could be. There is no way to tell how full the bagger is getting, and if over filled, the debris falls on the ground when the cover is lifted to empty. Also, the cover does not open far enough to stay open when emptying bags, has bonked me on the head a few times. Three bushels sounds like a lot, but a larger capacity would mean more mowing and less stopping to empty bags. Having a bagger is better than not having a bagger, but this one needs to go back to the drawing board.
I ordered the rear bagger with the mower and was pleasantly surprised when Sears delivered mower and bagger completely assembled. After cutting a half-inch notch in the 2012 rear bagger chute to allow nudging it rearward to reliably contact the cutting deck safety cut-off switch on the 2013 mower, I was able to start the lawn mower and evaluate performance. Bagger chute removal was easy to fix the compatibility problem and re-assembly was a breeze. The two bins hold a lot of grass clippings, and emptying them into lawn bags is readily accomplished. Finger compatible wing nuts allow easy removal and easy install of the bagger and chute so that other mower attachments (mulcher or de-thatcher for example) should be readily installable.
Oak Lawn, IL
Cedar Park, TX
Nice set-up and design. All grass clippings are contained in the two bins. Easy access and dumping and they don't get in your way. They will also get through the gates with no problem. Nice job!
The bagger is pretty good except for one major flaw: You cannot use the hitch unless you completely remove the bagger support bracket, which is a pain. The bagger and bagger frame removes easy enough (one thumb bolt), but the support bracket still covers the hitch........ So basically, it is pretty good as long as you never plan on using the hitch. Or just drill and mount the hitch farther aft, which is what I did.
This bagger fits nicely on the back of the 30" riding lawnmower and it conveniently has two bags to pick up more grass before emptying. I think it is a fine product, but the grass does kind of leak out of the top while the mower is moving. It is not a big deal and I find the bagger to be a big help in mowing the lawn. I would recommend it.