Specifications & Dimensions
|Overall Dimensions:||9 Bushels|
|Number of Bins:||3-bin Bagger|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||60|
|Fits Brands/Models:||42 in. lawn tractor deck|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Collector, Unload Method:||Lift and dump|
Ratings & Reviews
The Craftsman Soft Bagger 9 Bushel 3 Bin Lets You Maintain a Well-Manicured Lawn
The Craftsman 3 bin soft bagger for lawn tractor easily attaches to a 42 inch deck to quickly and efficiently collect grass clippings and leaves. Plus, unlike a typical bag system, you won't need to deal with individual bags – simply fill the bins up with clippings, lift, dump and refill. This 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 amounts of water, oxygen and nutrients.
Easy-to-empty Craftsman soft bagger 9 bushel 3 bin collects up to a massive 9 bushels of clippings for less frequent dumping. Boasting a 50% larger capacity than a standard 2-bin bagger, this 3-bin bagger offers less frequent dumping, as well as less frequent stopping so you can get the job done in half the time. The top of the bag is designed for improved airflow, which results in fuller bags. Easy-glide design with built-in handles provides no-hassle clipping disposal.
- Built by Craftsman, this Craftsman 3 Bin Soft Bagger For Lawn Tractor was built to last
- Fits lawn tractors with a 42 in. deck
- 50% larger capacity than a standard 2-bin bagger
- Improved airflow results in fuller bags
- Easy-glide design with built-in handles for easy clipping disposal
- Collects up to 9 bushels of grass clippings, leaves and debris
- Simple lift, dump and refill operation
- No bag required
- Some minimal assembly required
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I've been using the same 3 bagger on my yard tractor for 10 years. I have to say that the earlier model was more flexible the newer version than the newer version. The newer model cover cracks way to easy. So I went back to my older model cover. It doesn't break like the newer one. I changed my bags to the mesh bags. They seem to work a lot better than the plastic bags that came with the attachment.
Bagger worked just great at first. Then it started to fall off the side clips late in the first season I had it. Then the next season, it was so bad I had to abandon using it altogether. Everytime I try to reattach it to the side, it both barely fits, and then falls off after 2-10 minutes of normal use. Keep in mind, this is after using it without issue for the first few months, so all was attached and working just fine initially. I am not sure what changed/broke on the bagger, only that it refuses to stay attached, even with modification.
Saint Cloud, MN
This review is for the 42" 3 bin, not the 42-46 hybrid. I was hesitant to buy this due to some of the bad reviews but went ahead anyway. I have to say I have zero of the problems others have had. I was amazed how easy it was to install and remove when not in use. I don't see how the bins could fall off but would note that the instructions specifically state to load from the left to the right for proper bin overlap. Yea the bins fill from left to right but when you open it, at least the overflow can be rolled into the right bin before dumping. Not going to avoid this situation with any bagger system. There are 2 different mounting instructions to the mower deck. Mine was easy, the other involves an extra plate that comes with the unit. I am just using the original blades and the bagger works fine. It should go without saying not to try and bag wet grass or yes you will have clogging problems. I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend this product to anyone.
Did what it was supposed to do. Glad to have more capacity than the two bagger. Fit much better on the deck than my old one. Nothing exceptional, but nothing to complain about so far. (Except price was a little high, even on sale.) $84 for delivery is rediculous, so we had to drive 30 mi. to pick it up.
Ottawa Lake, MI
My bagger is for a 46" deck. It does a great job sucking up all leaves and grass clippings. The connections from the deck to the bin have no openings for grass and leaves to fall back on the lawn. The blades do not blow leaves away before the deck goes over them. My old rider would blow some leaves away before being driven over.
I am very happy with the purchase. It was well worth the money even though I paid more than the currently advertised price. I had this bagger attached to my riding mower for me by a friend. I was told it was easy to do (he was not an expert so he was happy it went well). The bags filled very quickly (my grass was long and loaded with leaves). The 3 BinSoft Bagger is going to save a lot of backbreaking hours of raking leaves & grass as I have almost an 1/2 acre of land.