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    Silver Member ArkCivEngr's Avatar
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    Default JD 3-bag power flow bagger

    I'd really like to have one of these for the X495, so I popped into Deere's confuserator--uh, configurator--to check out the price. It lists the power flow bagger itself for $755, which wouldn't be too bad. But down under "Accessories" it shows a "High Performance Blower Assembly for 62C mower" for another $428.

    I thought the blower was included as part of the collection system. Is it? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    Also, what sort of safeguards (if any) does this thing have to protect from the occasional stick or gravel? Or do I have to have an Augusta National-type lawn to have one?

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    Various: J.D. 110TLB, 320S.S., 4010, 445, 757

    Default Re: JD 3-bag power flow bagger

    Hi,

    I have the two bag power-flo system on my 445/54". As I recall, the "kit" without the high performance option, which is what I have, utilizes the outside pulley for the blower belt.

    The high perfromance option uses a seperate blower motor. I don't believe you use both, you get one or the other. I could be wrong on this, but this is how it was explained to me.

    Regarding how well the unit works I can only attest to the basice unit like I have. I have run the thing since 2000. It has always worked well for me. The only time I plugged it was when I was cutting some thick wet clover. Other than that I have run it hard and at times neglected the maintenance side, but it keeps on ticking!

    It can be a little "cumbersome" if you frequently dettach/attach, but it is not terrible. The only option I saw that I thought was better was the hydraulic dump hopper system. It is a fair amount more $$$, and I just don't bag enough to justify it. Hope this helps.

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    Silver Member Dirtboy's Avatar
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    Cant decide

    Default Re: JD 3-bag power flow bagger

    Hello, I just bought A JD X485 w/ 3 bushel power flow system today. I cant wait to try it out this fall. The cost for the collection system was $1150.

    Adios Mike

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    JD 737 757 840

    Default Re: JD 3-bag power flow bagger

    where did you find bagger. do they have baggers for 757 zero turns. thanks.

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    Default Re: JD 3-bag power flow bagger

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtboy View Post
    Hello, I just bought A JD X485 w/ 3 bushel power flow system today. I cant wait to try it out this fall. The cost for the collection system was $1150.

    Adios Mike
    Mike,
    Are you still using the Powerflow with your X485? I have had an X485 for a number of years now but looking for an effective way to get my leaves up :0 I don't want to spend a ton of money and thought I could find a used Powerflow system. I mulch when cutting grass (54c deck) and would only use this in the fall for leaves.

    Thanks,
    Tim

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