A grass catcher is really a true companion of any owner who dislikes the spread of grass clippings all over the lawn. I guess you are no exception.
You know the crummy pieces of grasses makes the whole lawn messy. And you need to clean the lawn after every mowing. Seems annoying! Right?
Then why do you tolerate this hassle unnecessarily? You know attaching a grass catcher bag really saves you from this kind of hassle. I guess you are here for that purpose.
It’s actually a simple task to attach a grass catcher to a lawnmower. But without a proper guideline, sometimes a simple task turns into a harder one.
That’s why in this article, I will try to give you a proper guideline on how to attach grass catcher to lawn mower.
So, without delay, let’s start.
A Guide To Attaching Grass Catcher To Lawnmower
It’s not a big deal to attach a grass catcher to a lawnmower. You don’t need so much time and so much sweat to complete the task. It’s a pretty simple task and you only need a few tools to attach grass catcher to your lawnmower.
Basically the process of attaching the grass catcher in a riding lawn mower is a bit different from a push lawnmower. Let’s see what you need to do for attaching the grass catcher in both types of the lawnmower.
For Riding Lawnmower
Attaching a grass catcher in a riding lawnmower is so easy and simple process. Let’s have a look at the required tools that will make the task more convenient for you.
- Socket wrench
Now follow the steps outlined below to complete the entire task.
Steps to follow:
Step #1: Prepare The Lawn Mower
Take the lawnmower into an even surface and remove the key from the ignition switch.
Step #2: Attach The Bracket Screws
Now, take the screws and use a socket wrench to attach the screws with the mower. These screws basically hold the bracket with the lawnmower. After attaching the screws, place the bracket into the rear of your riding lawnmower.
Step #3: Adjust The Cotter Pin
Bag attachment has a cotter pin and you need to remove the pin. Place the attachment middle of the bracket and insert the large bolts that hold the attachment with the bracket.
When the attachment is lined up, just place the cotter pin back into its previous position. The base of the grass catcher is ready now. Place the bags in the bag attachment.
Step #4: Set Up The Tube
It’s time to set up the tube. The tube has two parts. You need to attach one part with the side discharge of the mower and another part with the grass catcher bag.
Take the lower part of the tube and attach it with the side discharge of the mower. There are two hooks that will help you to attach the part with the mower deck.
Take another part and insert the end edge of the tube in the hole of the grass catcher and attach the front edge with the first tube.
Now your riding mower is ready for clean mowing.
For Push Lawnmower
Attach anything in the push lawnmower is a little bit easier than the riding lawnmower. Now, let’s have a look at the process of attaching the grass catcher in the push lawnmower.
Basically you know some push lawn mowers carry rear discharge and some use side discharge for grass discharge. Let’s see how to attach a grass catcher in both types of the lawnmower.
How To Attach Rear Grass Catcher
Steps to follow:
Step #1: Lift The Rear Discharge Cap
At first, lift the rear discharge cap upwards to access the rear grass discharge area.
Step #2: Snap The Bag Hooks
Expanse the brackets with your hands. Now snap the lower hooks of the bag within the snap loops of the bag’s canvas. Snap the upper hooks as well from the upper loop.
Step #3: Set The Bag
Place the bag in the rear discharge area and attach the lower hooks of the bag to the roller notch of the lawnmower. You will find the roller notch at the side of the grass discharge.
Attach the upper hook with the hook grove of the lawnmower handle. Now, adjust the height of the bag and make sure the bag has no connection with the ground.
How To Attach Side Grass Catcher
Steps to follow:
Step #1: Attach Plastic Objects
At first, attach two plastic objects with the side discharge of your lawnmower. Now, use glue to attach the plastic objects. This will help you to hold the bag in the right position and the bag won’t be slipped away in the time of mowing.
Step #2: Place The Bag
Place the bag in the side-discharge area and make sure that the bag crosses the plastic objects properly.
Step #3: Tie The Bag With Rope
Now take a rope and tie the rope tightly around the discharge area. Note that, you must tie the rope at the end edge of the plastic objects.
Before mowing, makes sure that the front edge of the grass catcher bag doesn’t have any contact with the blades.
You are all set now.
So, Have you attached the grass catcher in your lawnmower? I guess it’s no more a troublesome task for you.
It’s really an easy and simple process. You don’t need to call any technician to do this. You can do this at home by yourself.
Hopefully, from this article, you got a clear idea of how to attach grass catcher to lawn mower.
Now, do it yourself and enjoy mowing!