Clippings blowing into my face

hsvcara((Alabama - 7))March 19, 2010

I have a self-propelled walk-behind Craftsman that's a few years old. Normally, I just mulch mow so I don't have to deal with the catcher bag, but every spring I scalp my bermuda and bag the clippings. Trouble is, whenever I put the catcher bag on and start mowing, the clippings blow out through the crack between the bag and the plastic flap and I become covered with grass clippings.

My makeshift solution has been to put a cloth rag in the crack to fill it up, but that's getting old.

Any suggestions? Do the catcher bags normally warp? Should I try pounding the metal with a hammer?

Maybe I should just go buy some adhesive rubbery stuff and stick it on to seal the gap.

What do you think?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm not sure I understand the setup. Please describe it in more detail. Is this a hard plastic "bag" that warped?

I'm confused because you were first talking about a gap between the bag and a plastic flap then you begin asking whether "the metal" should be pounded. Which metal.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2010 at 4:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The adhesive rubbery stuff is the ticket AKA weatherstrip ;) You could look at the form of the frame. Sometimes they "sack out" from the weight of the grass and maybe a tweak here or there will create a better fit.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 12:48AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Craftsman ZTS 7500
Going to look at a used one of these tomorrow. Anything...
Reel Mower for Bermuda Lawn?
I was looking at the Fiskars StaySharp Max Reel Mower...
JD L100 and LA100 series trans oil change
I have a JD L118. It had a K46 trans that failed at...
Tru-cut Reel Clutch Adjustment
I've owned this guy since new (1979). Beyond normal...
Briggs and Stratton spark plug confusion
I've got a B & S opposed twin 422707 on a Craftsman...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™