Yard Bug Internal Bagging System

Tom131(Washington State)April 8, 2012

Just inherited a Yard Bug Riding Mower, (Model 13B-325-401), Used only one summer. Excellent shape, kinda Fun! On the Grass Bag there is what the Manual calls a "Grass Fill Level Indicator". Mine only has the black rubber gromet, but no other functioning parts. The manual talks about a ball that drops as soon as the hopper is full (due to air flow). I know this thing is pretty cheap to buy, $13.66. The cut sheets show my gromet but no other working parts? Anybody got one of these? How is it configured? Does it really work?


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Unfortunately, I own one. You'll come to know why I say "unfortunately" soon enough. I bought it new, and the grass fill level indicator never made any attempt to work. It wasn't a big deal to me - not worth taking the machine in for an attempted repair. The only other person I know who has a Yard Bug says his indicator never worked either.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 9:24PM
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Tom131(Washington State)

Thanks, Thats what I figured. I'm just going to sell mine. You mind if I ask what you paid new?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 2:06PM
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New, about 10 years ago was around $1,200. Not a very good investment.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 2:28PM
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The "Grass Fill Level Indicator" is a yellow ping pong ball. However, you may use a white ping pong ball if you desire. The ball floats on a stream of air until the grass bin is full and then it settles down into the gromet located on top of the bin. There is a small window on the bug cover just in front of the seat to view the ball.

It's a very simple system and works very well.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 5:27PM
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