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Clippings blowing into my face

Posted by hsvcara (Alabama - 7) (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 19, 10 at 12:24

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?

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RE: Clippings blowing into my face

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.

RE: Clippings blowing into my face

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.

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