lawn sweepers vs rear grass catcher

I have a lawn tractor and I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion whether I should get a grass bagger for on the back of it or a tow lawn sweeper.
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Do you have leaves to clean up in the fall, or just grass clippings?
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On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 15:31:52 -0400, in alt.home.lawn.garden
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:I have a lawn tractor and I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion :whether I should get a grass bagger for on the back of it or a tow lawn :sweeper.
Baggers cost more than sweepers (in my case $300 + s/h vs $125 on sale assembled and ready to haul out the door).
The sweepers' brushes are powered by the wheels, this means that if you can't build up a respectable speed, it won't pick up. Without a load the wheels tend to skid (a pair of 8" concrete blocks roped to the frame will cure this).
Big yard with lots of smooth open space to build and maintain jogging (+) speed? Get the sweeper and save money.
Lumpy yard with lots of trees/flower-beds/obstacles + objects to run into? Spend the money, save the headache.
I wish I had.
As soon as the warrantee runs out on mine I'm un-hooking the wheels from the sweeper shaft and hooking up a motor to it.
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I'd forget them both and go purchase a Stihl BR420 backpack blower for about 400 bucks.
You will not be disappointed with it.
You cant clean out the garage sand and leaves with your mower :)
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