The bags were easy to remove from their brackets and each bag has a strap on the bottom to hold onto while shaking the grass out of them.
This is certainaly not the Craftman of old as if the grass is slightly damp, not wet at all, the chute will block up at the bottom and when it does work only the bag on the far right fill. In addition to this the first year the welds on the hanger for the bags broke and being a welder I can tell you this was never welded as it looked like it was being held by the paint as I can find no weld. I already own two Sears Garden tractors the new one will be the last Craftsman I will ever buy.
Easy to set up - replaced a lawn sweeper and picks up about as much grass as the lawn sweeper did. The major issue is that the attachment to deck does not seal well enough and you end up blowing more grass out the top left side of the deck instead of up the shoot. The attachment is flimsy plastic with no integrity to it - needs to have either thicker PVC or even metal reinforcement to the area. Will probably try to either rivot a metal plate to hold it in place or simply drill into my deck to hold it in place....
said it would fit my model mower and bolt up. it did not
BAGGER SHUTE NEEDS TO BE RE-ENFORCED WHERE IT ATTACHES TO MOWER DECK AS IT USUALLY BREAKS IN THAT AREA WHERE
THE RECTANGULAR HOLE IS USED TO ATTACH THE TUBE. YOU SHOULD ALSO OFFER A RECTANGULAR PIECE OF METAL TO GO
OVER THE SQUARE HOLE TO REINFORCE IT..HELD IN PLACE BY A PIN THRU A HOLE DRILLED THRU THE SQUARE TAB THAT STICKS UP FROM THE MOWER DECK......I MAKE MY OWN...THE REPLACEMENT OF THE LOWER SHUTE IS RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE !!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ANYWAY
Very large yard and it's in the woods this is the ticket
bought for a craftsman 8400 pro tractor, will not fit either bracket supplied