Sometimes, using a lawnmower without a bagger can create a mess. Lawnmower baggers are useful in collecting grass clippings, leaves, and debris. They help you by providing you with a delicate, clean, and manicured lawn. Most of the lawnmowers won’t come up with the bagger system. So, today we’re going to give you a guide on how to make a bagger for a lawn mower by saving money to keep it cheap.
In this article, we will cover the inexpensive and affordable methods in detail to make a bagger at home by keeping your budget in range. We are aiming to help you with the economical solutions for the bagging issues in the lawnmower.
Here are the time-saving and affordable methods with easy and simple step-by-step instructions to make your own inexpensive, reusable, and detachable lawnmower bagger.
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3 Methods – How To Make a Bagger For a Lawn Mower
Method 1: Using a Reusable Garbage Bag or a Trash Bag
The following steps will tell you how to make a bagger for a lawn mower using a reusable garbage bag or a trash bag at home.
- Wrap the open end of the duct tube around the chute and the discharge area where the grass clippings got discharged.
- By leaving no holes or gaps in the opening, use the duct tape to attach the duct tube with the chute to prevent the grass clippings from dropping out.
- At the back of the lawnmower, wrap the closed end of the trash bag around the support bar with duct tape.
- It will help you to pull the bag easily while eliminating the risk of the bag slipping out.
- Carefully remove the duct tape from the discharge area and empty the bag by removing the closed end of the bag from the support bar when the bag gets full.
- You can reuse this trash bag as a bagger several times after disposing of the grass clippings.
- You can assemble a new garbage bag before every use because these are the cheap ones and you can save your money.
Method 2: Using a Tarpaulin Sheet and Duct Tube
This section will guide you on how to make a bagger for a lawn mower with a tarpaulin sheet and duct tube.
- Tarpaulin sheet
- 4 ft to 6 ft piece of duct tube, 7 inches in diameter
- Tools to cut and drill the duct
- Duct tape
- 2 bungee cords
- Clamps for edge foldings
- Roll up the front of the discharge chute with a duct tube from different angles to give a smooth flow.
- Attach one end of the duct tube with the discharge chute by using clamps and duct tube while leaving its one end open.
- Use a tarpaulin sheet of suitable size that can be easily manageable. A smaller tarpaulin sheet will be easy to maneuver.
- Make a bag by folding the edges of the sheet with the help of clamps and duct tape as needed.
- Pull the tarpaulin sheet over the discharge chute by covering the open end of the duct tube.
- Fasten the sheet tightly and carefully with the duct tube by using duct tape.
- Roll the edges of the sheet up by making it a closed bag like a bagger for use.
- Use it, fill it, make it empty after the use, and reassemble it when needed.
Method 3: Using a Plywood and Soft Netting
The following steps will lead you to the DIY for how to make a bagger for a lawn mower by using plywood and soft netting.
- 5 inches of Plywood 3 ft*4 ft
- 2x2s, 8 to 10 feet long
- Roll of soft netting or chicken cage net wire.
- 8 inches vent piping
- 8 inches vent elbow
- 3 small hooks
- 1/4 inches and 5×36 inch board for the door.
- Start by cutting half-inch plywood as wide as the mower is and 4 feet long.
- Drill a couple of 1 inches holes at the edges of the piece of wood and set it on the mower.
- Now cut 2/2 10 feet long pieces and attach them at the edges of the board with the help of screws.
- Now build a 4 feet square frame with a 64-inch diagonal.
- Use the metal brackets on the corners of the diagonals and regular L-brackets on the entire edges.
- Made another square frame by following the steps mentioned above, putting it on the other side, and attaching them by using the angle braces.
- Use 2 angular braces to prevent the box from tipping.
- Use cross members on the top corners of the box by making another triangle to keep the whole frame even.
- Now wrap the whole box/frame with the lightweight mesh called Soft Netting.
- After wrapping the whole frame, tie down the net by keeping the edges loose with a wooden slab popped on by a brad nailer.
- Now build the door to let the leaves out.
- Start by grabbing the net or the side edges with small chips.
- Cut the loose edge of the net.
- Install a header by wrapping around the mesh and stapling it on with a brad nailer.
- Attach a door by pinching the hooks on it to make it secure.
- Attach one end of the duct tube at the discharge area of the chute while putting the other end in the box through a hole in the net.
- Fasten the frame/box by attaching the 2 supporting wires to keep the box stiff, tight, and stable.
- Test the box and the duct tube attached by collecting the leaves.
- Empty the box filled with leaves by using a blower for easy disposing of the leaves.
We hope by reading the following guide about how to make a bagger for a lawn mower, these methods will help you in the future to save your money and make you capable of trying all the techniques at home for your lawnmower.
You can try these 3 easy and quick DIYs for how to make a bagger for a lawn mower by following the simple methods and steps to keep everything in range and avoid the replacement difficulties.