The three-bag MCS provides landscapers with an efficient way to collect material clippings while mowing.
 - Photo courtesy of John Deere

The three-bag MCS provides landscapers with an efficient way to collect material clippings while mowing.

Photo courtesy of John Deere

John Deere is expanding its ZTrak mower attachment line-up with the addition of a new three-bag Material Collection System (MCS). Compatible with all gas-powered Z900 models, this bagging system features an improved design for more efficient material collection and superior performance.

The three-bag MCS provides professional landscapers with an efficient way to collect material clippings while mowing. The new design reduces the size of the MCS, making it easier to maneuver and transport on trailers. The location of the blower housing behind the rear tire of the mower creates a shorter path for the clippings to travel from the blower into the bag to reduce the occurrence of plugs. Also, with stronger suction on the blower, there are no double passes required, saving operators time.

The 11.75-inch diameter, heavy-duty impeller chops up materials into small pieces, creating a more efficient fill from left to right. This ensures the system collects as many clippings as possible, maximizing fill capacity. In addition, the bags are lighter than the previous model, even when full, making it easier to unload and empty, and tool-free clips offer easy in-field removal, allowing the operator to quickly go from collecting to side discharge.