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Durkin Tactical Franklin Armory
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Posted: 8/21/2016 10:57:30 AM EDT
I am looking for a tow behind grass/leaf catcher for my mower.

I had an older Craftsman unit that was purchased from the previous owners of the house we bought. It lasted about half a season before the first time the plastic gears in the wheels disintegrated. The second set of gears just ate themselves and I am done putting money into it. Every review for the current models I have seen says they are all constructed of plastic and last about 1 year under good conditions.

What I am looking for is a decent quality model that will not self destruct every year. I recall growing up my dad had an old Parker catcher and that things was built like a tank. Is there anything made today that will have similar quality? What sayeth the hive.
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Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:30:43 PM EDT
We have an Agri-Fab, it works pretty well and has lasted 3 years so far.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:37:07 PM EDT
I have a Craftsman sweeper and it has lasted 5 years so far. Mine does not have plastic gears though.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:38:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:39:40 PM EDT
I just mulch them with my lawn tractor.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:53:15 PM EDT
Agri Fab, they are well built and work great.  A little spendy though!
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 1:02:59 PM EDT

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Agri Fab, they are well built and work great.  A little spendy though!
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$189 once is a lot cheaper than $99 every three years.

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