Re: Craftsman companion, is it even real?
That opening should be big enough to let the air out and blow the grass up into the bagger.
After years of bagging our country collection of grasses and weeds I can only suggest thet you may have to go slower to allow the grass to make it up the chute before more follows and clogs it.
If the grass is really long because of the spring rains, as was the case here, you may have to make 2 passes, one at full height, then later a second pass at normal height.
My grass got so out of hand here, (12 to 16") I was down to making passes sometimes only 6-8" wide with a 42" deck, to keep from clogging it up.
The other alternative is to make one pass side discharging the clippings, then make a second pass to bag later, once the clippins have dried in the sun.
Larry ( in Southern Ontario )
1976 Ford LGT 165 / Johnson 10TC Loader / 54" Snowpusher.
1973 White Town & Country / 42" Two Stage Snow Blower.
1976 Ford RMT 66 RER / Grandson's first tractor.