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K9LWT
11-01-2001, 10:29 PM
Has anyone tried/seen the leaf collection system for the Stander? I just saw it online, but couldn't get any details. I am looking for a manufacturer, price, dimensions, etc.

It looks cool, two barrels somehow mounted to the front of the machine with an impeller mounted on the right side.

gogetter
11-01-2001, 10:46 PM
Where did you see a 2 barrel design at? I know Trac-Vac makes one for the Stander, but I think it's just one barrel.

tpirobert
11-01-2001, 10:55 PM
I mounted a Trac Vac unit on my 61" Stander last year, but decided to go with double blades and metal side bag this year. The engine sticking out on the side and big 44 gallon can blocking view were an annoyance. My Trac Vac unit had origonally been on a 44" Toro walkbehind. I would try double blades and the metal grass gobbler side bag before spending $1,500 on a bagging unit. I'm using 6 gator blades on my 61" Stander.......and a good dust mask!

mdb landscaping
11-02-2001, 11:29 AM
www.trac-vac.com

MRPLOW
11-02-2001, 06:39 PM
The grass gobler attaches right to the frame from the factory on the Wright Standers. Add a leaf gobbler and you have like 10 cubic feet. As big as many collection systems on riders that cost over a grand and have more maintenance. I don't see how the trac vack could be any better. It costs a lot more, requires installation and has more things to break and maintain. It may not even be any bigger.

gogetter
11-02-2001, 07:28 PM
Mrplow, reduction is the key with the Trac Vac. It isn't just a bag, it shreds the leaves to reduce the volume. Very important if you're going to bag them I'd say. But it is expensive stuff.

BRL
11-02-2001, 09:22 PM
Put double blades on that Stander and double cut the lawn. If that didn't shred them up enough, do a 3rd pass with the gobbler on (or put it on for the second pass) and it will look beautiful. The last pass with the catcher on will have much less leaves than normally hauled away also. I have the Leaf Gobbler also and this method is a lot quicker, cheaper & easier than vacuuming leaves.

K9LWT
11-03-2001, 01:59 PM
I saw the leaf collection system by using yahoo and typing in "wright stander leaf collection". It brought up Allen Lawnmower in MA. The system is 1299-. I think I am going to go with the leaf gobbler extension for the jumbo gobbler I am using.

K9LWT
11-03-2001, 02:05 PM
I know there are plenty of links on how to mount double blades, but can I just stack two sets, or is there more to it?

tpirobert
11-03-2001, 02:58 PM
I'm running double gators on my 61" Stander. I just take one spacer from bottom of spindle. No special brackets, just eyeball 90 degree ( x pattern ) and tighten the blades down. IF your spindles have gotten out of alignment, ie bent or moved, the blades may wack each other. If this happens grind a little off the ends of the blades. You'll need to check air filter often due to dust of pulverised leaves. Hope this helps.

BRL
11-03-2001, 11:19 PM
"IF your spindles have gotten out of alignment, ie bent or moved, the blades may wack each other. If this happens grind a little off the ends of the blades."

I disagree. IF this is the case you should fix the spindle problem, not unbalance the blades to adjust to something else that is broken on the mower.

I use the Leaf Gobbler also & this is a great tool during leaf season. Like TPI said make sure the blades are tightened down at a 90 degree angle to each other. I have had the best luck with regular under gator set up.

K9LWT
11-04-2001, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the input guys, I will try it.

scottlawns
11-04-2001, 07:02 PM
i use to use a quik vac for my dane surfer...and that was the dustiest thing in the world..its right in front of your face and does work but nothing like the walker i bought for this fall,my clean ups have been fun and look PERFECT when your done,

tpirobert
11-04-2001, 08:04 PM
I'm not in favor of unbalanced blades. Always check balance of blades when sharpening. The Wright Stander spindles have slack in the holes where bolts attach them to the deck. They can move around on you if you hit the dirt or a stump or two. There is VERY little space between blades when they are passing each other. Also good to check length of blades as I have found not all are perfect length.