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Decoste76
11-17-2010, 05:13 PM
can you change a leaf vac engine from a 8hp to a bigger hp engine and increase the suction?

Landrus2
11-17-2010, 05:26 PM
can you change a leaf vac engine from a 8hp to a bigger hp engine and increase the suction?



you need to change your impeller

Decoste76
11-17-2010, 05:26 PM
for what reason ?

punt66
11-17-2010, 05:32 PM
for what reason ?

an 8 horse motor will run the same rpm as a 16 hp. So your impeller will have the exact same performance except it wont bog as much. The units with more hp run larger housings and impellors. Dont waste your time. sell it and get a better vac.

Decoste76
11-17-2010, 06:19 PM
well what you think about this? http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/grd/2065181681.html .. im looking to get my first leaf vac think its worth doing this and maybe throwin a new/used engine in it for a couple hun. $

punt66
11-17-2010, 06:23 PM
well what you think about this? http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/grd/2065181681.html .. im looking to get my first leaf vac think its worth doing this and maybe throwin a new/used engine in it for a couple hun. $

16hp models are considered the start for commercial guys. I wouldnt run anything under 16hp. What your looking at there is a huge waste of money.

Decoste76
11-17-2010, 06:31 PM
ya why's that? im small right now.. dont see the sense of spending a **** load of money on won right now. id rather stay at what im doing now then go and send thousands

punt66
11-17-2010, 06:34 PM
ya why's that? im small right now.. dont see the sense of spending a **** load of money on won right now. id rather stay at what im doing now then go and send thousands

its unproductive and a waste of money. You will hate it.

BlackBirdWS.6
11-17-2010, 07:17 PM
its better to buy big now so when you get bigger you don't have to get rid of the baby vac and step up to a bigger one spend money once not twice, plus bigger motor=less problems clogs etc...

ok4me2xlr8
11-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Hey WS6 I sent you a PM.

Darryl G
11-17-2010, 08:57 PM
Really, you'd be more productive loading leaves into a garbage can and shredding them with your string trimmer. That thing is not designed for bulk loading.

BlackBirdWS.6
11-17-2010, 10:29 PM
Really, you'd be more productive loading leaves into a garbage can and shredding them with your string trimmer. That thing is not designed for bulk loading.

haha wayy back in the day i was using a 5hp Briggs and Straton to suck leaves, and once i got my giant vac i regret ever wasting my time with that but it still got the job done...just in a longer amount of time.

I6pwr
11-18-2010, 01:03 AM
Decoste76....What leaf vac do you currently have now?

Decoste76
11-18-2010, 07:58 AM
i dont have one

Mowbizz
11-18-2010, 05:01 PM
I have the Lesco 16 horse and it is okay but you have to feed it sensibly...a big plug of wet leaves will have you cussing...dry leaves are no problemo...:usflag:
Power is king when talking leaf loaders...

Mowbizz
11-18-2010, 05:28 PM
you need to change your impeller

Where did that picture of an impeller come from? Who sells replacement ones?
Thanks!