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Old 12-03-2003, 05:04 PM
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Residential lawn/leaf cleanup

I am interested in purchasing a used Billy Goat KD50C Lawn Vac for small residential lawn cleanup. The machine is a 5.0 HP push type. Bag is ok, no hose attachment.

Any opinions about using this machine for that purpose?

$250.00 for the unit.



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Old 12-03-2003, 07:04 PM
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I haven't used a lawn vac personally, so take this with a grain of salt. But from what I've read here and elsewhere, the two main problems with lawn vacs in general are lack of power/suction, and dust coming through the bag.

The only lawn vac that I've seen that might be worth a look at is a new one from Bear Cat. Is has rotating bars in the front that pull up matted down lawn debris. And everything goes into a plastic can, maybe cutting down on the dust(?). I'm sure it's costly though.

What type of mower are you using, and do you have a bagger for it? This would be one way to go.

Good luck. And if you do get the vac, be sure to give us a review.
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Old 12-03-2003, 09:33 PM
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I use a 21" Snapper Hi vac mower.
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Old 12-03-2003, 09:35 PM
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Is a Leaf Blower a better investment then? I understand that some of that type of equipment will vacumm as well as blow.
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