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Old 03-24-2011, 08:47 PM
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piggy back vac this is genious

first time ive ever seen this

http://www.piggyback-vac.com/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h52do0dHTBo&NR=1
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:33 PM
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Heard a rumor from my dealer that they were designing something like that for the Toro Grandstand. I'm hopin they'll have it for a fair price in several years from now because I would be tempted to buy one. I love standers but no one mulches around here.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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Great idea, dont like the idea of using a backpack blower though. Its really noisy and you will wear out a $500 blower quick using it with the same amount of hours that you use your stand on.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:47 PM
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I'm sure there could be a "normal" pony motor used. I think the simple aspect of the piggybac vac is that you can choose your own booster.

Great looking setup if you ask me!
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:50 PM
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^^ ""I'm not a Miracle Worker, if it looks like crap now, it will look like crap with stripes when I am done.""


HAHA thats funny
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:27 AM
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I am slightly interested in the product. Do you know the price? I can't say I'd pay more than maybe $800 assuming I have to supply the backpack blower. If it were more than that, I would build it myself.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:39 AM
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i have no idea on the price.. but thats what i was thinking of just building one.. can probally do it for under 200 bucks in scrap metal.. and use an old pos blower
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:47 AM
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It would be a solid idea if its less than the ultra vac, the back pack blower has to be cheaper htan like a ultra vac blower!
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:53 AM
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i have no idea on the price.. but thats what i was thinking of just building one.. can probally do it for under 200 bucks in scrap metal.. and use an old pos blower
I don't know if I could do it for quite that cheap. I wouldn't be comfortable using steel for the hopper just due to the weight and aluminum get's pretty pricey.

But whatever the case I think it would be a fun winter project. 4 inch exhaust tubing for the blower adapter and for the 8 inch pipe I could just bend sheet metal around a template and weld it up. I honestly don't see why it would be that difficult. Time consuming, yes, but I'd have fun with it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:53 AM
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Another thing I did not see is are they offering a weight kit to level out the rear end weight? That thing full can get heavy and all stand ons have light front ends.
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