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Old 10-14-2004, 03:48 PM
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Mowerboy04 Mowerboy04 is offline
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leaf vac

ok what should i buy for a leaf vac i finaly broke down and am takeing a loan from my grandpa. I need to know what brand works the best. i have a bobcat 219 with a 52in deck. i plan to go on saterday to buy one thanks
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2011 wright stander RH 52" 19hp
1013 exmark commerical 30" wb
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Old 10-14-2004, 03:56 PM
mkroher mkroher is offline
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I have a Giant Vac with the 16 hp Vanguard. I've had it for 4 seasons. No problems what so ever. I should have bought the bigger model though, since I have commercial accounts with huge freakin piles that i need to get rid of wet or dry
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Old 10-14-2004, 04:42 PM
bushtrimmer bushtrimmer is offline
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Not to burst your bubble or anything, but, u sure u need a vac?

My suggestion for leaves:
1. Buy gator magnum blades for your wb.
2. Buy an accelerator bagger for your wb.
3. Blow out leaves in beds into lawn.
4. Mow lawn once or twice w/ gator blades to chop up leaves.
5. Mow lawn with bagger attached.

Leaves are shredded better than with vac, easier to manuver mower than vac, one less engine to maintain

That's my 2 cents, hate to see u borrow money for something u really don't need
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