Cyclon Rakes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Captain, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just got some info. in the mail about a unit called "The Cyclone Rake". Has anyone out there had any experiance with this equipment? It seems like it may be handy for cleanup in some of the more densely landscaped residential areas. The power unloader feature seems like it could be a real problem solver even on trailers. Comments please.
     
  2. GLAN

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    Is there a website?
     
  3. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have 2 of them.they work great on wide open yards.its hard with a ztr to turn around with it in tight spots.plus going along hills or going down hills is scary.but all in all it gets my vote.the price is far less then an exmark UV,trac vac and peco.for around 1000 you get a unit that holds way more than those other units.it folds up for easy storage and it is very lite
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Interesting piece................
     
  6. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the Sales Viedo of them and they suck everything up it seems! I like the fact they fold up too- I dont have a bunch of rom for all my stuff, and the last thing I need is some big ol box taking up space.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is interesting. Is the unit for a ZTR solid mounted to the Z, or is it a trailering type, too?
     
  8. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
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    From what I've seen it is a ridged mount, rather than a castering trailer type. This makes it easier to back into places and/or turn around . Check out their website and get the free video and prices.
     
  9. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, while they can fold up and reduce storage space and whatnot, I'm not really satisfied with the plastic "Flex" impeler. They say its plastic so it wil flex when a rock hits it, but the housing will still be damaged. I think its a way of making something cheaply and telling the consumer its for the good of things. Not to mention it doesnt have a good reduction ratio.
     
  10. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have sucked up bricks and it has done nothing to the impeller or the plastic housing.cans bottles big rocks even a little lawn decoration made out of concrete.that little decoration broke right up.now on my giant vac leaf loaders i have sucked up stuff like that but the impeller bent right up.i even have holes in the housing which is steel.


    i think it breaks down leaves really well.i run doubles on the z gators and high lifts.1 acre of grass and leaves fills the bag 2 1/2 times.all depends on how much there is.i feel that its crazy to spend 1800 to 3000 for a vac system that you may only use in the spring and fall.i have exmarks you don't see me with ultra vacs i have trac vacs because i feel that i got them at a fair price.but it takes forever to do fall claenups they only hold 32 gallions.my cyclone rake holds 300 gallions.plus if something breaks they send the parts right out
     

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