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Giant vac's??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by John Gamba, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Does anyone use the Giant vac (Leaf Buster) on there zero turn?? Looks like something i could use:D

    John

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  2. bigchap

    bigchap LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Looks like it would work nicely, but I dont see that much more benefit opposed to a push billy goat or giant vac because you can't go to fast when you blowing leaves. If the cost isn't much more than go for it. The blower are unbeatable when you have a big leave job to do.
    Good luck
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    hey john, i see a few guys in town who have them use them. by watching them work they do work pretty good! we have a huge agrimetal blower that mounts on the front pto of a hustler 4600 series. this thing moves some serious leaves. if we didnt have that, i would definately try that giant vac. ive never personally tried it cause we dont have the need for one, but seems the guys who have it swear by it.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Jay sells them. Ive seen them there, i think i might have some work for something with like 4,000 Cfms LOLOLOL

    How have you been??

    John
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    There almost twice the CFM's of the biggest pusher they have. You can do hills without breaking a sweat LLOL

    John
     
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    I was tempted to get one from Collinsville Power Equ when they first came out but after looking at it a few times I decided it was very limmited for directional use. Would be hard to manouver the the Z to be very efficent. I ended up getting a Buffalo Turbine. The nozzel rotates 180 degrees.

    Gene
     
  7. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    http://www.agrimetal.com/eng/products_blower_p2.htm

    heres what we use......this thing makes some noise. gotta love firing it up every morning at 7 am:D ive been good john. jay was telling me you had been in last time i was there. he asked me if i had talked to you lately. anyway, at some point im sure we'll cross paths. our shop is right down the street from there.
     
  8. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I have seen those ZTR blowers. I used one in a lot. I would say if you have a lot of open areas works fine, but for confined not so great and it may scuff up the turf with alot of turning. I just saw the new self propelled Fraden 16 hp blower and looks very nice and priced right, at around 2,200. I will be getting one of these when my other blowers burn out.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812


    Thanks Gene, i'll look into the buffalo turbine :waving:

    John
     
  10. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    I had one of those When i use to do bigger props, it was on the back (pto) of a tractor. We had a problem with the rock drive ways:nono: The problem was there was no rocks on the drive ways once you forgot and went over it:cry:

    It could move leaves lololol.

    See you at the big C's:waving:

    John
     

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