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Homemade JD Collection Sys,

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by onlyNadvance, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Mowingkid35

    Mowingkid35 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 286

    ill take two.
     
  2. onlyNadvance

    onlyNadvance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Neither I am running the standard low lift blades M128485. The Hi lift blades are to much and I get to much blowout in front of the deck. and the gators i only like if im running a closed deck.
     
  3. M RASCOE&SONS

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    that looks awesome
     
  4. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    I am building a similiar unit for my Z. Good job. How is the suction with leaves on one pass?
     
  5. onlyNadvance

    onlyNadvance LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    The suction at the boot is awesome better than i anticipated really, Leaves no problem even cut grass clippings in a single pass, if it comes out the deck discharge its going up the into the hopper. i do have to take it slower with pine straw but still have had only two or three clogs since i have been using it all pine straw related. But i am running 8" hose and boot inlet at the blowers intake and 8" at the discharge. Good luck and I would love to see your progress if possible. any questions that I can help with just ask.
     
  6. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 1,024

    I saw this thread a while back and was having trouble finding it again. Anyhow, where did you get the 8'' flex hose?
     
  7. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    What hp is the motor?
     
  8. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Well I'm still working on my system. A video of it in action would be awesome.
     
  9. flyingdutch16

    flyingdutch16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 464

    iknow this is an old thread, but how many horsepower is the engine?
     
  10. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Thats a 5hp briggs
     

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