lawn vacuums

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jason, Apr 5, 2000.

  1. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
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    Was at my dealer today. He has a Toro lawn vac. It's a pretty small unit with Briggs 6hp motor. Just a push type. Was curious as how well these units work and if anybody has any experience with them.<p>Not real serious about buying one, but it did look kinda neat.
     
  2. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    The push behinds and self propelled lawn vacs were are the biggest scams ever perpetuated on mankind(well almost) Ever try to push a bag of heavy leaves? Even self propelled models get bogged down on lumpy ground. The adds alway show flat ground. And the dust.....
     
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They work good for sucking up cigarette butts and cleaning up curbs at commercial sites. Not much use on lawns.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Member
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    In my experience, you can't vacuum up anything that is matted in the turf. For spring cleanup I either use a rotary broom or a York power rake to loosen everything up,, then suck it up with mower and bagger. Maybe not an ideal system but it works so far. Has anyone seen a Goosen &quot;Mid-Vac&quot; in operation? I've thought about looking into one,, just the price scares me
     
  5. richard

    richard Banned
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    i stripe lawns in the late fall with my BILLY GOAT and just spread the debris thin over beds to cut dump fees...i don't know how i ever worked without my goat
     

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