Leaf vac engine.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Decoste76, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
    from MASS
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    can you change a leaf vac engine from a 8hp to a bigger hp engine and increase the suction?
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    you need to change your impeller

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  3. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
    from MASS
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    for what reason ?
     
  4. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    an 8 horse motor will run the same rpm as a 16 hp. So your impeller will have the exact same performance except it wont bog as much. The units with more hp run larger housings and impellors. Dont waste your time. sell it and get a better vac.
     
  5. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
    from MASS
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  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    16hp models are considered the start for commercial guys. I wouldnt run anything under 16hp. What your looking at there is a huge waste of money.
     
  7. Decoste76

    Decoste76 LawnSite Member
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    ya why's that? im small right now.. dont see the sense of spending a **** load of money on won right now. id rather stay at what im doing now then go and send thousands
     
  8. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    its unproductive and a waste of money. You will hate it.
     
  9. BlackBirdWS.6

    BlackBirdWS.6 LawnSite Member
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    its better to buy big now so when you get bigger you don't have to get rid of the baby vac and step up to a bigger one spend money once not twice, plus bigger motor=less problems clogs etc...
     
  10. ok4me2xlr8

    ok4me2xlr8 LawnSite Member
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