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leaf vac

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    ok what should i buy for a leaf vac i finaly broke down and am takeing a loan from my grandpa. I need to know what brand works the best. i have a bobcat 219 with a 52in deck. i plan to go on saterday to buy one thanks
  2. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I have a Giant Vac with the 16 hp Vanguard. I've had it for 4 seasons. No problems what so ever. I should have bought the bigger model though, since I have commercial accounts with huge freakin piles that i need to get rid of wet or dry :(
  3. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    Not to burst your bubble or anything, but, u sure u need a vac?

    My suggestion for leaves:
    1. Buy gator magnum blades for your wb.
    2. Buy an accelerator bagger for your wb.
    3. Blow out leaves in beds into lawn.
    4. Mow lawn once or twice w/ gator blades to chop up leaves.
    5. Mow lawn with bagger attached.

    Leaves are shredded better than with vac, easier to manuver mower than vac, one less engine to maintain

    That's my 2 cents, hate to see u borrow money for something u really don't need

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