Leaf Vacuum

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by aced76, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. aced76

    aced76 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone ever built a lawn vacuum for the larger properties?
     
  2. waters lawn care

    waters lawn care LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 128

    I hope you get lot's of information on this wanting to do some kind of unit also.
     
  3. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Trac-Vac builds a few.
     
  4. loupiscopolandscaping

    loupiscopolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    aced im interested in the same...last season i landed a LARGE account 602 house association..i wanna get/build something for the large open areas behind the houses...i have a vac but its mounted on the truck..i wish i could drive the truck back but i cant....this leaf season we uses 2 methods...blowing/raking onto large tarps and pulling the tarps with zero turns and also using exmark navigator to suck up the majority and shred the leaves then dump on a tarp and pull with the zero turns...i wish i had a light box that held 3-5yrds of leaves and a vac so my zero turns can pull
     
  5. aced76

    aced76 LawnSite Member
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    ya we tarp and zero pull too. 60 inch diesel exmarks kick butt w the ultra vac, but got to be a better long range way. You buy the 2 packs of 16 ft tarps at costco? Really strong and you can make leaf burritos and zip w trimmer line if needed.
     
  6. loupiscopolandscaping

    loupiscopolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    leaf burritos lol well just pass the hot sause and salsa and ill be good to go!! lol we use 16x20fters i think or 12x20fters i forget...i purchase them from northerntool about a week ago for next leaf season...usually get 2 seasons out of them
     
  7. aced76

    aced76 LawnSite Member
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    ya 18 bucks for 2 blue or brown very heavy duty at Costco. Ya pass the hot sauce for the jets game !
     
  8. aced76

    aced76 LawnSite Member
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    I wish some more members would ring in on this post. I think there is a way to build a good unit, just need input. Leaves suck...LOL. Hey you arent related to Joe Piscopo are you?
     
  9. exmark user

    exmark user LawnSite Senior Member
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    the hurricane seems to be a nice blower an dhas this vaccum setting to and blows leaves it the truck does anybody know the price of 1
     
  10. lucky lawn landscaping

    lucky lawn landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking of getting one of these and making an attachment on my hustler next year.

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