little wonder leaf sucker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fblandscape, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I was over at a dealer in CT today and happened to see a Little Wonder leaf sucker sitting on the floor. I am pretty sure it had a 16HP Briggs Vanguard on it. The thing was HUGE for a tailgate mount. It looks like you can turn the discharge chute in whatever direction you want. Not sure how it gets mounted because I didn't see a reciever mount bar. Definately looked like it could take a beating though.
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    i too want to see one in action. im very impressed with little wonder blowers, so im sure the quality will continue over to the debris loaders. they also have that new shredder blade on the impellar which ill be interested to see how well it works.
     
  3. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
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    I have one on order guys. It is not a tailgate loader--it is a truckloader. It can be skid mounted, mounted to the front of a truck or mounted to an optional swing-away mount using the receiver hitch. Priced the same a a Giant Vac but it looks a lot stronger than a Giant Vac unit. I am waiting for the swing-away mount to come in. And you're right it has a 16hp Vanguard on it--a great engine by the way.
     
  4. fblandscape

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    I think this thing was only mounted on a skid. I am bettin this thing will really take a beating, and suck leaves like a crack ----- in Harlem
     
  5. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
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    fb--You're correct the discharge does turn 360 degrees. I have seen it work and not only does it do an outstanding job of sucking leaves it is also a lot quieter than the Giant Vac. I am really impressed with the unit and will be taking delivery of mine at the end of the month. You also have the two handles at the working end of the hose which gives you a lot more control of the hose. AWESOME!!!
     
  6. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    mowdini,

    I got a quote today on that same unit. They cost $3000.00 here, little pricey. But it seems to built a little better than the Billy Goat. I am a Kawasaki fan myself so I hope the Briggs does us well. I guess I will order one today myself..

    Oh, by the way. Whta did you have to give for yours?

    Blades.
     
  7. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    has anyone got a price for this Little Wonder Truck Loader?

    I was quoted 3000.00 today.

    Blades
     
  8. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
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    Blades--I was quoted $2,799.00 by the dealer for the truckloader. It is a new introductory promo price. The Vanguard engine is a tried and true small engine. I had one on my old mower for years and it performed great. The swing-away mount was an additional $549.00. This puts the unit about $100.00 more than a comparable Giant Vac unit. I think the Little Wonder unit has many more features than the Giant Vac unit. I to like the Kawasaki engine better but for the type of use this unit will receive I think the Vanguard is more than enough engine. The real nice thing about the Little Wonder swing away mount is that it allows you to locate the truckloader in 3 different places and it fits just about every truck out there.
     
  9. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey mowdini,

    I am mouting it over the tounge of a 6 x 12 ft trailer. I am going to raise the sides of it to 7ft and top it with a tarp. My only issue is getting the leafs out. I spoke to some engineers today and they didn't seem too enthusiastic about my earlier drawings. So it is back to the drawing board, for the removal from the trailer. but i'll get it before long.
     
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    If it's got the 360 discharge chute, stick the hose in the trailer and point the chute where you want the leaves to go. That seems to be the simplest idea to me.

    A fellow LCO does this with his leaf vac, and he ends up shoveling leaves out when full. Ugh.

    :D
     

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