New toy, Cyclone Rake Z-10!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dwost, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How big was the engine towing it? I thought about hooking one up to my 19hp stand on, I may have to upgrade unfortunately.
     
  2. GainesvilleLawnscaping

    GainesvilleLawnscaping LawnSite Member
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    last season we used a cub cadet enforcer 48 to tow it.
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Glad to hear it went together good. The one thing to really watch it the dang screen when grass OS damp or wet it really plugs up bad and fast
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  4. Birdman

    Birdman LawnSite Member
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    Dwost,

    Great choice, I have an older smaller version of the Cyclone Rake, that has single wheels and a small B&S engine, but it does a great job. iu have used it for over 10 years and had to replave the vacuum turbine once and the bag once, they used to have zippers and the zipper failed. I like the new velcro better. I wonder how the Lightning and it will get a long on a slope. I'll be hooking mine up to a Lightning in a couple of weeks. Did you make your own hitch? Isn't it dual pinned so it tracks straight behind the mower and doesn't jack knife. Also I would like to know how this connects up with your power chute. So keep me posted OK?
     
  5. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Jim for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on it.

    Bird, good feedback, that's great to hear. It sounds like they have a good following with many years of service. I'm very impressed with the build quality from what I've seen so far. I actually just got the MDA delivered today and attached it up tonight. I've attached some pics. With regard to your question about the Powerchute, I actually used a block of wood to modify the mounting point so I can use the same holes that I did for the PC. I installed the threaded stock and bolts that they provided for the CR and can now easily switch between the two with the quick attach threaded knobs. This was a nice surprise! I also snapped some pics of my hitch. You are correct, it's a fixed mount and they sent me the receiver adapter so it hooks right up to my rear receiver on the BB.

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  6. Birdman

    Birdman LawnSite Member
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    So you just removed the PC? It must be east to remove. I have been very happy with my older Cyclone Rake and have thought about upgrading several times, but I just can't see spending the money when it works fine. If they would have had the new bigger unit whenever I replaced the turbine vacuum part it would have been a good time to have upgraded, but they didn't have it at that time. Over all I am happy with it. I hope I am as happy with the Lightning. I am hoping the PC and snow plow come down in prices as there are more BB on the market, but we will see. Also, really like your Custom wheel stripper. Did you build it or buy it? Did you buy the BB fog lights are they another brabd? where do they mount? Thanks for your comments.
     
  7. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, the PC secures with two bolts. I simply used the mounting hardware for the CR to install the PC. It now disconnects in about 20 seconds.

    Don't hold your breath, the PC has been priced the same for years and is quite fair for what you get. As fo the plow, it's not built specifically for the BB, they are universal plows for many mowers. I'd just Google it or make one yourself if u are trying to save a buck.

    As for the "Stripper" wish I had pics of her but I don't :) I do have pics of my striper though http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=192602&highlight=bunk+roller

    Enjoy!
     
  8. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
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    you will kick yourself in the @$$ once you use it, because you didn't buy one sooner! i honestly can't see my self without my z-10. i can do a yard with the cyclone in about an hour where it would take me 3 hours using tarps and such. just don't go too fast because you'll clog your deck before you clog the cyclone rake hahaha just make sure you have LOTS OF POWER!! i love mine so much i bought a new mower just so i could continue to use it, see my 38hp lazer :)
     
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    way cool, I'm subbin to see updates and such.
     
  10. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
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    subscribe.......
     

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