Scavenger Vac's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any of you guys used a "Parker" Model "Scavenger Vacumm" to pickup the debris and what not?

    http://www.minutemanintl.com/

    Click on Parker and then Scavenger Vac!

    If so, did you guys find it very useful or what? I'm planning on purchasing one to pickup leaves...
     
  2. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have a Parker Vac. It wokrs great in parking lots and sidewalks. We haven't used it on grass yet.
     
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cool, its good to know..

    I'm interested in picking one up.. Does it have a powerful suction?
     
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    alpine,
    This is another one of those machine that it is better to rent once and try on your properties before you buy it. I have one and it works fine for some things but it just takes up too much room in the cube van to carry around for the few times I need it. I have other equipment that works better for more jobs. I think it would work good for picking up litter like glass bottles, gravel etc. I have had a few different brands and types of these over the years, I bought this one cheap and will likely resell it at the spring auction.
     
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How does it work picking up leaves, hedge clippings, sticks and twigs that are laying on the grass?
     
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    alpine, I also have a troybilt chipper/vac that I bought to clean up hedge trimmings. Neither one works very well but the troybuilt is handier because it has the chipper on it and can be fed by hand. Twigs and sticks are almost impossible to pick up with any type of vac system. I also have a brush for the front of my JD 920 and it works bettter to windrow then clean up.
    They both will pick up leaves but they both fill up pretty quick. I have the hose attachment and have never even used it yet. Like I said mine will likely end up at auction.
     
  7. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Suction is very good. It will pick up wet leaves, glass bottles and cans off of the concrete.
     
  8. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, thats good to know!

    I will be using it to pick up grass clippings, hedge clippings, leaves.. That's my purpose of buying it instead of the regular blowing onto tarp, or raking it and then hauling it off.. takes too much time!!
     
  9. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
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    Have you looked into the LittleWonder HPV?

    Seth
     
  10. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay, I just went through the internet and saw the Little Wonder HPV..

    Whats the diff with Little Wonder HPV and the Scavenger Vac? Looks the same to me??
     

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