Shredder Vacs?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by premiertx, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. premiertx

    premiertx LawnSite Member
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    I am a small LCO down in south texas, and we don't do a lot of fall cleanup, simply because we dont have a lot of hardwoods in our area. That being said, we do have 3 accounts that are under oak and pecan tree cover and they shed a LOT of leaves during the winter. I cannot justify buying a leaf vac (little wonder, Etc) but i would like to use something to ease the pain in the A** those leaves are. Any one have any experience with a stihl SH 86? it's a hand held gas operated shredder vac with a 14:1 ratio for shredding. Would it be worth it for those small jobs?
     
  2. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    With any volume of leaves a hand held product will work you more than any pedestrian vacuum will. I'd recommend renting a Billy Goat (sorry, I'm biased). They normally rent for about $100 a day. If you like it, you know it's capabilities. If you don't like it, your only out the cost of the rental.
     
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    Too bad your not closer, I'd sell you my Billy Goat yard vac. It is just too small for almost all here in North West PA. Not sure of the total hours on it , but no more than 50.
     
  4. premiertx

    premiertx LawnSite Member
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    How much for the vac?
     
  5. SchnabelLawnCare

    SchnabelLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 709

    How much and what model?
     
  6. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    500 + shipping...I'll post pics later...I purchased it in Jan 06 for 925, it has the hose kit
     
  7. becpropertymaint.

    becpropertymaint. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 313

    what is it alittle walk behind vac?
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i would also reccomend a walk behind vac. the handheld wont move much very fast
     
  9. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    I posted pics in the market place forum, thanks.
     

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