Trac-Vac 655-PRO

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Does anyone here have the Trac-Vac 655-PRO.

    Thinking about one for my Super-Z

    I'm concerned with build quality and how it will flex to follow ground contours.

    MSRP is $2000

    I don't like Hustler's Bac-Vac unit, as it prevents me from dumping into my pickup bed.

    I like how the Trac-Vac unit puts most of it's weight on the trailing attachment and not the ZTR itself.


    Any thoughts, suggestions, etc?
     
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    That is such a valuable thing. These machines just get SO heavy - especially in wetter or softer conditions which are always so common with cleanup conditions. While the trac-vac has always been a decent unit (and this one is cool), I would like a larger capacity. I've been shopping for another myself, but there are alot of arrows pointing toward the Cyclone rake. It has a capacity of nearly 3 times this amount - even though just filling the CR up to twice the capacity of the trac-vac would be cool. I know the barrels fill up FAST - especially with leaves. The CR also has a larger engine, but some features that I REALLY like are the type of impellar they use, that is basically indestructable (I've destroyed a steel one before). They just made a big improvement on these for this fall with the new "Jetpath" system. This has a broader opening and more gradual curve for the discharge/suction. The fold up capacity for storage s awesome, as well. Also, with all the extras that I would want, including the heavy duty hose (heavier than the trac-vac), and the dual wheels, the cost is still less, but the construction looks adequate.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Thanks Runner.

    I steered clear of the CR simply because dumping in my truck is the most valuable feature for me.

    With the Trac-Vac, I'll be going UP in capacity from my old Ultra-Vac.

    UV was 13.5 bushels and the TV is 16 bushels.

    If I had a place to dump at each site, I'd likely go with the Cyclone.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Yeah,...my idea was to put two tarps down - overlapped just slghtly, and just pull uponto those and let it slide. This was the idea I had for the clamshell UV oiginally, but when I saw th CR, I thought wow.
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Any idea what these things cost?
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Which one?
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Both aftermarket units being discussed here.


    Also, what do you guys think of the Protero vacs?
     
  8. cbelawn

    cbelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    on my hustler z 60". it works great, i did my lawn today with it and the grass looks like carpet. Got to have the weights on the front ( i made my own).
     
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Thats the fully mounted, one can model, correct?

    I don't think weights are needed for the 655-PRO, and it's double the capacity.

    Does your single fill up in like 15 feet?
     
  10. cbelawn

    cbelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    2000 sqft till i dumped
     

Share This Page