Vac System for walk behind mower

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by Sunviewlandscapingllc, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Sunviewlandscapingllc

    Sunviewlandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 23

    I am selling a custom built vacuum system for a walk behind lawn mower. The vacuum is run by an 18 HP Vanguard engine which feeds into a 30 cubic feet Protero grass catcher. As you might notice in the picture, the grass catcher has a quick release handle which dumps all debris that is caught simply by pushing the lever forward. I had this system custom built before the Fall of 2012 and it worked great. I first used it for Fall Cleanups in 2012 and it was an absolute beast. Like with any vac system, the mowing speed has to be performed at a lower rate than usual. However, once the proper speed is found, the system sucks up all debris that is in its way (grass clippings, leaves, acorns, etc.) usually only leaving the larger sticks behind. In 2013 I used the system for both Spring and Fall Cleanups. In the Spring time it worked wonders for the first and second mows of the season. It eliminated the need to blow out the entire yards, and was very effective in sucking up all the dead grass that my detacher was kicking up. It also proved to be very effective in the Fall of 2013 also. This system also can easily be hooked up to a truck and used as a vacuum for sucking leaves into the bed of a truck or trailer. The 18 HP engine gives it plenty of power to suck up any pile of leaves or debris you may be trying to suck up, and is much larger than most other vacuums that are sold at power equipment stores. However, I never set it up on a truck because I have another vacuum set up on my trailer so had no need for it on the truck. Over this past winter I sold off a lot of my smaller lawn accounts in order to begin to expand the construction and tree work aspect of my company, so I do not have much purpose for it anymore. My expenses for putting this entire system together were close to $7000, after buying all the parts having it specially welded. I am looking to get $5000 for the entire system. If you were to price out what it would cost to have both a vacuum for a walk behind mower and a vacuum for a truck, this price would seem pretty fair to me. In addition to that, this thing really saves time on cleanups. I have been landscaping since I was 14 and have been a part of Spring and Fall cleanups since then, and I have never experienced a machine for a walk behind mower that was as powerful and/or as efficient as this product. Feel free to call/text me with any questions you may have. (203) 525-1239. My name is Matt. Thanks.

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  2. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    Best one I've ever saw mounted on a WB.. I thought the Trac Vac for a WB was good. Dang it don't compare at all to yours...
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    That's a great vac

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  4. Sunviewlandscapingllc

    Sunviewlandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 23

    Still for sale. Feel free to make offers
     
  5. Sunviewlandscapingllc

    Sunviewlandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    from Ct
    Posts: 23

    All offers will be considered
     
  6. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,413

    I saw this on craigslist, very interesting.

    Free bump
     
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,446

    Sorry buddy. These are $2000 brand new. Looks like all you've done is dig yourself a giant hole and you will never get out. Just use it and have it make you money to pay for your HUGE mistake.
     

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