Vacuum Tube

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Nov 25, 2000.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    While sucking leaves with my Grasshopper , the vacuum tube got a large split in it. This was the second split this year. I used duct tape to fix the first tear. I went to the dealer and bought a new one, $45.00, ouch! Does anyone know where to buy these tubes at a reasonable price?
  2. klite

    klite LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    Is That Hose much Thicker than A good quality Dryer hose?
    If not try Home Depot.
  3. jannan

    jannan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Try PRECOPARTS.COM, they might carry what you need
  4. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Duct (200mph) tape and wire ties will fix anything.
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Buy some good hose, the cheap stuff is nothing but headachs every day.
  6. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    Bob, J. Thomas is where we get all our stuff.They have 4" for 5.98/ft, 6" for 7.95/ft, 8" for 10.99/ft, and 10" for 18.25/ft with minimum of 5ft. I think these are fair prices and in this book the more you buy the cheaper it gets!! There url is:
    The site is under construction so be patient but at least you can get a catalog.
  7. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    Look in the yellow pages under industrial hoses.We found one that was 2.00 cheaper a ft. than the dealer wanted for a Trac Vac hose
  8. EDL

    EDL LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 110

    We buy ours at an industrial hose and coupler manufacturer, they sell to lesco for the same price so we save a bundle
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I have my upper hose on the Trac-Vac wrapped completely with black duct tape. I was tired of everything blowing through on me. I would also like to find a tougher hose but right now the tape is the best fix, and cheaper. Been holding for over a month now!


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