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walk behind leaf vac vs mower with bagger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by facework84, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. facework84

    facework84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    I'm trying to get into some light duty leaf cleanup but I have limited equipment.

    I have a scag 48" WB, but the bagger is very small.
    I have a riding mower with a triple bagger.
    and I have a 5x8 trailer pulled by a v8 wagon. I was thinking the walk behind leaf vac would be best due to space, I could build a bigger leaf box on the trailer. The riding mower and scag take up most of the trailer.

    What do you think? I would set up a few jobs in one day then rent the Billy Goat leaf vac for $40. But how well do they work vs a bagger on a mower? One thing I noticed once before when picking up leaves with my rider is that the leaves didn't get mulched, only picked up, so they would take up a lot of space still. Is this normal?

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