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What are your thoughts on yard vacs??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kglenn04, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Kglenn04

    Kglenn04 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    with fall coming up what are your thoughts on yard vacs
  2. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    They suck:laugh::hammerhead::laugh:;)
  3. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

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

    It all depends on what product you are looking at and what you are trying to do.

    Let me know when you get a chance.
  4. Kglenn04

    Kglenn04 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    I mean for Fall clean ups I'm thinking about selling mine, and I need help in the desion making, I feel its a good Idea to run the leaves over with the mower and then blow them in to a small pile no?
  5. MOTES

    MOTES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Fastest quickest way, mow one way to keep all the leafs in one direction, pile up, rake on tarp, and haul away. Vacuum works fine sometimes, but not all the time. but the Cleanest way is to do what i meantion before. Hope this helps. Good luck
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I would tell you what they are like
    but then I've never owned one.
  7. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    I have hardly use mine. They are hard to push in the grass and the bag fills up quickly. For commercial accounts they may be OK on parking lots or light leaves. I use the vac on my own yard, only so I won't feel so bad about wasteing my money.
  8. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I have one. Don't plan on using it to do a lot of yards. It has it's place, a homeowner. Now, if you're doing parking lots, that's a different story.
    The bag is a pain to empty and it fills up very fast with leaves. Then, the bag holds dust and you end up getting it all over you.
    If the wind is blowing though, I would prefer it to using a blower.
    Remember, you need someplace to empty the bag also.
    I'm still glad I bought mine though, it's invaluable on the parking lots I do. Tony
  9. MyKisa

    MyKisa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I had that big troybilt years ago and it was stolen. I liked it for home use, but think it may be too small for commercial. I have no real trees in my customer`s yards to clean up from and usually just mulch trimmings with mulching mower.

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