Whats the best leaf vac?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Steeley, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Steeley

    Steeley LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 85

    Whats the best leaf vac to buy? What horse power?
  2. kturf

    kturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    are you looking for a push model or a pull behind if push type billygoats are great for yard and pavement pickup.

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  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    If you are talking about the push/walkbehind vacs, I'm affraid I can't really recommend them. I have had two, a Toro and a Troy Built. The Toro was a 5hp and the Troy Built is a 6.5hp. Niether of them seem to really have enough power to suck up all the leaves. And, they are not that fast to use when you consider the time it takes to stop and empty the bag.
  4. Steeley

    Steeley LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 85

    Sorry, I meant leaf loader for a truck
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    There are a TON of threads on this from fall (and every fall for that matter).
    Use terms like "leaf loader", "truck loader" and "truck vac" in your search, you'll find plenty.
  6. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Steely....Check your pm's

    The Captain

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