How does the Dr lawn vac compare to cyclone rake?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QualityLawnCare4u, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I wanted to ask any of you folks who have ever used the Dr lawn vac how well does it work. I had a cyclone rake at one time and it did a great job other than I never got used (or did not give myself enough time to) pulling that long thing around. The Dr has a discontinued model with the 5.5 hp engine for 989 and I have a dealer only 30 miles away. The cyclone rake is 995 but has a 6hp engine and is 73 inches long. Dr website did not say how long or wide theirs was. Both have a 6 month not satified return policy but the cyclone rake has a better warranty. Just wanted to ask how any of you that have used one likes them. Also the 995 cyclone rake holds 200 gallons compared to 245 for the Dr. I like the fact of having a dealer close by thought instead of having to call and order something way off.
  2. jeffv

    jeffv LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Search some of my posts, you will see how I compare the DR to the CR.
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Thanks Jeff, but after calling two Dr dealers and both told me real fast they did not carry them anymore because of poor service I scratched that idea. I recently aquired a trac vac and this things pulls much easier than the cyclone rake, a@@ end does not swing around like the CR did. I hated that setup they had, when you went to turn with it or was close to something or going down a wall you would knock the h*ll out of it. I still put my trac vac up FS though because I decided I would just make do with what I have.

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