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Lawn Vac, should I get one?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowov Erthis, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Mowov Erthis

    Mowov Erthis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Hey Guys!
    I'm new in the biz, started this summer. I'm thinking about getting a lawn vac like a Billy Goat. Are they any good? Can you vacuum wet leaves too? How much would you charge to do a yard?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Do you have a real lawn mower?

    These types are slow heavy and bulky pain in the rears.
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i dont know if its just me, but they are just useless. I tried a simplicity once, and it took forever to get anything done. I have never even seen a LCO out there using a lawn vac. Your best bet is use a back pack blower, and a walkbehind blower and blow the leaves into the woods or have them sucked up. Save your money and buy a good walkbehind blower over a lawn vac.
  4. I like my billy goat
    will pick up wet leafs-slower than when dry
  5. jokatico

    jokatico LawnSite Member
    from maine
    Messages: 31

    I have never seen one of those walkbehind blowers in action.
    Are they worth the $ or should I just stick with my back pack blower.
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I would say any good vac system that goes on a commercial ZTR will outperform a walkbehind vac any day. Tight areas can be blown into the open with a backpack blower, then chop and suck them up with the mower. Personally, I've yet to see a need for a walkbehind vac versus what I already have to work with.

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