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LAWN VACUUM--anyone use this or know of this machine?

dcplace2004

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
spokane, wa
How would this hold up to seasonal leaf cleanups?...does it have a powerful enough vacuum?...One can even purchase a 10 foot 5 inch in diameter hose to go on it...it looks like a The Stihl dealer here has one but I am not sure about it yet...this one is self-propelled...also, you all probably know of the other ones that look like lawn mower where a hose it attached to it...here is a pic...thanks...
 

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Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
I had one many moons ago. That is built by MTD for a lot of companies including Sears. After a couple of seasons struggling with it mine now sits in the woods quietly rusting away. That was the worst 900 dollar investment I ever made.
 

Mark McC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Richard Martin said:
I had one many moons ago. That is built by MTD for a lot of companies including Sears. After a couple of seasons struggling with it mine now sits in the woods quietly rusting away. That was the worst 900 dollar investment I ever made.
I'll second that.
 

ed2hess

LawnSite Fanatic
I got a Troy bilt that looks just about like your unit above. I used it for 2 hours and put it back in the box and shipped it back. The leaves constantly got stuck in the inlet. I intended to use to to vac backing lots but it wasn't even good enough for that purpose.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
There's a machine that's built that picks up leaves faster than thatm, grinds them up more, and doesn't blow nearly as much dust in your face. It's called a LAWNMOWER! Save this junk for the people who don't know. If you DO want one, ask them if they'll give you a deal if you buy one of those string trimmer on wheels gizmos. You'll get about as much use out of each one.
 

lawnguyland

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Long Island, NY
They are great additional tools for certain applications where you need an immaculate look. Great for small backyards, curbsides. Go billy goat. Still use backpack, mowers, rakes, tarps depending on what's what.
 
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dcplace2004

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
spokane, wa
I will NOT buy it cause just one problem with it is 1 too many...thanks again ya'll...one other person briefly told me before that it would not stand up to commerical use...I will blow the leaves with a BP and then bag them...imagine that--what a concept...may get a loader in the future...
 
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