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

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcplace2004, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    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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  2. CutApproved

    CutApproved LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 234

    They work well but I'm not too sure how it will last in the commercial industry.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    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.
  4. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I'll second that.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,442

    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.
  6. dbrockner

    dbrockner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    go with billy goat for commercial use.
  7. dbrockner

    dbrockner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    go to Billygoat.com web site. It has all the info you need.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    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.
  9. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    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.
  10. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    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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