leaf vacs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sparcolawn, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. sparcolawn

    sparcolawn LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 179

    I'm currently looking to buy a leaf vac but cant find any info on the web about them, anyone have some advice as to what to buy, or even websites to look at them?
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    What type of leaf vac? Walk behind unit? Mower mounted bagger type unit? Tow behind mower bagger unit? Truck mounted or tow behind "truck loader" unit? Handheld unit?

    Please be a little more specific, many types of leaf vacs out there. There are lots of good brands and a few bad ones. We will be more than glad to help if we know what the intended purpose is.
  3. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Bought a 16HP Billy Goat leaf loader last year w/ the recoil start. We have a dump trailer with a custom cover for use with our leaf loader. Can fit about 10-12 yards in it. Keep in mind the 11 yards is after it goes through the shredder so the leaves are compacted.

    We loved it. Works excellent w/ dry leaves, needles, and thatch. Wet leaves it does good but takes a little extra time. If you try and force it when there wet you can clog the discharge chute.

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