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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chefdrp, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    I saw in procutsc thread that someone mentioned using a push blower for a leaf loader. How whould i make that? Does anyone have a pic. I am better with pics than visualizing.
  2. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    thats not a bad idea.. Now that I think about it, I could take both ends of the chutes off my Peco bagger unit and make a leaf loader..

    Thanks for the idea Chef! :waving:
  3. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Hope fully it goes, never attached a pic on here like this before.
    Sort of like this from Parker? Guess you could do it with a push blower as well. We actually used this set up once and it worked well for us. Also used a similar device to hook up to our JD's vacuum pac on our 430 mower, put leaves straight into the bagger.
  4. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    the older little wonders offer a hose attachment to use as a leafloader.
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Giant Vas still offers that option on one model. You have to make sure your wb blower has a steel impeller, many use aluminum.

    I think it's a good idea and almost bought a Giant Vac for this. I already had a Little Wonder push blower and was in the market for a leaf loader. I thought if I buy the GV, I would have two blowers going on the lawn at once to get the job done faster, then convert the GV to load the leaves into the truck.

    But I happened upon a great deal on a used leaf loader, so I never did buy the Giant Vac blower/vac.

    But if I ever did decide to add another push blower, I'd probably go with the GV so that I could have a back up leaf loader incase mine bites the dust.

    Keep in mind though that the biggest GV push blower that is convertible to a vac is only 9hp, plus it only has a 6 or 8 inch diameter intake hose (I forget which it is, 6" or 8"). So if it's your only leaf loader and you do a lot of leaves, it may not be the best way to go. But it would be a nice backup, and if you need a push blower anyway, it makes sense to get one that can convert to a vac too.

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