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Looking for Leaf Vacuum.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SodFather, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. SodFather

    SodFather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Anybody getting rid of one? or know a good website to buy one at used or new?

    Thanks.
     
  2. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    nothing against leaf vacs but i bought one last year and it just slowed me down, i really don't think its worth it at all.
     
  3. Michael Fronczak

    Michael Fronczak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    Slowed you down? We have an 11 hp one, and yes it does take longer to load the leaves,BUT on lawns where I would have had to make 3 trips with trailer we can do in one. Thats where the time is made up.
     
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Are you looking for a vac to suck up debre from the lawn or a truck loader to vac up leaf piles into a truck? I would skip the vac for picking up debre from the lawn. There are faster alternitives.

    Gene
     
  5. jetsnow

    jetsnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    i need a vaccum that can suck up acorns, any direction to where i can get one would really help, i just need it for my house so i dont need a super commercial expensive one but any help to where i can find one would help, thanks, sean
     
  6. SodFather

    SodFather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Im looking for a truck loader leaf vac.
     
  7. mflandscape

    mflandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Ya a leaf vacuum definately does speed up the process if you have a dump truck. I do highly recommend buying one with over 20 hp because it makes the process that much faster. A vacuum with 16 or less hp does the job because its less tiring and you can carry more leaves, saving time. But a 24 hp vacuum loads leaves fast and also sucks much faster and better. Definately a time saver and well worth the investment. Much faster then barrels or a tarp. Keeps your employees full of energy. Draggin tarps is a killer. I recommend a salsco or a little wonder-honda engine
     

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