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piggy back vac this is genious

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jiggz, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. PremierT&L

    PremierT&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Oh man i need 1 of those.
  2. hammmerhead

    hammmerhead LawnSite Senior Member
    from ozarks
    Messages: 264

    Better be careful on that thing, weights or not on the front. This is however a great idea for flat ground, but it seems like a compact ZTR would be a much better choice. Besides all that extra weight will probably cause it to rut worse than a Compact ZTR that has much wider tires. Gotta give someone credit for thinking outside the box though!
  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

  4. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    Is Protero the one that has a reputation for poor Customer service?
  5. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Dont know. I have had one on my tank since 03 and still use it every year. Havent had to deal with their customer service at all in 9 years.
  6. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I have 2 JD Quick tracs. Both of them have tripple baggers on them. It is a must to bag our grass here so in a matter of hours I built racks for the back with triple bags, and I used a power flow system off a 717 JD. Works perfect!
  7. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 306

    I know this is an old thread but... got photos of that setup? I'd love to do something like that w my v-ride
  8. Tylerr83

    Tylerr83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    This seems like a good idea in theory, but having used different collection systems on ztrs I've owned it seems like the nature of the product and its fit on a stander would have some inherent flaws. The weight of a full peco hopper on a ztr really affects the way those machines handle even a small incline so I cant really imagine how it would fare hanging off the back of a stander, especially with no front counterweight. I get the idea of using a backpack blower to propel clippings/leaves to the hopper, but as someone stated earlier I cant see that creating any additional suction to prevent blowout from the deck the way that a pony motor driven impeller or even a belt driven impeller does. Plus I feel like some additional reduction of material is accomplished with the impeller system (a lot like a truck loader) which makes the whole operation a lot more efficient.
  9. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 306

    anyone use one of these thing or something similar?
  10. EverestLandscape

    EverestLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Im in the process right now building one for my exmark vantage. I bought a full ultra vac system off a 52" lazer for $600 which was a steal. I got $100 in steel from the supply yard, and $150 for a day of welding from my shop mechanic and i should be set for under $900

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