quick release truck vac hose

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by sven1277, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I have a tow behind Giant-Vac. It has a 12" discharge. I am looking for some sort of a quick release, tool free setup to remove the discharge tube. I'm searching online but figured I'd post here, too. Thanks.
  2. Eurosport

    Eurosport LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 152

    Not sure which discharge you are talking about (Metal chute directly connected to loader or an actual piece of extension hose/pipe.)

    Anyways if its just the metal one they are usually connected via nuts and bolts and Ive seen some where people have welded the nuts on and used thumb screws for quick release.

    As for the extension hose to reach the truck my 25 hp billy goat uses an adjustable clamp to secure the suction hose. The clamp is like these http://www.directindustry.com/prod/clampco/quick-locking-hose-clamps-14457-134008.html

    The billy goat part number for a 12 inch quick clamp is 791065 if you can't find one locally your dealer could order it.

    Hope this can help you:drinkup:
  3. Snyderserv5060

    Snyderserv5060 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I am in the same situation right now with my Giant Vac unit... just like yours. I ran a Lesco leaf loader for years prior to upgrading to a larger unit. The Lesco had a metal coupler that slid over the round part of the metal impeller cover and just pivoted and clicked/locked into place. The coupler stayed clamped to the leaf vac hose so you didn't have to tighten and loosen the clamp every time you go to move the loader.

    I will try to find some pictures of the way its setup. Unfortunately my Lesco is stored away at the moment.

    When I have some time I plan to weld up some metal to build a 12" coupler that snugly slides over the Giant Vac. Make to small " L " shape cuts out of the side that goes onto the vac. On the vac side of things ill drill two holes through the round part of the impeller cover and weld two bolts protruding from the inside out of it. This way the collar that I create can slide over and pivot into the " L " shape cut out.

    Problem is finding the time to work on the leaf vac when its being used so frequently this time of the year.

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