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Tow behind lawn vac question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Capemay Eagle, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,750

    Just wondering if anyone could help me out. I am ready to buy a tow behind lawn vac. I am crossed between two models. I am looking at the DR power vac 6hp premier or the Cyclone rake commander. They both have features I like I just cannot make up my mind. I would also like to know if they are able to pick up acorns. any help appriciated..
  2. LarryF

    LarryF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    That depends on whether or not your mower blade will lift the acorns from the ground and send them through the mower-deck discharge. If the acorns get that far, the Cyclone Rake power unit will then suck them up and deliver them to the hopper. I suspect the other vacuum unit will too.
  3. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    I've bought a Cyclone Rake 4 or 5 years ago because I've got 6 very large Oak trees. The "Rake" does a good job. I pull it with a 42" cut, 12.5hp lawn tractor. The problem with any tow behind unit is the tow vehical wheels push the acorns/gumballs down into the grass or soil. High lift blades do help.

  4. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,750

    Thanks Jim, I have to decided to call and order a Cyclone today. I am not in the business, just Harry the home owner. I have about 25 large Oaks in my yard and they spewed the most acorns last season that I ever seen, it is only going to get worse. So I need this machine.

    I have one more quick question, Is there a general forum in here for the regular home owner. I don't want to post in the wrong forum. I just need some advice on seeding and fertilizer. I also have some moss that seems to grow under my holly tree on the West side of my home. I need to know if there is any thing to kill moss. Thanks guys..
  5. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Use the "Search" function. You'll be able to find out things you didn't know existed without regard to Forum location.

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    for moss, go to a chemical supplier like lesco and ask for a product containing carfentrazone.. speedzone or Q-4 work well in combination on moss.
  7. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Hey if you haven't orderded your cyclone rake yet ...

    check out Agri-Fab chipper vac, does the same but has a bigger motor, and I think not as expensive
  8. Capemay Eagle

    Capemay Eagle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,750

    I ordered it. it was $1325.00, with some extras I got on top and the delivery charge. I think the Agrifab was like $1400.00. I like the fact the Cyclone can fold up and be stored on the wall. More room in the garage, the better..I did like the fact the Agrifab was a 8 horse, but it is a 8 horse Tecumsen.
  9. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    I have the DR machine.......It's horrible! Very clumsy,uncontrolable, too big to work with. Good choice on the Cyclone!!!

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