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Trac-Vac, Good deal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevesmowing, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    There is a trac-vac model 682 for sale in the local paper that has a 5.5hp honda engine for $700. It has only 1.5 hours or so on the unit. The model is the trailering type that has rubermaid containers and can hold 16 Bushels. I would be using it with a 60" hustler super z. Will 5.5hp be enough power for leaves?

    here is the model
    http://www.trac-vac.com/index_files/Page2106.htm
     
  2. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    Sounds like a real good price.
     
  3. qualitylawnmanagement

    qualitylawnmanagement LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    That is a good price. If I were you I would go for the non trailer type. I paid 1400 for mine and love it. Worked great on heavy growth grass and leaves.
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    that is a very good price...that engine is worth that almost...btw, we have 6 trac vac systems
     
  5. JCee

    JCee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 113

    Yes that is a great price for the trac vac, with the suction of your mower and that, you will have no problem picking up the leaves
     
  6. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    will it fill up really fast being only 16 bushel?
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    16 bushels is a lot...my clamshell on one of our Z's is like only 11.
     

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