walk behind vacume

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by affordableyardcare, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. affordableyardcare

    affordableyardcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Do any of you guys use walk behind lawn vacumes if so which are the best?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    They are a waste of time. Do a search, and see what everyone that owns them says.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I second that. I own a $900 Billy Goat brand. What a waste of money that was.
  4. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    I know they are worthless for leaves, but what about parking lots for picking up dirt and cigarette buts? I've got some commercial accounts that could use this service but not big enough for a truck mounted unit.
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    That they will work good for. Evan leaves off the parking lot will work, but not in grass.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    A backpack, broom, and a tarp or flat shovel and bucket are faster, and you don't eat half as much dust, either.
  7. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    I have a older billy goat, it's ok for the parking lots, I use it only in the spring, but I also get someone else to run it, as you eat dust like crazy !!!
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

  9. affordableyardcare

    affordableyardcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Thanks guys i guess that awnsers my question, No walkbehind vacume.
  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I guess if you can pick one up dirt cheap (like I did) it might be worth it to have around for that odd job. But for the most part my old goat sits in the shed and gathers dust and only comes out about 4 or 5 times a year.

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