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What is the best brand tow behind debris loader?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by sticklelm, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Looking at purchasing a tow behind debris loader. Right now i see Billygoat, Scag, and Monster as top choices. I want something that will get the job done FAST yet be reliable for years to come. I also want a machine that can shred the leaves really well. and also a high cfm.

    Im considering the 35hp billygoat, 36hp monster, and the a scag 35hp or 48hp.

    The main difference i found were the impellors. billygoat and monster have teeth on theirs and scag has no teeth. is there much of a difference in the three of these regarding mulching of the leaves?

    I've never owned a loader before so please provide good feedback. thanks.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,507

    Scag brought someone, I think it was trac vac. That being said we had 3 monsters we used to load 750s all season
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  3. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    i think its called giant vac?http://www.giant-vac.com/truckloaders.html

    their 48hp looks huge! havent called for a price yet though... im sure its rediculously overpriced.

    How do you like the monsters? i here they are better built then billygoat's. material wise.
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,507

    We had big block vanguard's 37 HP I think. They worked great
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  5. ANA Proscapes

    ANA Proscapes LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 68

    Giant vac is no longer in business. The company that used to manufacture all of the vacs for giant-vac started there own company called Monster vacs. Monster vac is basically the same as the giant-vacs to a Point. GV used to be the best vacs around but they went down hill over the years. We still have giant-vacs thou. GV has been my vac of choice for many many many yrs.
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  6. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    ODB BROTHER!!!! Take a look at GrasshoppersLLC's thread in the picture section entitled "the leaf monster" Cool stuff for sure... Of course not everyone can get a great deal on an old municipal unit but lot's of cities and towns use these.... I use Scag walk behinds so I would love to grab a Scag loader..... Can't beat the orange!
     
  7. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I just got a billygoat walkbehind. And yea the ODB is nice but expensive. Plus huge! I saw one nice used 84HP diesel going for $9k plus.
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