Lawn and yard vacuums clear the path

Posted by Jonathan Reed, AcreageLife Editor on Aug 26, 2019 9:22:04 AM
Jonathan Reed, AcreageLife Editor

A sturdy timber stand blesses you with shade all summer, but afterward comes fall leaf work—raking them all from your lawn is the definition of “chore.”
Fortunately, lawn and yard vacuums make short work of this, and if you have a riding mower, small tractor or UTV, you ought to be looking at them.

The benefits are evident:
• More horsepower powering the vac equals more suck
• A larger hopper means fewer stops
• You get to ride while removing leaves

So take a look at these models.

 

Trac-Vac
Model 854 PTO Trac Vac
This vac model is powered by your tractor’s PTO, and can accommodate front or mid-driven mowers. The unit mounts on a CAT 1 three-point hitch. The gear box is coupled to the turbine assembly with a variable speed belt drive. Large diameter eight-inch intake and exhaust hoses assure clear suction. Trac-Vac also manufactures several self-powered models from 6.5 to 16 horsepower, and capacities from eight to 50 cubic feet.

Midwest Equipment Manufacturing
800-872-2822
trac-vac.com

 

DR powerDR Power
PRO 321
This model holds 321 gallons of lawn debris—that’s 43 cubic feet, making for a longer time before unloading. The easy-opening clamshell collector box has a steep 60-degree dump angle for fast and thorough cleanout. A 9.2 hp electric-start engine, in combination with the massive Shark-Teeth impeller and large 8-inch hose, creates tremendous airflow to prevent clogs. Plus, collected materials including twigs are pulverized in the impeller, reducing their volume.

DR Power Equipment
800-687-6575
drpower.com


Ventrac
RV602 Vacuum Collection SystemVentrac
With all-steel construction, a high-lift hydraulic lift and dump, and an electric start engine, Ventrac’s vac quickly and easily makes short work of yard debris. Power comes from a 10 hp Vanguard engine. The large diameter hose disconnects for suction around trees and beds. The collection bin can be raised up to five feet to unload contents into a bin or trailer. Comes with caster wheels and storage stands.

Ventrac by Venture Products, Inc
800-393-0893
ventrac.com

 

AGRI fabAgri-Fab
Hard Top Mow-N-Vac 55188
Put your riding mower to work with the Hard Top Mow-N-Vac from Agri-Fab. Versatile deck adapter fits most popular tractor mower decks. Durable vented hard top design reduces airborne dust.  An additional hose kit allows you to reach around shrubs and trees. The generous 32 cubic foot hopper tilts for easy cleanout.

Agri-Fab Inc.
800-448-9282
agri-fab.com

 

Cyclone RakeCyclone Rake
Z-10
The Cyclone Rake Z-10 was engineered for large property clean-up jobs. With power coming from a 10 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, the Super-Flow Miracle Impeller, and the 10-inch diameter JetPath Vacuum System, this Cyclone Leaf Rake offers a short, straighter pathway to avoid clogs. With 415 gallons of capacity, the collector tilts for effortless dumping.The entire collector unit folds up flat to hang on the wall.

Cyclone Rake
888-531-7253
cyclonerake.com

 

PECOPECO
30X Convertible
Designed to work with practically any lawn and garden tractor or mower—including Zero-Turn Radius mowers— PECO’s 30X Convertible also converts into a dump trailer when needed. Power comes from either Briggs & Stratton 900 Series or 6.5 hp Vanguard gas engines. Universal boot fits virtually any mower deck. The hopper’s 30 cu/ft capacity equals 24 bushels of leaves. Bed tilts 45 degrees for easy debris removal.

PECO, Inc.
800-438-5823
lawnvac.com

 

Rather walk?Little Wonder

The powerful Little Wonder Pro Vac SP is self propelled and is able to get into tighter locations than many pull-behinds. It features the industry’s largest collector bag—74 gallons—and the front swivel wheels make clearing litter, leaves, and yard debris effortless. Backed by a two-year warranty.

Little Wonder
877-596-6337
littlewonder.com