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Lawn Vacum ???


Do any of Y'all have any knowledge of these leaf vacum/mulchers?

I'm thinking of ?maybe? getting this one and giving it a try.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-DECKER-140-250-MPH-400-CFM-12-Amp-Electric-High-Performance-Blower-Vac-Mulcher-BV6600/204779378?N=5yc1vZbxavZ1z0tgy2

 

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They work better as a blower...will suck up some small stuff, but for the whole yard, they dont do much....I have a gas one

I uae mine in corners and stuff, but for the lawn in general, I blow crap into piles with the mower and then rake it up



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Em, I've had several gas versions of blower/vacuums and even currently have an electric one that had a vacuum bag(until it went to the dump). Let's just say that as a blower, many will work fine, as a vacuum, no. First of all, the bag is always too small - unless you enjoy emptying it every 30 secondsno. It's also ungainly to handle plus with oak leaves, a real PITA to empty as they hang up on the cloth(they really don't mulch). Can you imagine how expensive those disposable leaf bags will be plus B&D will probably stop selling them in 2 years. That particular one with only a 140 mph 'wind' might be OK for cleaning out a flower bed or under bushes, but wont do much for clearing the yard even at their dream of 250 mph on high. Also, that 140 mph blower translates into a pretty weak vacuum as that rating is usually made at the output and input of the blower housing.

Now, if you have a postage stamp size yard and a couple 20' birch trees - it might be a good buybiggrin(yeah, I know you wont have quite as many leaves now, but....)

 



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thanks Harry that's "EXACTLY" the information that I needed and about what I "suspicioned" also. I only have two lots but one of them have some very large and plentiful Oak leaves on the ground every season so I'll need something more effective for an O.F. to play around with.

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We need one of these

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Or....maybe just hire someone.....

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I agree but then I'd have to contract out like you used to do to justify it - - - - - if I don't start paying someone to mow my yard then I'm getting another riding mower and I'll just have to figure out how to do the ditch with the rider or weed eater - - - - or maybe "Roundup" in the ditch, eh????

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