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#16 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 02:07 PM

Just a couple day pictures. I winterized it. The cold is near..

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Posted October 02, 2012 - 11:20 PM

weight (Small).jpg Here's the one I built last year. It works very well.
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Here's the one I built last year. It works very well.
Mike


Looks good.

Out of all the driving I do I don't think I've ever passed someone using one.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 05:56 AM

Always wanted a lawn vac for the leaves and when the grass got too tall and should have been picked up instead of going over and over and ..... :bigrofl: Al

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 06:05 AM

I have been mulching for years , and now I have Trac- vac envy. Thanks guys.... :spanka: :smilewink:

Mike- got a closer pic of your discharge chute area ? And is that large diameter hose something specialized?

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 07:40 AM

I have been mulching for years , and now I have Trac- vac envy. Thanks guys.... :spanka: :smilewink:

Mike- got a closer pic of your discharge chute area ? And is that large diameter hose something specialized?

M180


I searched and I guess I don't have a pic. I'll be vacing soon so I'll try to remember to take a pic. I ordered the hose off the web and it was pricy. $128 for 6 ft each of 7" and 8".
Mike
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 07:45 AM

That's 70$ less than I paid for my whole setup lol.

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 09:37 AM

I searched and I guess I don't have a pic. I'll be vacing soon so I'll try to remember to take a pic. I ordered the hose off the web and it was pricy. $128 for 6 ft each of 7" and 8".
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I guess at that price I might have to look at other options for the hose. Still looking forward to seeing the discharge area of the mower deck though. :thumbs:

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Anybody tried using a 'Shop-Vac'?

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 07:49 PM

Anybody tried using a 'Shop-Vac'?

Nope, but quit giving me ideas..lol

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Posted October 03, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Anybody tried using a 'Shop-Vac'?


Been there, done that. That's why I built the leaf vac. When we lived in Texas I used the 16 gal vac a lot to harvest pecans out of flower beds and places the rolling pecan picker couldn't get in. We had three large pecan trees so the leaf vac was a big help at getting rid of the leaves but leaving the pecans.
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Posted October 03, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Anybody tried using a 'Shop-Vac'?

Nope, but quit giving me ideas..lol


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Posted October 03, 2012 - 11:45 PM

I used a Shop Vac for 16 years to clean leaves out of a cyclone fenced area next to the shop. Couldn't get the electric leaf blower in there to do the job. Vac worked good with wet or dry leaves and the "cone shaped" nozzle modified from 1" hole cut back to make a 1 3/4" opening. Now I use my Stihl handheld "Big Wind" which blows the leaves THROUGH the fence!

About those trees above the fallen leaves. Anybody notice any difference in growth/health after keeping the leaves from becoming fertilizer for the roots? I've been picking mine up for compost and wonder if I'm starving my maples and oak. I know the grass will die under trees from excessive unground leaf pile-up, but how about the trees? They're supposed to be self feeding like they do in the forest.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:46 AM

I picked this one up last week. It started life as an Agri Fab, but has since been "modified". 10" suction tube and a larger impeller along with larger wheels. I tried it yesterday and it did great on the back of the 318, but it is heavy when even half loaded as noted by the ruts in my front yard (very wet still). 

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:43 PM

We just had those bins that hang on the back of a Craftsman. He could make one circle on the yard and they were full. He put the leaves on the garden but we found out that it really delays soil drying and plow time. I imagine if he had plowed them in right away rather than wait til spring it might have been better. But that would have meant getting out the tractor, putting on the plow, etc. Retired also means tired!




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