have a trac vac, tired of unclogging it, and the way my yard is laid out I really cannot maneuver it very well...
I have the trac vac on CL as we speak, I think I'd rather have the space it takes the other 3 seasons, instead.
Check out a Cyclone Rake. They use a larger hose (7, 8, or 10" depending on model) so no clogs and they break down to fold fairly flat so not as many storage headaches. Also, they use a rigid two point hitch so manuevering them into tight spaces is as easy as pulling in and simply backing right out, no need to have space to turn around. They're available with long pickup hoses for use in flower beds and such where you can't get to with your mower.
I upgraded to a Z-10 this year when I got an incredible CL deal. Zero clogs but then I never had with my old 7" hose model either. I was going to take before and after pictures on Saturday but figured no one would be interested. It picks up just about everything.
Edited by Canawler, November 02, 2015 - 12:17 PM.