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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 08:55 AM

I am working on building a leaf vac to attached to my ridding mower to help with yard clean up.

Here is what I am starting with.
A troy bilt walk behind vac, chipper.
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and a old boat trailer.
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I have removed the tounge off the boat trailer and also removed the bunks that supported the boat.
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I am going to move the rear cross member forward to right behind the rear spring mount. Here is a rough drawing of the design.
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:32 AM

That is going to be one nice vacuum Chuck.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:46 AM

Thanks, I hope i can get it done quickly, I hate lawn sweeping leafs and my yard is getting covered quickly.

Right now the designed hopper is 295 gallons, approximately 46 Cu ft. I am a little worried about how difficult it will be to tip the hopper to dump it. Also my friend plans to pull this with his zero turn I hope it wont be to heavy and kill the tranny in his mower.




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