Turf Magazine - August, 2008

BUYING GUIDES

Blowers and Vacs

Clean up can be a hassle, but the manufacturers listed in this month’s Guide to Blowers and Vacs offer you the equipment you need to make it a little easier. Whether you’re looking for a hand-held blower for small jobs, or a vacuum attachment for your truck or tractor, you will find it listed below.

For leaves or debris, or maybe even some trash at your stadium, the products here will make your clean up a lot easier.

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AgriMetal

Low-Decibel Series

  • PTO-driven
  • 4,010 to 12,500 CFM
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Hydraulically controlled deflector

Billy Goat

Force F601S

  • 6 hp Subaru EX OHC
  • 200 mph
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Weighs 78 pounds with fuel and oil

Echo

PB-755H

  • 63.3cc
  • 620 CFM, 205 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Top-mount, automotive-style air filter

Express Blower

TM-45

  • 275 hp Caterpillar C-7
  • N/A
  • Truck or trailer-mounted
  • Feature: Available upgrade to 300 hp engine

Finn

BB-302 Bark Blower

  • 33.5 hp Kubota
  • 500 CFM
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: 1.5-cubic-yard hopper

Giant-Vac

Extreme II

  • 900 Series B&S Intek
  • 2,420 CFM
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Taper Lok Hub for long life

Harper Industries

DB 1800

  • 18 hp Kohler
  • 8,700 CFM, 175 mph
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Nozzle rotates 360 degrees

Husqvarna

180BT

  • 4.7 hp, 72cc X-TORQ
  • 947 CFM, 201 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Reduces emissions by up to 60 percent

Little Wonder

Optimax

  • 8 hp Briggs & Stratton, 9 hp Honda or Subaru
  • N/A
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Curved, aerodynamic inlet

RedMax

EBZ3000RH

  • 30cc Strato-Charged
  • 463 CFM, 131 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Enhanced fuel capacity

Shindaiwa

EB3410

  • 1.4 hp
  • 505 CFM, 199 mph
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: Pistol-grip throttle handle

Tanaka

THB-260PF

  • 1.3 hp Tanaka
  • 393 CFM, 205 mph
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: Semi-enclosed fuel tank

Toro

Pro Force Debris Blower

  • 27 hp Kohler Command Pro
  • N/A
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Hand-held remote transmitter

AgriMetal

Multi-Vac Series

  • PTO-driven
  • Capacity: 7 and 10 cubic yards
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: High-speed mulching blade system

Billy Goat

KV

  • 6 hp B&S, 6.5 hp Honda GSV
  • Capacity: 40 gallons
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Five-blade impeller with serrated edges

Brouwer

BV 85 Turf Vacuum

  • PTO-driven
  • Capacity: 12.4 cubic yards
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Easy-to-operate fingertip controls

Ditch Witch

FX20

  • 27 hp Kohler CH740S
  • Capacity: 150 gallons
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Easily transported with flatbed or pickup

Echo Bear Cat

WV190S

  • 190cc Briggs & Stratton
  • Capacity: 6 bushels
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Five height settings

Giant-Vac

Value Line Truck Loader

  • 26 hp Vanguard Big Block
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: 10-by-12-inch intake hose

Grasshopper

PowerVac Collection System

  • Deck-driven
  • Capacity: 8 to 25 cubic feet
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: Nylon mesh bags or metal hoppers

Green Industry Innov.

Mulch Mule MM1508

  • 25 hp OHV Subaru
  • Capacity: 15 cubic yards
  • Trailer, truck and roll-off mounts
  • Feature: Vacuums mulch, clippings, leaves and more

Grounds Maintenance

T5R

  • 18 hp Kohler
  • Capacity: 5 cubic yards
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Air is recirculated through vacuum scoop

Harper Industries

Turbo Vac

  • 20 or 25 hp Kohler, PTO-driven
  • Capacity: 4 or 7 cubic yards
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Recirculating air system

Little Wonder

High Performance Vacuum

  • 6 hp Briggs & Stratton
  • Capacity: 8 bushels
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Five-blade, reverse-inclined fan

Madvac

Madvac 61

  • 13.8 hp Kubota
  • Capacity: 60 gallons
  • Portable
  • Feature: Fits in pickup; 40-foot hose

Palmor Products

Trac Vac 655-IC

  • 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton
  • Capacity: 16 bushels
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: Twin 44-gallon Rubbermaid containers