This month’s Guide to Blowers and Vacs offers you the equipment you need to make cleanup of leaves and debris a little easier. Whether you need a hand-held blower for small jobs, or a vacuum attachment for your truck or tractor, you will find it here.

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Billy Goat

Force II
• 6, 9, 13 and 19 hp
• Just under 200 mph
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Available with a self-propelled option on the 9 and 13 hp models. It has a single-shot, closed-face fan with 16 blades and a smooth, rounded housing that eliminates air voids, reduces noise and increases output.


Dolmar

PB7601.4
• 75.6cc
• 720 CFM, 195 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: The fuel-efficient four-stroke engine ensures long run times and operator comfort. Features include an adjustable joystick throttle control, large-capacity fuel tank, cushioned backpack frame and padded straps.


Echo

PB-755H
• 63.3cc
• 625 CFM, 205 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: The hip throttle is short enough to tuck conveniently out of the way. It also features an L frame with straight back, flexible tube, 68-fluid-ounce fuel tank and top-mounted, automotive-style air filter.


Parker

Ground Pack Blower
• 10 hp B&S
• 2,100 CFM
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Unit comes with a 10-foot hose attachment, foot brake, curb assist wheel, 10-blade impeller, continuously welded housing with offset design for maximum airflow, 12-gauge main frame and easy air flow switch.


PECO

F5 Typhoon
• B&S, Kohler, Honda, Subaru
• 2,500 CFM, 205 mph
• Walk-behind
• Feature: The blower housing is made of high-density polymer compound with a high-output composite impeller designed for maximum airflow with minimal noise. Air output nozzle can be controlled from operator position.


Venture Products

Ventrac ET200
• PTO-driven
• 10,000 CFM, 175 mph
• Attachment
• Feature: The front discharge nozzle can be hydraulically rotated 360 degrees from the operator’s seat. The dual-action front bumper/deflector protects the nozzle. The blower features the Ventrac Minute Mount System.


Giant-Vac

Value Line Truck Loader
• 29 hp Vanguard Big Block
• Capacity: N/A
• Tow-behind
• Feature: Truck loaders improve productivity and profitability by quickly loading and unloading, reducing and compacting debris from ground to truck. Offers reduction ratios of up to 12-to-1 to minimize trips to dump sites.


Parker

All Purpose Litter Vac
• 6.75 hp B&S
• Capacity: 10 cubic feet
• Walk-behind
• Feature: A 10-foot onboard hose is standard. Also available with a Honda engine. Features a 30-inch wide intake, 5-to-1 reduction ratio, 14-inch impeller, 12-gauge steel fan housing and ergonomic, foldable handle.


PECO

Pro 12
• 5.5 hp B&S, 6 hp Kohler, PTO-driven
• Capacity: 12 cubic feet
• Attachment
• Feature: PRO Series hopper options include aluminum boxes that dump from the seat, cloth bagging systems with two or three bags, and trailer-style. Optional wand kit available for debris removal in hard-to-reach areas.


Venture Products

Ventrac RV600
• 9 hp Vanguard
• Capacity: 13 cubic feet recommended
• Attachment
• Feature: This unit features all-steel construction, hydraulic lift and an electric-start engine. The collection boot is quickly and easily attached to the Ventrac mower deck. Can hold up to 16 cubic feet of material.


JRCO

The JRCO Blower Buggy Carrier holds walk-behind blowers on the front of zero-turn mowers. The blower buggy has an improved caster for greater maneuverability and durability. The blower quickly attaches to the carrier with three straps. Carrier attaches to the JRCO universal mount bar.


Blowers  

Grasshopper

Turbine Blower
• PTO-driven
• 9,500 CFM, 150 mph
• Attachment
• Feature: 360-degree nozzle rotation


Husqvarna

180BF
• X-TORQ
• 201 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: E-TECH II emission control


Kawasaki

KRB300A
• TJ27D
• 490 CFM, 150 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: High-performance felt air filter


Little Wonder

Suburban High-Output
• 5 hp Honda, 6 hp Subaru
• N/A
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Patented, split-stream deflector


MacKissic

Mighty Mac LB Series
• 8 to 13.5 gross torque
• 1,600 to 2,000 CFM, 160 to 200 mph
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Lifetime warranty on impeller


RedMax

HB280
• 1.2 hp, 25.4cc
• 363 CFM, 127 mph
• Hand-held
• Feature: In-line housing design


Shindaiwa

EB8520
• 79.7cc
• 813 CFM, 229 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: 74 mm and 65 mm nozzles


Steiner

Turbine Power Blower
• PTO-driven
• 8,000 CFM, 114 mph
• 430 Max tractor attachment
• Feature: Axial flow turbine design


Stihl

BR 600
• 4 bhp, 64.8cc
• 712 CFM with tube, 201 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: Low-emission engine


VACS

TMC Power Equip.

BPBL24V
• 24-volt electric motor
• 247 CFM
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Optional 10-foot extension hose kit


Vandermolen

Windmill 960BTx
• 60cc Kawasaki
• 860 CFM, 225 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: Quick-release waist strap


Ariens/Gravely Turf

ProVac 1060
• 18 hp Kohler Command Pro
• Capacity: 3.5 cubic yards
• Tow-behind
• Feature: 60-inch adjustable intake scoop


Brouwer Turf

BV 85 Turf Vacuum
• PTO-driven
• Capacity: 12.4 cubic yards
• Tow-behind
• Feature: Corrosion-resistant aluminum sides


Cub Cadet

CSV 050
• 173cc Cub Cadet OHV
• Capacity: 2 bushels
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Felt-lined collection bag


Grasshopper

PowerVac
• Deck-driven
• Capacity: Up to 25 cubic feet
• Attachment
• Feature: Nylon mesh bags or metal hoppers


Harper Industries

Turbo Vac TV60
• 25 hp
• Capacity: 7 cubic yards
• Tow-behind
• Feature: Recirculating air technology


King Machine & Tool

Mulch King
• 30 hp Kohler
• Capacity: 4, 8 and 12 cubic yards
• Tow-behind
• Feature: Collects and shreds leaves


LawnShark

XTL Extreme
• 17 hp Kawasaki
• Capacity: 6 bushels
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Mobile hose attachment


Little Wonder

High Performance Vac
• 6 hp B&S Intek
• Capacity: 8 bushels
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Floating nozzle adjusts to terrain


MacKissic

Mighty Mac VCB
• 11 gross torque
• Capacity: 4 bushels
• Walk-behind
• Feature: Up to 8-to-1 reduction ratio


Palmor Products

Trac Vac 655-IC
• 6.5 hp B&S Intek I/C
• Capacity: 16 bushels
• Attachment
• Feature: Twin 44-gallon Rubbermaid containers


Stihl

SH 86 C-E
• 1.1 bhp, 27.2cc
• Capacity: 1.5 cubic feet
• Hand-held
• Feature: Four-spring anti-vibration system


Wiedenmann

Super 500
• PTO-driven
• Capacity: 3.5 cubic yards
• Tow-behind
• Feature: Also sweeps, verticuts, flail mows


ACCESSORIES

W.E. Chapps

The Backpack Rack Cover slides over a backpack blower and rack. It has an adjustable Velcro side and a strap with a quick-release buckle and elastic bottom.


Check out the GIE+EXPO Preview and guides to Trucks & Accessories and Tillers in the September issue of Turf.