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.


• 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.


• 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


• 201 mph
• Backpack
• Feature: E-TECH II emission control


• 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


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


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


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


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


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


TMC Power Equip.

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


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


• 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


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


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


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


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


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.