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Engine Powered Vacuum Questions

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lsenus
Does anyone have an engine powered vacumm collector setup? If so, I'd like to get some photos of the setup. Specifically how it attaches to the tractor, the overall length, and how the cart hitches to it. I've got a vacuum head I picked up, and an engine laying around, and I'd like to fabricate a setup, but I need good photos or drawings of how it is setup from the factory.

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On this Craftsman unit, the bracket at right attaches to the tractor permanently. The blower frame cross bar at the front drops into U slots at the back of the bracket and bolts through the towing hitch hole.

The engine and blower are directly coupled.

High volume cart with cover, the back end of the cover is mesh to let the air pass through while catching the debris.

Only four bolts hold the engine/blower to the frame. It looks like no problem to rotate the whole unit 180 in the frame for a left discharge deck if I want to adapt this frame to my tractors.

By using the trailer ball hitch as a template, it looks like it wouldn't be too hard to get the blower frame to mount to the Simplicity tractors like the OEM ones. I hope this helps.

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