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suck and blow - vac and turbo

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hotrodtractor
:D Just picked up a near new turbo with ALL the parts and wide body cart for a 48" sovereign deck. Pd a good buck for it but was from a dealer and all the stuff is there and was on a 75th of all things. Anyway I searched the achieves and saw a couple mentions of this idea but never seen any follow up that it ever happened. My plan: Turbo off deck to push grass into the tube feeding a Trac Vac (with engine) or rear pto vac (I have both)then output to the large vac trailer. I know many guys love the turbo's many love the pto/trac vac so why not combine them for a suck and blow combo. Turbo blows grass up the tube and the vac sucks. I do not see that these two forces would compete... rather they should compliment..... Agree? Do you think it will perform better than each unit by itself?

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MysTiK
Yes, there's definitely a psychic vortex that could cause quite a conundrum. But I think we've come to expect that. 8) Back in the real world, I think it will never clog. I think you should start the sucker before the blower. And you probably could use it to move (or remove) topsoil, light gravel, gophers, and fertilizer spills. Leaves? gone! with a 90% reduction in particle size, smaller volume. Or if you pre-mowed, you will get a 90% reduction on the 90% reduced, which leaves a leaves volume of 1%. Really gone! Do these suckers and blowers do "shredding" as they work?? That would be one-pass in November. sm01 Do we get to see pix also? :drl

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joelk
Interesting and well worth a try. I would think your total airflow would be the same, just taking some of the load off both fans. I don't see how you could do any harm. Give it a shot an let us know what happens.

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jmhusby
This is not to discourage you in your plans and it totally my opinion- I think its rather a waste of time and money to do both. If you have a turbo on the mower and a cart to put it in you will be more than satisfied wsith the job it does. I borrowed one of those units before I got my first one and found it clumsy to use cause I have many trees in the yard and backing up or going around them wasn't fun. Very happy with my setup.

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hotrodtractor
no cost involved I have all the stuff already. I have not used the turbo yet so maybe I will be happy with just it but doubt it's better than the 6.5hp trac vac with a huge impeller. I would like to better suck up the harder stuff like acorns and wood chips. The trac vac does miss an occasional wet leaf or acorn, but otherwise it's a big ole beastly sucker. :I The gator blades mulch it up good and vac cart is filled tight. It does seem that the vac does mulch up some as when I use the roving nozzle leaves and twigs are all but little specks in the trailer. But agree the big ole trailer is a pain.. hence why I bought the turbo and cart........I was just wanted to see if I could double up and take it to the next extreme......that's just me I guess.

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hotrodtractor
ok so used the turbo to mow grass and suck leaves it filled 3 times in my 1/2 acre tac vac only needs empty once. It did work good but no better than the trac vac. I love love love the trailer/cart, way better to be able to backup and take tigher turns.




Now to try top double them up. I agree that as is it works as good as I needed it to.

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rokon2813
quote:
Originally posted by Talntedmrgreen
Does the government even allow this?? }:)
The government does it all the time :D Oh Wait!! we were talking about grass and leaves.....}:)}:)

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