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    Does anyone have any experience with this leaf cleanup tool?

    http://www.cyclonerake.com/index.htm...FZxL5Qod8E0uPA
    http://www.lunchesruslawncare.com

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    Does anyone have any experience with this leaf cleanup tool?

    http://www.cyclonerake.com/index.htm...FZxL5Qod8E0uPA
    The bag blows dust everywhere, I did a lot of research and we have two of the commercial Dr. Vac units, not one complaint.

    http://www.drpower.com/
    Andy
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    • #3
      Ahhh, I never noticed that. The DR unit seems to have more of a solid construction versus the fabric and I am guessing that keeps the dust down to a minimum?
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      • #4
        Ahhh, I never noticed that. The DR unit seems to have more of a solid construction versus the fabric and I am guessing that keeps the dust down to a minimum?
        Next to no dust, I have seen the cyclone rake in operation personally and for the clients we look after, they would freak at the dust. With the Dr. Unit there isn't any at all.
        Andy
        Halifax, Nova Scotia

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        • #5
          Sounds like my Craftsman push mower. The bag throws so much dust that I started to spray it with the garden hose before mowing my lawn just to keep the dust to a minimum.

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          • #6
            I would figure that dust would have to go somewhere regardless of if the sides were fabric or a more solid surface.

            All those leaf and grass particles are being forced into there, there has to be some kind of vent I would think on the Dr. Unit.

            How does it let out that higher pressure air without expelling the dust?
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            • #7
              I would figure that dust would have to go somewhere regardless of if the sides were fabric or a more solid surface.

              All those leaf and grass particles are being forced into there, there has to be some kind of vent I would think on the Dr. Unit.

              How does it let out that higher pressure air without expelling the dust?
              I would honestly have to fire one up and figure out where the air exhausts but I know it has never been an issue and we did a lot of lawns last year with them. The only time I have seen any dust is when they are full so we learned to time it so that we dump when they are 3/4 full, worked great.

              I doubt any companies will be doing leaf collection here this year, we have had 212mm rain in the past 9 days, that is close to 9" of water, I can't believe even my own property.

              I read this evening the power company may loose a dam due to such excessive water and they have cleared a town as it can't even handle the overflow, it's pretty crazy.

              http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...emergency.html

              http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...-yarmouth.html
              Last edited by picframer; 11-08-2010, 09:15 PM.
              Andy
              Halifax, Nova Scotia

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              • #8
                I would honestly have to fire one up and figure out where the air exhausts but I know it has never been an issue and we did a lot of lawns last year with them. The only time I have seen any dust is when they are full so we learned to time it so that we dump when they are 3/4 full, worked great.

                I doubt any companies will be doing leaf collection here this year, we have had 212mm rain in the past 9 days, that is close to 9" of water, I can't believe even my own property.

                I read this evening the power company may loose a dam due to such excessive water and they have cleared a town as it can't even handle the overflow, it's pretty crazy.

                http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...emergency.html

                http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...-yarmouth.html

                hope you guys are doing ok out there, if u hear the water have ur boat ready :P


                n the small Dr unit is something i can use around my area and no dust is a super plus thanks for the link.

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                • #9
                  hope you guys are doing ok out there, if u hear the water have ur boat ready :P


                  n the small Dr unit is something i can use around my area and no dust is a super plus thanks for the link.
                  Thanks, I am fine where I live as I am on higher ground and have good drainage.

                  Pulling the Dr. Unit around is an amazing selling tool in itself, I have the back of our's lettered with contact info, we were receiving up to 5 calls a day when pulling them last year from people following one of the trailers oulling a unit.

                  They work really good, hearing protection is a much IMHO, lot's of noises going on from it's exposed motor to the mulching.
                  Andy
                  Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                  • #10
                    I have the back of our's lettered with contact info
                    That is a great idea. I don't think you ever posted a photo of it all lettered up. I bet it looks great!
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                    • #11
                      Thanks, I am fine where I live as I am on higher ground and have good drainage.

                      Pulling the Dr. Unit around is an amazing selling tool in itself, I have the back of our's lettered with contact info, we were receiving up to 5 calls a day when pulling them last year from people following one of the trailers oulling a unit.

                      They work really good, hearing protection is a much IMHO, lot's of noises going on from it's exposed motor to the mulching.
                      that is awesome 5 calls a day well i don't have any use for a pull unit since all the homes that i service have small yards and there aren't any big yards in my area of service so the small unit wont be a pulling unit and i wont be able to advertise :P

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                      • #12
                        i don't have any use for a pull unit since all the homes that i service have small yards
                        What will you be using instead?

                        One of our members, Justin, got a walk behind vac that he really seems to love that could probably work well on smaller yards.
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                        • #13
                          It vents out of the top of the vac. My vac work great and I am thinking of adding another one next spring. There is a lot more that you can do with these things than just picking up leaves.

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                          • #14
                            What will you be using instead?

                            One of our members, Justin, got a walk behind vac that he really seems to love that could probably work well on smaller yards.
                            yeah the walk behind by DR seems like something i can use i will try to buy it next year here is the link

                            http://www.drpower.com/leaf-lawn-vac...lk-behind.aspx

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                            • #15
                              Yea that is the one that I think Justin got and seemed to really enjoy. I bet it would cut down quite a bit on the time spent cleaning up leaves.

                              I bet if you keep an eye out on craigslist, you might find one cheaper, especially off season.
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