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Does anyone have any experience with this leaf cleanup tool?

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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/
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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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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.
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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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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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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.

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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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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.
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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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