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Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:58 PM
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I was looking at buying the following items, has anyone used any of it?
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100615893

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100427494

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I'm not too fussy about those sweepers. I've tried one before then the one wheel that turns the sweeper keeps jamming up and then it screwed up and it bent to ****. It was thrown in the garbage.
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If you ever plan on using that blower/vac as a vacuum, be careful. If anything that's not a leaf gets sucked in their, its pretty much done. Also, using it as a vacuum is really hard on the motor, so if you plan on using it to vacuum stuff, it may not last very long.

I also don't like spike aerators...in my opinion they don't do much. I only ever core aerate, so if there is a core aerator attachment, I suggest going for that instead.
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Thank you for the replies. I had my doubts with the aerator already, so I think I will pass on that.
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Rick have you checked out craigslist at all for some used commercial equipment or would that not be a good idea?
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Exclamation the blower vac

I have used the blower vac for 1 1/2 years now and it works great. Mine is a stihl. The mulch mechanism is metal instead of plastic. Check first with the supplier if its a steel mulching piece or plastic. Don't buy it if its plastic.

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I have a BG85 Stihl blower/vac set up.
The impeller is made from plastic.
I do get a piece for mulch tru it every now & again. I am sure it doesn't help it, it hasn't hurt it yet either.
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