The 4 hp Briggs on the PeCo lawn vac didn't want to start today. Replaced
the old NGK with a new Champion and got her running. But noticed the air
filter is a little cruddy so I'll replace that too. And the recoil starter
doesn't always want to engage so I'll pull off the cover, clean it out, and
spray a little lubricant in there. It's us against the leaves.
I got the tool because of the optional vacuum attachment.
made a quick way to get leaves out of a flower bed without
disturbing the mulch. I thought it would vacuum the leaves
up and fill the shoulder bag. I vacuumed and vacuumed enough
leaves to fill the bag three times and deciding something was
strange I stopped, opened the bag and to my complete delight
found the leaves had been shredded into tiny pieces.
later when trimming the new growth off a hedge I found out the
tool will vacuum and shred those trimmings also.
funny to me how the sales person made no mention of how the
tool would shred.
tried the process out this morning and it worked so well I
thought I'd share.
vacuumed leaves off the lawn this morning with the riding
lawn mower baggier attachment. the blades on the rider do
a slight shred on the leaves with not a whole lot of reduction
in volume though they do a fine job of capturing and placing
them in the bag. then using the Stihl BG85D vacuum shredder
attachment the leaves were vacuumed from the mower bag and
shredded again reducing them by at least a 14x ratio. the
result was a finely ground product that ended up being spread
over the garden and then cut into the ground.
if you've got the equipment, you've got to give this a try.
Be careful. It's just like when you get your first powerwasher. EVERYTHING
gets power-washed. Then you look around, and there's nothing left to blast.
*That's* when the severe depression sets in. Wait 'till you start blowing
the leaves out of trees, 'cause you don't want to wait for them to fall,
just so you can vacuum them up. =P
Glad it works for ya, man.
Photons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.
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