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Re: Leaf Vac./Mulcher

We have an Echo leaf sucker, don't know if that's the same as ECO.  It's gray
with orange lettering and they sell them at the local Home DEPO.  Works very
well except that we have gum trees and the gum balls jam up the mulching
blade.  Echo is a fairly good, mid quality brand. We've found that if we get
any of the cheaper brands, the engines just don't hold up.  If you just have
leaves without any other debris, it works pretty well and should do the job for


Glen Williams wrote:

> Hi Guys:
> I guess I need some type of equipment to deal with the leaves of 5 giant
> maples.   Where I once had wide straight paths  between my garden beds
> which were mowed and raked, I now have serpentine meanders filled with
> washed stone. Because of garden creep they are much narrower in places and
> any sort of push/ pull contrivance will not work. What I need is a gas
> powered pack pack leaf vacuum/shredder, which fills a large container or
> bag with a good leaf to mulch ratio.  I don't think I want anything
> electric because of cords...but I am not absolutely sure.  I have an old
> leaf blower with a cord and I don't like it. It's not that it sucks, it's
> that it doesn't.
>    I am investigating a machine from ECO at about $200.00  which might be
> what I want. I don't care about expanses of lawn...that I can rake. What is
> going to drive me crazy is clearing/raking the washed stone pathways of
> leaves. I like the idea of the leaves being mulched.The  blurbs say that
> this machine has a 12 to 1 mulch ratio....that doesn't seem like much. I
> just don't know.  Anybody with experience out there. I am not looking for
> something to suck up the neighborhood Great Dane, but I don't want another
> toy which stays in the third story of the "obsolete" tool shed.  Thanks
> glen
> "If only words would keep their meaning and live up to their promise...or
> is it me?"
> Glen Williams
> 20 Dewey St.
> Springfield , Vermont
> 05156
> Tel: 802-885-2839
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