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Mower vacuum tube
"I've never seen anything like this on the market," says Wayne N. Best, Raymond, Ill., about the vacuum attachment he came up with for his lawn and garden tractor.
Best simply put a sheet of plywood over the bottom of the mower deck on his lawn and garden tractor, holding it on tightly with rubber straps. Once covered, the blades create suction through a 6-in. hole he cut in the plywood and ducted out to the side of the mower. He attached a length of 4-in. dia. flexible hose. A 2-ft. length of PVC tubing attaches to the end of the hose and is fitted with a handle.
Best came up with the idea as a way to vacuum up leaves, grass trimmings and other trash in and around ornamental landscaping around his house and other buildings. "By varying the speed of the mower blades, I can slow it down enough so it just picks up leaves and other light-weight debris without picking up the ornamental rock placed around my landscaping. The attachment is safe since the blade is completely enclosed," says Best, noting that he's used the idea for three years and would like to find a manufacturer for it.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne N. Best, 202 N. O'Bannon St., Raymond, Ill. 62560 (ph 217 229-3169).


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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3