2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Re: Use of electric blower/vacuum to break sweet gum balls
Hum, chain saw, too bad it isn't good fire wood.
A shop vacuum may work, and a lot easier to move around than is my gas powered vacuum. But, I kind of like the idea of breaking the balls into pieces.
Well, in any case, I finished as well as I'm going to the area around the two trees I have. We planted them ourselves about 20 years ago after seeing such nice shape and pretty colors on corporate drives that were lined with these trees. I suppose the corporate grounds keepers know how to clean up and that's why I didn't see the mess.
Still interested if anyone has used one of the electric blower/vacs to mulch anything harder than leaves.
1989 Craftsman LT 12 HP 38" 2-blade deck - Retired
1993 Craftsman GT6000 18 HP B&S twin L-head 44" 3-blade deck, - Avatar and duty GT
2005 Craftsman DYT4000 42" 2-blade deck - B&S 18.5 Intek - new head gasket twice in 500 hr. Was hit by a Pine tree blown down by Hurricane Sandy Oct.2012
. But I now have the PYT9000 and a real mowing machine
2011 Craftsman PYT9000 B&S 26 HP Professional and 46" 2-blade deck. Wife said "ANOTHER TRACTOR?"
I replied "Yep"