DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

9.59 PILOT™, Tow-Behind

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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

9.59 PILOT™, Tow-Behind

Our All-New PILOT™ model has the same vacuum power and performance of our step-up models, but with a simplified collector design. It unloads with an easy, 2-step action, and the underlying frame doubles as a flatbed trailer. The result is great performance and our lowest price ever!

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Overview

INTRODUCING AN ALL-NEW DR LEAF VACUUM AT OUR LOWEST PRICE EVER!

Most Powerful

Most Powerful

An independent testing lab rated DR #1 in vacuum performance!

Unloads in seconds

Unloads in SECONDS!

Just unbuckle from the back, release the lock lever, and lift! With the DR you’re back to work in minutes!

Stores ANYWHERE

Stores ANYWHERE!

Collector folds down (no tools) to a 5” thick bundle. Storage preparation takes just 5 minutes!

DOUBLES as a cart!

DOUBLES as a cart!

Remove the collector top and you’ve got a sturdy flatbed cart that can haul loads of up to 400 pounds!

 DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

DR PILOT™ Model (2:10)


PILOT Model Product Summary

  • 200 Gallon capacity (27 cu. ft.)
  • Single Point Hitch
  • Optional jack stand available
  • DR OHV Engine; 9.59 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Manual-Starting
  • Weight: 230 lbs

Lawn Tractor Requirements:

Warranty Coverage

  • Machine: 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
  • Engine: 2 years residential; 1 year commercial

9.59 PILOT™ Model

The PILOT™ model gives you all the amazing suction power you’ll find on our larger models with a simplified collector and unloading mechanism. The underlying frame can also be used as a flatbed trailer (rather than the cart-style trailer found on the other models).

The collector—which has the same 200 gallon capacity as our PREMIER model—unloads in two easy steps: 1) simply unbuckle the closures on the back, and 2) release the lock lever from the front of the PILOT™ and tilt the entire collector to the rear. The steep dump angle ensures that the load empties completely.

With the collector removed, you can use the PILOT™ as a flatbed trailer to haul all sorts of loads around your property. It’s perfect for stackable and tie-down items.


Premier model leaf vacuum reduces leaves and yard waste

Collect, Shred and Dump!

Using the DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum drastically reduces the volume of leaves and other materials it collects. It starts with your mower deck which provides lift to pull lawn debris up into the spinning blade. Then the partially mulched material is channeled into our Shark Teeth Steel impeller which further reduces it before passing it in to the collector.


It’s not JUST for Leaves!

In spring the DR is great for cleaning up the wind- and storm-borne debris that collects on your lawn. During the summer, it makes a terrific high-capacity bagger that will leave your lawn spotless with very little extra effort on your part. And you can use the utility cart any time of year for hundreds of hauling jobs.


Features

Accessories Add Versatility

Our Vacuum Hose lets you get at yard waste in places you can't drive your mower. And the Mulch Discharger allows you to broadcast all that debris right where you want it.

Optimal 8" Hose

Our 8" hoses offer the ideal balance—narrower hoses clog too frequently, and wider ones lose compression and suction power. We tested extensively and found 8" to be the optimal diameter.

Modular Design

Our collector top removes and folds up, and the engine rolls away on its own built-in trolley. The result: simple, space-efficient storage and year-round versatility.

Reduce a Mountain of Leaves

Our Shark-Teeth Impeller, in combination with the action of your lawn mowing blade, reduces your leaves to a fine mulch during collection. The result is rich, organic material that you can return to your garden or compost heap.

Tow-behind DR leaf vacuum converts to a utility cart

Flatbed Utility Trailer

With the upper collector and power unit detached, the PILOT's underlying flatbed makes a great, 400-pound capacity trailer. Pin hitch it to your riding mower (or ATV) and use it for all kinds of hauling chores. It's perfect for transporting stackable or tie-down items.

Collector trailer on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

Huge Capacity

The PILOT model holds up to 27 cubic feet (200 gallons). The high-speed impeller reduces the volume of leaves to a fraction of their original bulk. So you’ll be able to collect huge amounts of leaves and debris before you have to stop and unload.

14-inch wheels on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

Big Wheels...easy Rolling!

Our 14” diameter wheels are bigger than competitive products and create a smoother roll. You can convert to dual wheel setup with our Wheel Upgrade Kit.

Trailer jack stand on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

Trailer Jack Stand

Heavy-duty Trailer Jack Stand, for moving the machine easily when not in use. Adapts to pin hitch heights of 8" to 15". Stand lifts out of the way during operation. 4" diameter wheel. (Optional accessory).

Trailer jack stand on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

Collector Closures

The PILOT's collector is closed by oversized buckles that are easy to grasp, even with gloves on. The collector's vertical "doors" can be held open by rebuckling them to the sides.

Specs

Dimensions

Length 80 in
Width 35 in
Height 52.375 in
Weight 230 lbs
Shipping Weight 344 lbs

Engine

Make DR
Starting Type Recoil
Ft Lbs Torque 9.59
Displacement 223 cc
Engine Type OHV
Number Of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Dual Element
Oil Capacity 16.9 oz
Oil Filter No
Lubrication Splash
Oil Type SAE 30W HD
Cooling Methods Air

Fuel System

Fuel Capacity 3.6 quarts
Fuel Shutoff Value Yes

General

Assembly Yes

Hauling

Weight Capacity 400 lbs
Hauling Capacity 27 Cubic Feet
Dump Angle 55

Material

Frame Welded Steel

Rotor

Rotor Speed 147 mph
Rotor Weight 21 lbs

Towing

Towable Yes
Hitch Type Pin
Towable Type Single Point
Recommended Towing Vehicle Riding Lawn Mower 12 hp Minimum

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use/90 days Commercial
Engine Warranty 2 yrs Residential Use/1 yr Commercial

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 2
Tire Size 14in x 4.5in
Dimensions 5.30/4.50-8 4 ply
Tread Sawtooth
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Great Multi Purpose Unit
Posted by: Craig W (DR Product Manager) from Vergennes, VT on 06/14/2017
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It's nice to have a multi-purpose unit that can be used throughout the year. Not only does this have awesome suction that will pick up and reduce leaves and grass, it can also be converted to a flat bed trailer. Allowing you to easily transport a number of things.
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Amazing capacity
Posted by: Don S. (DR Product Testing Manager) from Vergennes, VT on 06/14/2017
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It's impressive the amount of material this can hold, you'll be surprised how much is in the collection unit when you dump it. This unit has a powerful engine and incredible suction. It had no problem picking up leaves and grass clipping!
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Perfect size for a small land owner
Posted by: Tim (Product tester) from Vergennes, VT on 06/14/2017
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This is a compact machine with a lot of power, great suction. The heavy duty axle is great for the weight of collected material and when using the unit as a flatbed cart. This is the perfect unit for small land owners.
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Q.Does this require an adapter to connect it to my tractor?
A.Thank you for your interest. The DR Pilot Leaf and Lawn Vacuum does require an adapter to connect it to your tractor. There are two options, the Standard Deck Adapter fits lawn tractor decks where the discharge opening is less than 6" high and 19" wide and does not extend past the mower's spindle housing. If the opening DOES extend past the spindle housing (creating an elbow-shaped opening), you need the Angled Deck Adapter. If your lawn tractor has or has had a collection unit before, there is a chance your current deck adapter may work with the DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. Please feel free to contact us if you have any fit questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from NM on 6/27/2017
Q.How do you convert this to a flatbed trailer?
A.Thank you for contacting us. It is very easy! There are six wingnuts located underneath the cart, just twist those off and with the help of another person, you can lift the collection unit off. It's that easy! There are two cross bars you can remove to fold the collection unit flat for storage if you would like. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from MI on 6/14/2017
Q.What is the minimum HP needed to tow the Pilot?
A.The DR Pilot Tow-Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum will work with most conventional-style riding lawn tractors. The Pilot can be attached to tractors with a 12 HP minimum and will work well on level terrain. If you have hilly terrain you’ll need a minimum of 14 HP. Please feel free to call our Sales Team at toll-free 1-888-550-0062 if you have any other questions. Thanks for your inquiry.
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Posted by: Anonymous from NC on 6/27/2017
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