DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

11.50 PRO, Self-Propelled

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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

11.50 PRO, Self-Propelled

SKU: WLL115

If you don't own a lawn tractor, or if your property has lots of tight spaces, our Walk-Behind Leaf Vac may be just right for you. It's self-propelled and has an onboard chipper that chews up 2-inch thick branches.

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11.50 Pro, Self-Propelled, Manual-Start

Product Review Stars: 4.01 star rating(99 reviews)
  • For small properties and tight spaces
  • 11.50 ft-lbs/250cc
  • Has onboard chipper that handles 2" thick sticks

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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum

11.50 Pro, Self-Propelled, Electric-Start

Product Review Stars: 4.01 star rating(99 reviews)
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  • 11.50 ft-lbs/250cc
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PREMIER-200, Tow-Behind

Product Review Stars: 4.56 star rating(73 reviews)

Step up to 1-Hand Dumping!

  • Clamshell Design for Easy Unloading
  • Engine: 11.1 ft-lbs Gross Torque 223cc
  • Capacity: 200 gallons
  • Electric-starting available
  • Doubles as a 500 lb. Trailer

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PRO-321, Tow-Behind

Product Review Stars: 4.59 star rating(54 reviews)

More Capacity, More Power!

  • 60% more capacity (321 gallons)
  • Clamshell Design for 1-Hand Dumping
  • Engine: 15.3 ft-lbs Gross Torque 301cc
  • Electric-starting available
  • Doubles as a 800 lb. Trailer

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PRO XL-321, Tow-Behind

Product Review Stars: 4.73 star rating(30 reviews)

Top of the Line!

  • Maximum Power and Capacity
  • Clamshell Design for 1-Hand Dumping
  • Engine: 19.6 ft-lbs Gross Torque 389cc
  • Electric Starting Available
  • Doubles as a 800 lb. Trailer

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Overview
Overhead valve engine on the tow-behind DR leaf vacuum

DR Self-Propelled Leaf and Lawn Vacuum (1:06)


Product Summary:

  • Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV Engine: 11.50 Ft. Lbs. Torque
  • Electric-start and Manual-start available
  • 3 Forward speeds, 1 reverse
  • 37 gal collector capacity (dry gallons)
  • Powerful shredding mechanism significantly reduces waste from its original volume
  • Lifetime solid steel Impeller

Warranty Coverage:

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

No Tractor? No Problem!

Our self-propelled model is just right for cleaning up tight corners, extra hilly areas (up to 20 degree slopes), or for those without a lawn tractor.

This unit creates tremendous suction for collecting leaves, grass clippings, pine cones, pine needles and more... while you move forward at a comfortable walking speed. You'll get great results in a fraction of the time it would take to do the job by hand!

In highly-landscaped areas, our self-propelled model is a nimble performer. Get up close to flower beds and shrubs without risk of damaging valuable plants. Work tight along foundations, stone walls and fences.

Self-propelled model leaf vacuum can hold 37-gallons / 80 lbs
Features
3 forward speeds, 1 reverse on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

3 forward speeds plus one reverse let you set the pace

The self-propelled DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum is ideal for rolling terrain and hilly yards. You'll effortlessly glide along on the open areas of your lawn or charge up hills, even with a full load. Large pneumatic tires smooth out the ride.

 
Optional Vacuum Hose on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

Optional vacuum hose gets all those hard-to-reach spots

For those areas you can't reach with your Leaf and Lawn Vacuum, we offer an optional Vacuum Hose Attachment. With 10-feet of hose you can clean up under shrubs, in window wells, along foundations, under decks — any hard-to-reach area.

 
Briggs and Stratton engine on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

Briggs and Stratton engine will never leave you wanting more

This high performance engine is far more powerful than engines found on other walk-behind lawn vacs. And it's that extra power that gives the DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum tremendous vacuum suction for unbeatable performance.

 
Single-lever height adjustment on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

Instant height control lets you adjust the vacuum's height for terrain conditions

A single-lever height adjustment allows you to set the vacuum's intake height. Use the higher settings when collecting a thick carpet of leaves. Set the nozzle low for matted wet leaves, pine needles, and nuts.

 
Built-in wood chipper on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

Built-in wood chipper chips branches as you go

Say goodbye to ugly brush piles. The DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum is available with a built-in high-speed chipper that makes fast work of prunings, small saplings, and branches up to 2 inches in diameter. As a branch is run through the chipper, the wood chips are deposited into the collection bag, so there's nothing to pick up or clean up after chipping.

 
Solid steel impeller on a DR self-propelled leaf vacuum

Solid steel impeller comes with a lifetime warranty

All lawn vacuums have an impeller. But only the DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum features an impeller with a Lifetime Warranty. Made of solid steel, our impeller is guaranteed against bending or breaking for as long as you own your machine.

 
Specs

Dimensions

Length 67"
Width 25 1/2"
Height 43"
Weight 205 lbs Manual Start / 216 lbs Electric Start
Shipping Dimensions 40" L x 30" W x 39" H

Engine

Make Briggs & Stratton
Model Intek
Starting Type Manual or Electric
Ft Lbs Torque 11.5
Engine Type OHV
Number Of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Paper

Fuel System

Fuel Capacity 2.9 qt

Hauling

Weight Capacity 80 lbs
Hauling Capacity 37 gallons

Towing

Towable No

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
Engine Warranty 2 years residential; 90 days commercial

Wheels Tires

Front Tire Size 8" x 1 3/4" solid rubber
Rear Tire Size 10 1/2" x 3 1/2" pneumatic
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Great Leaf Vac
Posted by: Brian M. from North Wales, PA on 11/28/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
3.5 Stars. I really like this vac. The suction power is awesome and it has a good range for the height adjustment. The speed is ok, but it seemed like there was too much of a difference between 2nd and 3rd gear. I had one problem during the setup which was that one of the bolts on the front was stripped. Luckily I had a tool to fix the threads. I wish the bag was bigger and that the connection to the blower had a more rigid design. After using it once I decided that removing the bag every time it filled up was too much work and would damage the connection material. I found that just emptying the bag onto a tarp was much faster so I bought six small tarps and just unload as I go. Also, it would be nice if you could just disengage the impeller rather than shutting it down every time you need to empty the bag.
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At First had an Issue but All Good now
Posted by: Gregory R. from Buzzards Bay, MA on 11/25/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Out of the box first use carburetor failed. DR worked with myself and a local dealer and we had the unit repaired and has been running like a champ. A week delay in the use of the product but happy so far.
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Needs better SOP’s and Q.C.
Posted by: Sam Hill from Watertown, SD on 11/21/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I had so place washer behind the idler pully for th drive. Rubbed on spring. Directions not the best. Machine arrive to late for 2018 season. DR needs to do improvements to QC. Quality control is poor
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Walk behind lawn vacuum
Posted by: Isaac S. from FUQUAY VARINA, NC on 11/14/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Works great assembly instructions need to be improved very satisfied with the machine
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Powerful and effective
Posted by: Andy LaB from SENOIA, GA on 11/14/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
This is a very powerful leaf vacuum that effectively sucks up and mulches leaves. The height of the front snout is adjustable. The vacuum has 3 gears for different forward speeds and 1 gear for reverse, which is very helpful for backing the vacuum into the area one wishes to dump the mulch. Ours arrived with a bolt that holds the snout on to the housing missing and the vendor promptly sent us a new front housing. Be aware that it takes about 2 full days to assemble this equipment. Several of the housing bolts were loose after 2 hours of use. Overall this is a great piece of equipment for picking up and mulching leaves in areas where one cannot blow the leaves into the woods. We are pleased with it.
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poor
Posted by: JOSEPH T. from CAMP VERDE, AZ on 05/19/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
this unit will not pick up a pine needle in 3rd gear it picks all most nothing 2nd gear is so slow to walk behind its not worth the money
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Very nice
Posted by: Emily M. from Star city, IN on 05/16/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I would have given a 5 Star rating but there is one issue. After using leaf vacuum for a few minutes and emptying bag it is difficult to restart. I wish it would start right back up when you pull the cord. It can be frustrating.
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Not Ready for Assembly
Posted by: Kenneth B. from Evans City, PA on 04/02/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
Already wrote a negative review on this my 6th DR. product. Between the painted bolts and in correctly manufactured plastic shroud this is a home owner assembly. Got it done, sent photos and email never a response. Awful customer service. On the same path as Kmart 20 years ago.
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DR Lawn Vac
Posted by: Michael Wells from Biloxi, MS on 03/28/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
Very disappointing. Very difficult to start machine. Had to make 3 passes of same spot and still didn't pick up them all. Bag very difficult to empty and almost impossible to re-zip. Small push mower with bag does as well. Planning to return asap.
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Not ready for Asswmbly
Posted by: Kenneth B. from Evans City, PA on 03/18/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
Experienced the challenge of painted bolts I see others describe. Should have read these before assembly but thought I could trust DR and their instructions. This is at least my 6th product from them and have been very satisfied with all until this product. First the plastic shroud that attaches to the top of the unit to the bag came without the necessary slots on the side to slide over the orange assembly. No customer service on a Sunday while trying to put this together. Dremmel this thing out. When attempting top attach to the assembly the tack welded bolt on the inside of assembly breaks free after 2 turns. Can't back it out. Have to take entire orange assembly apart to tighten the bolt. Reassemble fighting the painted bolts at every turn. The plastic handled bolts that attach the bottom of the vac to the unit- destroyed. Used channel locks to torque those on. Provided photos to customer service, never a call back. Still waiting for replacement hardware 2 weeks later. By the way its 7 small pieces I am waiting on after they send me a product that cannot be assembled by the average homeowner that was a premium price. I expect so much more from this company and this is not what I have come to expect.
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Owner p & k ranch
Posted by: PAT O. from CANTON, TX on 02/17/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
The machine picked up leaves great but did not pick up acorns as described also l thought the bag was supposed to come off for easy dumping instead of having to drop them on the ground and having to pick them up again I was trying to make my work easier not harder
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Assembly
Posted by: John S. from GAY, GA on 01/22/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The assembly of the unit is complicated by the orange powercoat paint getting into the bolt holes and on the threads of the studs. Had to use special taps and dies to clean the paint out of the threads. Lucky that my neighbor is a mechanic, and I could borrow the tools from him. Otherwise it would be a trip to the hardware store to buy some expensive tools just to put it together. I have never had problems with all the other DR products I have bought (DR mower, chipper, string trimmer). They were almost completely assembled.
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assembly and useage
Posted by: william rouse from atascadero, CA on 01/04/2018
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
had to re thread and tape to assemble. Orange paint build up on threads . Does not pick up acorns. works best on concrete. .
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Leaf vacuum review
Posted by: James K. from Chester, VA on 12/18/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I bought the electric start leaf vacuum in November. The engine starts well and runs good. The unit does a good job of vacuuming up leaves and mulches about 7 to 1. It would make my job a lot easier if it would mulch the leaves finer.
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Very Satisfied
Posted by: Kenneth E M. from Littleton, NC on 12/09/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
A few blibs early which were quickly rectified by DR but so far so good. The leaf vac works well in my yard. The yard is heavily wooded and the vac is very easy to work among the trees. It has made my job much easier. You do have to empty the bag often with the heavy leaf drop early in the season but it is still a lot more efficient than blowing and totting. I am very satisfied with the equipment
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Good but somewhat difficult to use
Posted by: Donald E. from WINCHESTER, VA on 12/06/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Bought this to allow my wife to help me in leaf collection - result is so-so. The bag gets so heavy that is it an effort to keep the snout on the ground - particularly on slopes. Not upset about the purchase but will need to modify planned uses. Vacuum is effective - bag holds a ton - have yet to try hose accessory.
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Finally
Posted by: KENNETH U. from ROCHESTER, NY on 12/01/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
With 5 hickery trees in the yard and years of raking a prodct that takes care of the mess in a third of the time
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My DR vacuum
Posted by: elmer f. from STOCKBRIDGE, GA on 11/09/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Assembly was a little slow due to unclear instructions. In operation this machine far exceeded my expectations. Leaves were very finely shredded and they should break down rapidly in the garden. Iam very impressed with this product
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Very pleased!
Posted by: STEPHEN M. from DENTON, TX on 11/08/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We are very pleased with the purchase of this lawn vacuum. Our property has many old growth oak trees. We also like a clean yard. The two do not mix well in the fall. In the past we routinely would spend 4-6 hours a weekend raking, blowing, and bagging all the leaves and acorns. It was a huge, tiring job. With this DR vacuum I am able to do the entire lawn in just over 2 hours. It is a substantial investment, but after two different days of using it I am very happy to give a strong recommendation for this product. There were some frustrations with the shipping process and the time it took (toward the longer side of the projected delivery) and there was a part missing in the shipment. This was rectified speedily. Assembly was quite clear, although I do think the directions could be more specific. For example they do not include the oil capacity. If they told you it was 20 oz., that would have been easier than having to "eyeball" it. Be sure to have the vacuum nozzle securely tightened down. If that is loose, it could be jarred out of place and release the safety switch. I did not understand this initially so after 2 hours of running when the machine suddenly stopped and would not restart, I was perturbed. I eventually saw that the safety switch gap was open and the nozzle was out of place. The lip of the nozzle had caught a corner and I realized that I did not have the hand tightened wing nuts completely tightened down. Be sure to wear a mask as it does get dusty behind the machine.
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DOES NOT PICK UP ACORNS!!!
Posted by: Myk A. from Worcester, MA on 11/02/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
I bought this unit expressly because the website, videos, and Q & A section all say it picks up acorns. I can't be clearer about this: IT DOES NOT. well, maybe 3-5% of them, but for all intents and purposes it does not. I ran over a BLANKET of acorns in my back yard (and no, it's not wet out and they're not embedded in the ground...just sitting on top of my quite level yard), with the snout at the lowest setting, and it got maybe ten of them. For dry leaves, it works as advertised. The chipper actually exceeded my expectations. I've ordered the optional vacuum hose. I'm sincerely hoping it is better at acorn suction than the unit as it is. If so, I'll amend my review accordingly.
Response from DR SupportThank you for contacting us. We're sorry to hear the Walk-Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum did not work for your intended purpose. The lower position is best for nuts, acorns, gum balls and wet leaves. The higher position is best for thick dry leaves. If the acorns and nuts are not embedded in the grass, the vacuum should suck them up and the steel impeller will pulverize them. It may take multiple passes to pick them all up. Another helpful tip is to be sure the engine is at full throttle, ensuring the best suction. We do hope the Vacuum hose helps! This will allow you to get an even closer, more direct suction.
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Self Contained and Very Efficient!
Posted by: Chris S. from Santa Maria, CA on 10/24/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Well made unit, durable, stout hardware. The front wheels are a little light and the unit tips back, raising the front wheels when the debris bag is full. A little extra ballast or weight in the front would help counteract that, but not a real problem to raise issue with. The tip-back actually helps detach the debris bag when full. Great suction for leaves and twigs, just the right amount so as to not pick up small rocks in the driveways and landscaping. Assembly and start-up was easy. The resulting mulch in the bag was mixed into other green waste and helped our composting. And a great time saver versus using blowers, trash barrels, dust pans, brooms, etc. Maneuvers well around the yards, driveways, walkways. Self contained and very efficient unit. It will get a lot of use.
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Extremely Happy is unit
Posted by: Paul L. from Penn Yan, NY on 10/18/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Bought the 11.5 hp manual start DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. They made it, shipped it and the same day it arrived I put it together. No problems, nothing missing, instructions & pictures fine, no issues. Added gas & oil, set the level, gave her a sturdy pull (yes, you are moving some power here) and she is off & running. Its October here and the leaves are falling and the grass still growing/needs mowing & raking so it got a good first day test. I have a small <1/2 acre yard with fence, etc. and this machine performed great for me. Actually exceeded my expectations. Currently mowed & did leaf pick up for the 3rd time with it since my purchase-and my yard looks great. I appreciate the labor saving it does for me and the leaves are mulched and don't blow back in the yard. Side benefit- I don't have to carry a stick around in my hand till I get to the brush pile- just feed it to the chipper. Wish I bought it years ago. Wonder if the kids think I am mean now that I got it after they are all gone- hahaha. Anyone want a rake & tarp??
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leaf vac
Posted by: Dennis A. from Manlius, NY on 09/26/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Was missing 3 nuts and a bag hook. Was able to get these at hardware store. Have used it twice and works fine. Played with height and found the one that works best foe me.
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Leaf N Lawn Vac
Posted by: JIM V. from MERRIMACK, NH on 09/05/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
Some things to watch out for... the bolt holding the vac impeller is threaded in such a was as during rotation the bolt backs out making the impeller thrash against the housing, most annoying and I am sure unsafe. The threads should have been in the opposite direction so it tightens during use. That is engineering 101. The throttle cable is ineffective in that the lever on the engine is so hard to move, the cable can not overcome the resistance. Poor design. The catcher bag is difficult to unzip as the zipper is too fine and delicate for the rough environment. Better than raking.
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Don't rake
Posted by: Albert L. Logan from Bigfork, MT on 05/11/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Works great. Somewhat difficult to use on uneven ground. Much better than raking leaves etc.
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OK product but not good for live oak leaves
Posted by: Donald F. from Austin, TX on 05/07/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I had high hopes for this product. The equipment arrive damaged and needed a new front wheel and front bracket. The box was a wreck. DR promptly sent replacement parts. Vacuuming dense live oak leaves doesn't do much shredding and their lack of loft makes them difficult to vacuum. Less dense leaves such as sycamore probably work well. The weight of a 75% full bag of live oak leaves or St. Augustine grass clippings causes the handle to dip and the front wheels to leave the ground. The chipper works great.
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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum
Posted by: Aaron K. from Mindoro, WI on 05/04/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Received my DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum in a timely manner. The assembly instructions was easy to follow, as was assembly. Used it for the first time with two days of assembly. I purchased the manual model, but would recommend the electric start model, as the "pull" because of the engine compression could be somewhat strenuous for a weaker person. Works great on picking up newly cut grass, once you adjust to the right height. Certainly saves my lower back with not having to rack up the grass and place it into a wheel barrel and make several trips to dump it. I recently purchased two composters to place the grass and leaves in for composting. I have a very large yard to mow (about 1 1/2 hours worth). I would definitely recommend this product.
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Great
Posted by: Harry P. from Otter Lake, MI on 05/04/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Instructions are not the best. Does a great job picking up leaves. The bagging system is a little difficult. The clips on the bottom of discharge tube cut into the cloth and after several uses cut holes.
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Leaf vaccum
Posted by: Todd R. from KANSAS CITY, MO on 04/20/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Help me out alot work excellent
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So far so good
Posted by: William M. from Millington, TN on 04/12/2017
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I thought assembly was straight forward and instructions was ample. As far as use have not got a good season in yet but did pick the small piles of leaves and gum balls. Can't wait for the fall season.
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Vacumm's Worth??
Posted by: DANIEL C. from PASADENA, MD on 12/29/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
After missing the intended surge in leaf pickup while waiting on the third collector bag (Manufacturer's Defect); I finally got the chance to try the machine out only to find it clogs easily and is very slow. I'm hoping that experience will overcome the clogging next fall. For the money spent on this machine; I would hope a quart of oil would be shipped with the unit rather than take the oil from the maintenance kit I bought for the first intended service.
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Leaf Sucker
Posted by: Zack Mc from Sellersville, PA on 12/13/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I purchased the leaf vacuum about a month ago. Have a big place so lots of leaves to suck up. Took a while to assembly because instruction are bad copies and difficult to determine where the arrows are pointing. In this day and age a color instruction book would be a big plus and on line instructions would also help. Also ordered the vacuum hose that broke upon assembly but DR was quick to replace parts required. It does a good job at picking up leaves but at times I must go over the heavy areas twice, understandable. Unloading the bag is a pain and I found the best way was to empty onto a trap and then drag to the compost pile. One thing I must check on is DR recommends that the bag be hand washed, I would like to know how they propose this to be done. All in all saves time and most important saves on effort. I would recommend to a friend.
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Owner
Posted by: William T. from Noblesville, IN on 12/12/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Very good product. Very few parts for an easy assembly. Works as advertised. I would have rated it 5 Stars if I did not have an clutch wire spring break on the second drive engagement. However a quick call into the service center resulted in an immediate shipment of the needed part.
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Performed as Advertised
Posted by: ROBERT M. from BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC on 06/22/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
After assembling the unit, I was pleasantly surprised by its performance. It seems to have sufficient suction to handle vacuuming leaves from the ditch beside my driveway. My only complaint is the length of the hose when using the attachment. A longer hose would allow me to cover a longer stretch before moving the machine.
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Leaf vac self propelled
Posted by: ANTHONY E. from LAKE PLACID, FL on 06/16/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Machine is very easy to use. Really picks up well. Even picks up and grinds palm nuts that fell from the palm trees. I believe it is a good purchase decision.
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D R leaf and lawn vacuum review
Posted by: DANNY H. from FOUR OAKS, NC on 05/03/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Excellent results shredding leaves-in one month use. Electric start is a great advantage according to my wife.
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DR lawn vacuum
Posted by: GARY G. from BROOKSVILLE, FL on 04/18/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Easy to operate, propels easily in our flortam grass here in Florida. Picks up pretty well. We have live oaks, and their leaves really bury in the grass. Easy to empty and easy to clean the bag. It seems to be a very durable product that at this time of year, I use about every other day.
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well made
Posted by: MICHAEL A. from GARNER, NC on 04/18/2016
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I just purchased a DR Power vac for my landscaping business. I do a lot of Yard cleanups and it helps a lot.
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So far ok
Posted by: L Stakes. from Henrico, VA on 12/22/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Have used about 4 times in back yard. The negatives are it doesn't pick up well when there is a low spot in yard & doesn't pick up gum balls as well as I would like it to. The on/off switch is not clearly defined so I had to get used to that (at first I wasn't sure how to start it). Will do better as I learn how to use it more.
Response from DR SupportThank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your new DR Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. The machine does come equipped with height adjustment control that allows you to better control the amount of suction. Gum balls, nuts, etc should be picked up unless they are somewhat embedded in the ground and in this situation you may find that the machine does not pick them up as well. We are always happy to assist you over the phone with any operational concerns or questions. As you already indicated; getting familiar with your new DR and learning how to operate it takes time. And our hope is that you're pleased with your purchase and happy the machine's performance. Give us a call any time. We certainly thank you for choosing DR Power and appreciate your business!
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Powerful machine!
Posted by: Jeff G. from BETHEL PARK, PA on 11/26/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I live in a very hilly area and my yard has a lot of challenges, trees,pines, ect. this machine worked very well! some spots would be hard for anything to work on so I used my leaf blower where needed then used machine to pick up. Being self propelled it was very good on hills and slops and uneven areas. Impeller and chipper exceeded my expectations
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A great machine
Posted by: Barry N. from Vienna, VA on 10/27/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Does a great job vacuuming and shredding the leaves etc. Sucks up twigs and a other debris on the lawn as well as leaves. It also sucks up some but not all acorns. Reduced time to clear yard to about 10 percent of what it was previously taking me. I had to call Tech Support on a number of issues, both relating to the assembly and the operation, and they were both pleasant to deal with and most helpful.
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could'nt be better
Posted by: Dick T. from Belpre, OH on 10/21/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This unit does exactly as it proclaims in its adds. If there is one thing to improve on,perhaps it would be to have the bag lined with something to keep the debris from sticking so bad inside when you empty it...... I sure like mine tho !
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Needed addition!
Posted by: Scott V. from Lodi, WI on 09/21/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I purchased my yard vac two years ago and it's still running great, but I hope the folks at DR will consider an improvement to it. For me personally, I don't use the chipper part of this vac, so that could be eliminated. The improvement I would suggest is to put some kind of rotating sweeper or flexible tines on the front of the snout to churn up acorn and twigs. This year was a bumper crop for my two oak trees, so I'm working on picking them up before the leaves drop. The vacuum on this machine is so good, that the acorns and twigs can sometimes get caught in the grass and not picked up (the grass wraps around them and holds them in place). I find myself having to run over the same ground forward and backwards several times to get everything and even then it doesn't always get the more deeply embedded acorns. Overall, I'm still pleased with this machine, but I'm downgrading my rating slightly for the reason stated above. I would be willing to be a tester and would be happy to buy an improved version (or after factory add-on) of the snout.
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Works great
Posted by: Clifford W. from BREMERTON, WA on 08/17/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
So far it is working great.
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Pine Cones
Posted by: john b. from ST. MARTINVILLE, LA on 08/14/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This machine picks up pine cones which great. Still playing w/ it. It cleans up great around the pool.
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New DR purchase
Posted by: Robert E. G. from WABASH, IN on 07/31/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I first purchased a manual start and found it was too hard to pull to start. Called the Company to exchange for electric start. This was completed with very good service from DR employee. I have the new one assembled and it starts very easy. Since it is a leaf vacuum I will have to wait for the leaves to fall to test it out but it sure looks like it will preform very well.
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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum
Posted by: James L. from Garrettsville, OH on 06/26/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I received this machine not knowing what to expect. Well built heavy- duty machine. I purchased the electric start as well. Easy assembly put oil and gas in started right up. I used it to pick up debris and chopped wood. I was very impressed.
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nice machine
Posted by: THOMAS B. from MERCED, CA on 05/04/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I have a large area of lawn, concrete, gravel driveway with large trees over most of it. This vac works quite acceptably over all with a simple heigth adjustment. The model I have is the pull start, with gas treatment after two years it still starts fast ( but takes a big body to pull the jerk rope i think). I dump leaves on the ground im my humis pile, the leaves stay put in strong winds after running through the vac. To have a bag that never needs emptying is akin to having an animal that never eats! I think the bag will need to be replaced eventually. At first you tend to man handle the thing, but really after a while its pretty user friendly! I think DR built a machine that had to cover a lot or parimeters(self propelled, desent handling, and desighing a bagger that works and a shredder too) was done well. I'd give it 4 1/2 stars.
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Takes the work out of it
Posted by: John P. from Vergennes, VT on 05/02/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I was going to wait to write this review until Fall but I had such a good experience this past week I decided to post it now. I'm a local and have always heard good things about DR. My leaf blower from another company died last year and I returned to raking leaves onto a tarp and dragging them over the bank. I only managed to clear about 2/3 of my lawn before winter. I heard about the DR Leaf Vacuum and decided to purchase one. I was concerned the the leaves in my backyard were too compressed and wet to pick up. In 3 hours I had the back yard vacuumed up and gave the rest of the lawn a quick brush up too. Because the leaves were compress and some were wet I had to go over some areas 2 or 3 times, but it was much easier than raking or using a leaf blower. The bag when full can be a little challenging to handle. I wish there was a handle to grab on the bottom of the bag. I found myself hugging it and wrestling with it a few times to empty leaves. I found the leaves to be mulched perfectly and will work well in my compost bins. Excellent product!
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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum (Reconditioned)
Posted by: DEREK OLEA from ROSEVILLE, CA on 01/29/2015
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
While researching leaf vacuums I found DR to have the options that are important for my application. Not a stranger to factory refurbished products I aimed for saving $$ while receiving a full warranty. Great deal. Upon receiving the leaf vacuum I went right at it. I followed the directions for the initial operation. While inspecting as much as I could there was a few surprising conditions I would not expect from a factory refurbished product. Turns out the pulley tension arm was not aligned allowing the belt to track off the side. I removed and bent the metal bar back to alignment. Replaced the frayed belt. The front wheel height adjustment does not hit all location indexes. I did make alterations to have a fully functional height adjustment range. Other notable finding was quite a bit of debris in the bag. It could have been emptied out. That would be a nice "refurbished" touch. In conclusion my rating was a generous 3 for the received condition. It felt it was just rushed through, 'get it out the door'. As far as performance and design I give 4 stars. The battery tray prevents a smooth rolling down steps by dragging steel past wheel clearance. Now it is being used as designed and performing well.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback on the DR Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. We take a lot of pride in how we refurbish our machines prior to sending them out and appreciate your comments. This information has been passed along to our service manager. Additionally, someone from our Tech Support Department is going to give you a call to make sure the machine is in good working order and that you are happy with it. We appreciate that you chose DR Power and thank you for your business!
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Pleased ( 4 1/2 stars )
Posted by: DANNY L. from CHURCH HILL, TN on 11/17/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I received the vacuum and put it to work the next day. It works as advertised. The critical reviews I read about the bag are over-stated. It is not that big a problem to empty. Since it is a bit slow I recommend that you mow your leaves to the middle of your yard so that it only takes 2 or 3 passes to pick them up. I HIGHLY recommend the electric start and self - propelled options. Great job on this product. I also own a trimmer and a tiller I purchased from you and am VERY satisfied with these products also. Keep up the good work.
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DR Lawn Vacuum
Posted by: Hugh M. from LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC on 11/06/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have used the machine six times so far and I am pleased with it
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Disappointed
Posted by: TOM Hamm from KNOXVILLE, TN on 10/30/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
The leaf lawn vacuum performance is disappointing because the pick-up is not efficient--vacuum is weak.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback on the DR® Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Department give you a call soon. There are likely helpful tips that we can share with you. Your satisfaction is important to us and we certainly thank you for your business
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A very good machine
Posted by: Richard M. from POLAND, OH on 10/29/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The vac works very well, Snout removal to chnge to hose vac is very quick and easy. The main thing is to read the two booklets that came with the leaf vac. I check the books to make sure I am doing the right thing and so far I have had no problems. I think it is a great product and it just keeps humming along. I have just finished my first five hours and 1 bag full of leafs in the vac bag is better than 6 bags in the yard for trash pickup. Thanks
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Leaf Vacuum
Posted by: Charles H. from Badin Lake, NC on 10/29/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The vacuum is my second DR product. I have owned a power wagon for ten years and could not live without it. I am using my vacuum for the second year. I am very satisfied with the machine, but have some of the same concerns that have been expressed by other reviewers. I have a lot of Oak trees on a sloping lot and do not feel that it picks up acorns as well as I would like. Also the bag is very heavy and hard to handle when it is full. This causes the machine to want to tilt to the back, lifting the nozzle off the ground. One suggestion I have is to place a swivel wheel under the back of the machine similar to the rear wheel on the power wagon to help support the weight of the bag when it is full. Overall this is a great product.
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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum
Posted by: ROBERT S. from BLOOMINGTON, MN on 10/12/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Delivery of the product was much quicker than I had anticipated. I was impressed with the heavy duty construction of the machine and properly sized engine. Assembly was easy and the vacuum picks up very well. I was hoping it would it would shred the leaves though more than it does and don't believe it accomplishes the stated six to one reduction in waste volume. Emptying the bag into a trash container is very cumbersome and required the construction of an lightweight intermediate container. I dump the leaves from the vacuum into the intermediate container without removing the bag from the machine and then dump the intermediate container contents into the regular trash container.
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Lawn vacuum
Posted by: Ed ONeill from Fairfield, TX on 10/03/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
It works exactly as advertised. Only issue I have is emptying the bag. A little cumUbersome. The zipper does get stuck but it probably caused by the dirt and debri. Definitely takes the work out of raking. Thanks DR.
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Satisfied w/ performance
Posted by: Anthony B. from Greenfield, MA on 06/29/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I have had the leaf vac for 3 years now and I am satisfied with it.. Heard a lot of reviews stating that would not pick up as shown.. I can say that my vac worked fine and it would even pick up wet matted leaves so I do not understand the previous reviews. I did not give five stars for a couple of reasons: 1) Center of gravity is such that bag will tip when it is full , makes emptying difficult. I have come up with a way to empty the bag quickly without bag removal or reaching in and pulling out leaves.. I will leave it to your imagination on how I do it.. 2) Electric start is weak, it has difficulty turning the heavy fly wheel.. Find pull starting easier. 3) Machine was wrapping for a while and could not figure out why. Brought it in for a repair, and the problem turned out to be a loose fly wheel. Re-torqued the bolt and it has been running fine ever since. I am a satisfied customer, and as leaf vacs go, it is the best out there.
Response from DR SupportThank you for posting a review. We apologize for the issue you had. Hopefully it has been working fine since.

We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. Tech Support is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) November thru March. The rest of the year Tech is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5).

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DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum
Posted by: Tommy M. from Lucedale, MS on 05/16/2014
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
I bought a new leaf vacuum last year. Unfortunantly, it rained so much I didn't get to use it until this year.......Well after my 6 month trial ended. I, like another reviewer, had to go over the same area 3 times and I still had leaves. It works going in reverse better than forward but it gave poor results no matter the direction. For the price I paid for this....well, the results are not worth the money. If I had to do it over I would not buy this machine but I am stuck with it because I could not use it within the 6 month trial period!
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your Walk Behind Leaf Vac. We are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with the purchase of it.

We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. Tech Support is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) November thru March. The rest of the year Tech is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5).

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Love it
Posted by: Ray H. from VALRICO, FL on 12/25/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We recently purchase a home east of Tampa. I was a bit hesitant about the purchase due to some of the slightly negative reviews. However, after using it a bit I am very glad that I continued with the purchase. Our prior home in north Alabama required me to hand rake between 200-250 of the 50 gallon industrial bags each year. Some notes on this: When I picked up the pallet, the cardboard box had been pretty much crushed. This I saw as a freight company issue in no way connected to DR. The assembly of the unit took about 30 to 45 minutes which included removing it from my SUV. The one thing that puzzled me a bit was the two 'red keys' as I did not see any reference to what these were for. The new house in the Tampa area has 8 - 10 large (sawtooth?) oak trees and the yard is heavy St. Augustine grass. I had thought (for what ever reason) the yard was in OK shape, but after running the leaf vac across the yard once and ending up with about a dozen bags of leaves I could tell it was really needed. In this area, professional yard services are not allowed to collect leaves, but the home owner is allowed to do so. I have used the standard header and the optional hose extension. I will operate the vacuum until at such point the bag seems a bit heavy and then dump the collection on the drive to be scooped into bags. The only issue (minor) I had was when using the hose for leaf collections in the planter beds the sandy soil would coat the interior of the bag reducing suction. This I could resolve by thumping the bag sides and top allowing the removal of the sand.
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Easy Start pickup well
Posted by: Dusadee S. from ALEXANDRIA, VA on 11/22/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
This machine did all that was expected like vacuum. when the bag get full it's will tilt font wheels up and get very heavy. it's should have clear windows indicate the bag was full. I would empty the bag into two bags without taking it down used 40x48 bag. The company should invested in filter disposable bag like home vacuum.

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Buyer Beware
Posted by: Georgek from Georgia on 11/04/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
I purchased this unit with high hopes it would work as good as the product video shows on this site. This was not the case! The performance of this unit was terrible! I ran over the same area three times and still had leaves on the ground. I ran over the same area with my mower and it picked them up with no problem. The reason I said Buyer beware is you have to pay shipping both ways if you return it, which was a total of $618.99. I think it is sad for this company to charge so much to return an inferior product!! It did not work as advertised on the product video!
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Not as good as your video makes it out to be.
Posted by: rkelly from Illinois on 08/26/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
Does not mulch leaves enough for my wife to even use on her flowers. Bag is hard to empty. There is always dust coming from bagger while in use.
Response from DR SupportWe’re sorry that the Walk Behind Leaf Vac hasn’t lived up to your expectations. We appreciate you leaving a review though! We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. The Tech department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. Thanks again for leaving a review. We will pass your comments to our Product Development department for review.
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Excellent design.
Posted by: OldFart from Kentucky on 07/22/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I am actually looking forward to fall and picking up the leaves.
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works as advertised
Posted by: tombeau from California on 07/01/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
This machine works as described, a powerful vac with durable parts. The point to remember is what is not shown. The branch chipper reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood , the sticks seem too small, too big, too soft, too crooked to chip easily. The vac hose could use some sort holder when moving to a different location- it is difficult to hang on to it and the handles at the same time. In the manual they tell you to be prepared to get dirty when emptying the bag - great info but not mentioned in the video. To empty the bag, I put a tarp under the bag, and empty contents onto the tarp, then drag the tarp to a pile. The vac is operational whenever the engine is running, so moving the unit under power means you will probably pick up some debris getting to where you want to start. Overall, thou I had hoped to do more with this unit, it does all that is mentioned in the video, and does make a great starter for compost.
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Easy start, speed levels a plus, and the different height adjuster
Posted by: SueM from Connecticut on 06/27/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Like the easy start. Picks up well. The only issue I have is emptying the bag, I wish there was an easier way to do it like taking the bag off instead of emptying the bag on the ground then having to pick it up. It's double work, dusty and dirty
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It will do the job as expected. Well built.
Posted by: respolt from Arkansas on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I was immediately impressed with the overall construction and craftsmanship of this product. Every piece fit together as intended without the need to force-fit. Assembly was simple and straightforward. The engine runs smoothly and seems to develop plenty of suction to vacuum a yard with ease. One feature that could be improved might be that it does not perform well on unlevel surfaces. The vacuum chute mounted to the front of the unit tends to gouge and dig in over rough spots. The fix for this is to raise the suction further from the surface, which reduces its ability to completely collect all of the yard debris. Maybe I just need to make my yard more level.
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Great product, but difficult to empty.
Posted by: David59 from Illinois on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
This machine did all that was expected like vacuuming, shreadding, and chipping, but when bag gets full, it is very awkward and difficult to empty contents.
Response from DR SupportThanks for posting a review, we appreciate it! Please feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575 if you have any questions or concerns. The Tech department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. Thanks again for posting comments to our website. Your comments will be passed along to our Product Development department for review.
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Saves mulching leaves (using mower) 3-4 times over fall/winter
Posted by: WEEGO from South Carolina on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
"Ease of use" rated poor because of 2 points: 1 I have found it extremely hard to empty the bag by having to zip down-across under-up with the load forcing the bag to sit so low to the ground. Perhaps zipping across the top rather than the bottom??? 2 Rough terrain (like my yard) causes the vac nose too either ride over the material to be sucked up, OR, the nose digs into the ground. Perhaps a free floating vac head on wheels could solve this!? The times I have used this vac/shredder it has done what I purchased it for and, excepting the above two points, I would give it 4 stars
Response from DR SupportThank you for posting a review to our website. We are sorry to learn you are not fully satisfied with the purchase of your Leaf and Lawn Vac. Please feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575 if you have any questions or concerns. The Tech department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. Thanks again for posting comments to our website. Your comments will be passed along to our Product Development department for review.
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Overall, an excellent machine.
Posted by: Walt13 from New York on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is a very easy machine to operate, taking little effort on behalf of the operator. It is easy to start, very maneuverable and takes little effort to empty. My lawn is heavily landscaped, making a tractor mounted or tow behind vacuum impractical. This is just the machine for me. I find the vacuum hose to be an excellent feature as I have many spruce trees with low hanging branches that seem to catch bushels of leaves. Changing out the vacuum head for the hose is very simple. There are a few cautions. Always wear ear protection. In dry conditions, dust protection is highly recommended. Moving the machine with the hose attached is a little unwieldy. The restraining cable for the hose is too long so the hose will occasionally pull off the nub. Be prepared to hose down the collection bag as fine particles will build up and decrease the vacuum effect. Like any machine, keep it clean and it will provide you with optimum service.
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This tool is not helpful.
Posted by: Raffs6 from Pennsylvania on 06/20/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 1.00 star rating
I ordered this leaf collector online. 'Free Shipping'....My tractor worked better at collecting my leaves. I then had to pay $200 to send it back! What a waste of money!
Response from DR SupportWe’re sorry that Walk Behind Leaf Vac didn’t work out for you. We do appreciate you posting about it though! We hope that this instance hasn’t turned you away from considering us in the future. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust again.
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Works as advertised.
Posted by: John46 from Connecticut on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Assembly was easy, good directions. Easy starting. There is a bit of a learning curve when dealing with deeper leaves. Chipper works well.
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the best option is that its self propelled
Posted by: handy26 from Florida on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
putting the unit together wasn't to bad to due but for the price I didn't think I had to put it together,lucky for me I could do it, some people may not be able to that .theres no reason the handle bars and linkage could have folded up when ready to use the vac it didn't move when in gear, I had to figure out what was wrong and adjust the cable location to pull belt tensioner,info was not in trouble shoot area..also I didn't realize how hard it would be to pull start the unit.i pull start 16hp engines with less effert.i didn't realize the rotor blade in frt is direct drive to the engine shaft and that's what makes it hard to pull.i should of gotten the eltric model.the also the bag gets full its hard to empty.get heavy and vacume wants to tip backwards.try holding it up and empty bag.not easy.i hope to find it easier.i have only used it once.
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your Leaf Vac. We are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with the purchase of it. We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. The Tech department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. Thanks again for posting comments to our website. Your comments will be passed along to our Product Development department for review. Of course all DR machines carry a 6 month hands-on trial, so if you remain dissatified and you've owned your machine for less than 6 months, we can arrange to return it for a full refund, minus shipping.
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the product preforms as advertised. Great vacuum
Posted by: BradO from Pennsylvania on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I found that the bag is difficult to remove when full. It is hard to empty into a bag for disposal. I'm concerned that the latch that activates the safety switch is too flimsy. I also find the front nozzle is too light a gauge. When I lift up the front to clear a jam in the in-take I'm concerned that the plastic will break. I'm thinking of installing a handle on the front to aid lifting so I can reach in to clear the jam. Difficult to check the oil level.
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Nothing else on the market does the job of this leaf vac.
Posted by: TexasCarl from Texas on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Awesome! Lots of trees, lots of hard to reach places. Nothing but this leaf vac with it's hose attachment would have done what I needed. Great product from its ease to assemble, to its ease to start, to its ease to use. The only reason quality got a "good" was that I had to weld a support bracket for the chute outlet because the weight of the bag is partially supported by the chute and after one season the chute cracked at the bend. Called the number, explained the problem, he thanked me for the info and the solution, and sent me another $200 chute assembly for free. Great company too.
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Hard to empty bag efficiently
Posted by: 2buddie from on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The unit is ok. Trying to empty the bag into a garbage can is not possible.
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Too heavy and big for a machine that only picks up leaves
Posted by: BogeyBud from California on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
I bought this unit to pick up oak leaves, acorns, and small oak twigs. It will only pick up the leaves, so I still have to rake up everything else. It's extremely heavy and hard to maneuver. Shifting gears is a nightmare. You're not supposed to take the bag off to empty it, but it's really the only efficient way to do that chore. Unfortunately, it's extremely hard to unhook the bag. I guess that's why they tell you to leave it on the machine. I was surprised at the examples of poor quality for a DR product. The bale wouldn't stay in place until I bent it to fit, the decal for the shifter wore off from use after about a week, and it was missing a couple of nuts upon assembly. For what it does and how it does it it's way overpriced at $1600. Very disappointed.
Response from DR SupportWe appreciate you leaving a review, especially a negative one! We like to know how the products we sell are performing out in the field. We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. The Tech Department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 6PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. This may be something that can be quickly diagnosed and repaired under warranty.
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some engineering shortfalls and problems with the catch bag materials
Posted by: Steve1 from Texas on 06/19/2013
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The lawn vacuum was not hard to assemble. I had high hopes this Spring that the lawn vacuum would scoop up pine needles and pine cones that fell last fall but that was not the case. One technical problem is the collection bag had a hole burned into it where the vacuum shot the vacuumed materials into the bag. Seems becasue I keep the scoop low to the ground it picked up some dirt that got heated while being vacuumed up and I guess it was too hot for the bag material and melted a hole after about 20 hours of use. Also the front scoop has 4 winged nuts to hold it in place that are locatred at 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees looking at the front of the scoop. the location of the nuts made ti hard to install, you would have to get on the ground to actually see where to screw on the 180 degree nut, if they rotated the pattern 45 degress it would be alot simpler. Lastly the transmission slipped some times so N still had the vaccuum running in 1st gear.
Response from DR SupportThank you for posting a review to our website . We are sorry to learn you are not fully satisfied with the purchase of your Walk Behind Lawn Vac. We will try to contact you concerning the issue you are having, but feel free to contact our Tech Support department toll free at 1-800-687-6575. The Tech department is open 6 days a week. Our Call Center is staffed Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 6PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST. There may be an issue with your Lawn Vac that can be quickly diagnosed and repaired under warranty. Thanks again for posting comments to our website. Your comments will be passed along to our Product Development department for review.
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Dimension Specs. Not exact but close.
Posted by: Unit101 from North Carolina on 11/04/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Many including myself looking for some specs. on unit dimensions. I have uploaded a drawing of unit with outline of specs. I've had this unit for 2yrs and love it... works great. Also I highly recommend to get Elec Start, Self Propelled. Also a must add-on is Dip stick you can install easily yourself. Briggs & Stratton 693617 Dipstick (......)
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We have Walk-Behind 2011 model - Elec Start - Self Propelled
Posted by: Unit101 from North Carolina on 11/04/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We have had this since last season. Works EXACTLY as expected, actually sucks it all up... and with ease. Highly recommend Elec start and the Self Propelled is awesome. My wife can also run it with ease, even up and down the hills. It is a joy to now go out and do yard clean up and leaf raking... so nice to run. Get a good set of Radio Head phones (...) and listen to football or other favorite show/music while cleaning up the yard... really is a joy. Suggestion: It ALMOST gets up the Nuts, gets the ones on top. Would be cool to have a "Nut Rake" small rake on front of snot to pull up stuff from grass that be adjusted down... then would get up all the nuts as well. Now gets up about 30% of the nuts, if you rake them up, then gets about 80%+. Awesome job on the leaves. Mulches them up so nice we don't haul away simply use the nicely mulched up leaves as Mulch in woods area. In my woods (about .5acre) I simply open the back of bag and go back and forth thru the woods to mulch up all the leaves in the woods, looks fantastic and works like a charm. A MUST ADD ON ! (......) - this adds a real dip stick and is a snap to install. Now you can check the oil with no mess and easy to do. So you are sure to check it often. This should be added by DR !!! especially for the price. But easy to buy and add yourself. I also recommend the Hour Meter and the Hose to get into bushes. Now it is a snap to trim the bushes since clean-up is so easy. I do it more often and don't wait until the bushes are out of control and scary. Very well built from top to bottom and easy to maintain. It is built to last and parts if needed are easy to get and replace. ONE beef I have is that DR still does not have Parts or Maint kit for this model on website! - they have the 3yr old obsolete model but not this one ??? just lazy web guys... typical. But the Machine is well built and the company is great to work with. I purchased from local farm equip dealer so could have the local support if needed. If you like a nice clean yard - this machine is a MUST ! and you will not be disappointed. Only negative is the collection Bag. I think they could give this more thought. It works... but is hard to deal with and for sure the weak link on this thing. A pain to empty out and a mess. I like the idea of a semi-hard case on back to collect leaves that can slide or clip off... got to be a better way ? Weight is not really a issue since it is self-propelled (crazy to not get selfP). But it takes 10min to actually remove the bag, clean it out and replace. I drive it to the woods, open the back then reach in and pull out the leaves, drive it a bit and repeat, this works OK but for sure the place for improvement is the Bag. So my suggestions for DR to make this a 10 out of 10: -improve the Bag - some kind of slide off, semi-hard shell -ADD the Briggs & Stratton 693617 Dipstick ! $13 -ADD optional - front light rake that can be added and adjusted down to snot to kick up nuts and debri in grass.
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Great machine that reduce workload and saves time and effort.
Posted by: Northtwo from Wisconsin on 10/30/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is my second DR lawn. I purchased the elec start self propelled to use in places too tight for my tow behind. I ended up not using the bigger machine at all this year due to the ease of use of this lawn vac. Great machine with great support!
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It works great
Posted by: Redbull from New York on 05/06/2012
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It works great and saves time and energy. I can say enough on how great it works
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Works like a champ!!
Posted by: mort5971 from Iowa on 04/27/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I collect yard debries from my large yard and compost it. This machine makes it possible to keep our property looking good.
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no more bending to bag leaves
Posted by: packersjtp from Pennsylvania on 04/27/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
i own the older 650 series model and enjoy using it --- no more bending as when the bag fills release the catcher and pull bag out replace and you are on your way to a cleaner yard --- neighbors go nuts and cars slow down when i have this baby out ---- also have the vacuum hose attachment for those hard to reach places ------- did i say it even picks up acorns and small sticks --- love this machine -- thanks again DR POWER
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Always starts good, extremely powerful vacuum, very easy for the wife to use too!
Posted by: Elmo from Connecticut on 04/26/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
We purchased our walk behind vac to do areas that I can't access with my tow behind (not DR). We have a sunken front yard that is done easily and well with the DR unit. My wife likes using it since it isn't too cumbersome for her to handle and she can be vacumming up leaves or shredding sticks while I cut the lawn, saving both of us time. Well worht the money!
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Best value I found.
Posted by: jfmurbs from Michigan on 04/25/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Quality product. Customer service was very helpful with my questions, and shipped replacement for a bad tire quickley.
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The beaver blade is awesome.
Posted by: jp80 from Louisiana on 04/25/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
This is my 2nd DR. My neighbors are amazed at how I am able to clean the fence rows around my 7 acres using the beaver blade while they struggle to keep their property clean with mowers, power saws and tractors.
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I like the power it has
Posted by: Rickey777 from Tennessee on 04/24/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
Bought for mainly for leaves and works pretty well
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Deserves the DR name
Posted by: rader620 from Texas on 04/24/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The efficiency of the Leaf and Lawn Vacuum greatly exceeded our expectations. Not only does it clean up the leaves but also acorns, seeds ----- almost anything. And shreds everything so that it can be used as mulch in our vegetable garden and flower beds. We live in a heavily wooded area so we have LOTS of leaves. This machine has sure saved a lot of back breaking raking and shredding. It's easy to operate. A tremendous product, worthy of the DR label.
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A back breaking job made easy.
Posted by: BJR81 from North Carolina on 04/22/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I purchased the machine particularly to pick pine cones and pine needles from my centipede lawn. It does a super job. I also use it in the attached pine grove where it also works well. The soil in this coastal N.C.area is very alkaline,(ph around 14), and the mulch created after sting for a year, when mixed with garden soil helps to lower the ph.
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I have a 2 year product, and wish I had known the new product was coming out.
Posted by: vennerg from South Carolina on 04/20/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 3.00 star rating
The leaf vacuum does a good job of picking up the leaves. It has never jammed except when I am using the hose, then it clogs often. The machine is somewhat hard to handle do to it's weight, but it does pick up the leaves. I wish I had known how hard it is to start with the manual start or I would have gotten the electric start. The gas tank is too small and requires filling every 20 minutes of operation.
Response from DR SupportThank you for posting a review. We like to hear comments/suggestions from the owners of our products. As you mention, we did go to another design. The new style is easier to move around.
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This yard vac makes agonizing work turn effortless.
Posted by: Charliezz3 from Massachusetts on 04/14/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
I have 50 some odd white pines on my property, some standing over 100 feet tall. It's hard to describe what happens to my yard every fall. Needles and pine cones cover every inch of the landscape. Raking gave way to a small yard vac several years ago, but lack of power forced me to do numerous passes over the same areas to get up all the debris. Last year I bought the 11.50 Walk-Behind DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. It is truly miraculous how quickly and efficiently this machine cleans my yard. I was done with fall cleanup in record time and without any accompanying aches and aggravation. This machine is superior to anything I've seen anywhere. Powerful, easy to handle, a snap to empty and built to last.
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cleaning yard so easy with this product
Posted by: Papa from Georgia on 04/10/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
The self propelled vacuum makes cleaning up the yard so much easier. The whole family loves to use it. It does get a little heavy when doing big jobs.
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This is a well built machine with a few minor problems listed below.
Posted by: Al193 from Massachusetts on 04/10/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Almost immediately the hose developed many holes in the seams. The replacement hose is heavier and works fine. The safety switches are too difficult to engage and required small blocks of wood taped to them to avoid vibrations causing the engine to shut down. Also damp leaves seem to clog the hose a little to frequently. I would recommend that the clips which hold the bag on do not have the spring loaded closure because it makes it a little frustrating to mount the bag. The engine is excellent and starts first time/everytime even at the beginning of the season.
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Much easier than raking leaves!
Posted by: dturr from Kansas on 04/10/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Over all the machine works fine, could use a speed between 2 & 3. Very hard to change oil, or even add oil, I should not have to buy extras to make that job esier!!!, get your people working on this.
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my review is for the lawnmower that i purchased in april 2010
Posted by: ace1950 from Ohio on 04/10/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
i have been very satisfied with this lawnmover. i am able to mow my lawn at least two times before charging the battery. it is quiet and so easy to use. i had a gasoline mower that i used for about 18 years before tthe motor finally quit (no compression). i am happy that i found this CE6 neuton mower advertised and decided to buy it.
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Walk behind DR vac
Posted by: BurrHeadKid from North Carolina on 04/09/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 4.00 star rating
I have had this vac for 4 + years. We have a large sloped lot (3/4 acre) with alot of large oaks. The vac does an excellent job of pickup leaves so good that it is used on my neighbor lots. Has provided great service with basis service done by me.
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this product is bulky
Posted by: darrell from California on 04/09/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 2.00 star rating
this product it bulky, the bag is made cheap, to many attatchments to put bag on the chain falls off the drive , cant go as fast as small vaccume, big and bulky you gotta watch out for sprinklers and roots ,
Response from DR SupportThanks for posting a review about the Walk Behind Leaf Vac! We like to hear about the concerns from the owners of our products. There needs to be some bulk to allow for volume of airflow & collection. We will pass your concerns on to Product Development for future consideration.
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Does an excellent job.
Posted by: Jim52 from New York on 04/07/2012
Rating: Product Review Stars: 5.00 star rating
Great machine for Spring, Summer and Fall. We have a lot of hickory nuts and branches in the Spring. Grass clippings in the summer and leaves in the fall. This machine handles it all.
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Q.Will it pick up acorns?
A.The Walk-Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum has 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse and has a single lever height adjustment with 6 positions, 5/8" to 4". The lower position is good for nuts, acorns, gum balls and wet leaves. The higher position is best for thick dry leaves.

If the acorns and nuts are not imbedded in the grass, the vacuum will suck them up and the steel impeller will easily pulverize them.

The standard nozzle on the vacuum does a great job with nuts and wet leaves but we also offer an optional vacuum hose. This hose is 6" in diameter and 8' long and offers an even more concentrated suction for picking up nuts and acorns and is great for those hard-to-reach areas!

Thanks for your interest and question. pah
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Posted by: Warren Tabor from Levelland , TX on 10/23/2014
Q.Your machine appears well constructed and receives good reviews, but I wonder about balance. The bag is suspended well behind the rear axle. As the bag fills and becomes heavier does it have a tendency to lift the front of the machine, especially when ascending up a slope, making it harder to steer/control?
A.Thank you for your interest in the DR Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum.

The Leaf and Lawn Vacuum weighs 205 lbs and the bag has a carrying capacity of 80 lbs (37 gallons - 4 bushels), so it will handle the slopes very well and not effect the handling and steering. We recommend slopes no steeper than 20 degrees.

The DR Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum has a reduction ratio of up to 6-1 and a heavy duty felt bag that reduces dust.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Olalla , WA on 6/19/2015
Q.I would like to know the size of the engine, in cc if possible. Thanks.
A.The Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum has a powerful 11.50 FPT Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV engine, 250cc displacement manual and electric starting, which is comparable to 7.2 HP.

The Vacuum offers 3 forward speeds and one reverse, six different vacuum heights and a built-in chipper capable of chipping branches up to 2" in diameter.

The solid steel impeller is similar to the impeller on our larger tow-behind vacuums and you receive a lifetime warranty on it against damage or defects for as long as you own your Vacuum!

Thanks for your interest and question. Ph
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Posted by: Anonymous from Bessemer , AL on 8/16/2014
Q.Is there any assembly required upon delivery? If so, how extensive? What tools are needed?
A.Assembly is a 5 step process and requires approximately 1 hour. You will need to attach the upper handlebar, shift lever, the debris bag, a top shield (dust tamer) and a nozzle door rod. If applicable, connect the battery and then just add gas and oil.

Tools needed are:

- 1 - 5/16" Wrench

- 2 - 1/2" Wrenches

- 2 - 7/16" Wrenches

The Walk-Behind model performs well on most types of terrain, large and small yards. All you need to do is steer while walking along at a pace that suits you and your terrain!

Thanks for your interest and question. ph
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Posted by: Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 11/21/2014
Q.Need a leaf collection system. I live on just over 1 acre of property with a full wooded back yard (~30 trees from oak to pines). So I have tons of leaves to pick up. Was looking at this model or tow behind. Like the versatility of this model but also like the capacity of the tow behind. What would be your recommendation. Thanks
A.Thank you for contacting us.

The Walk Behind and the Tow Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum will work very well on your property. The decision is really based on the holding capacity between the two models. The Walk Behind model holds 37 gallons of leaves where the Tow Behind model holds 200 gallons for the Premier model and 321 gallons for the Pro models. With 30 trees or more, the tow behind model will save you a lot of time.

The Walk Behind model does come with the Chipper attachment that will handle up to 2 inch diameter branches.

If you would like to discuss your needs with one of our sales reps, please give us a call at 1-800-376-9637, option 1. PL
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Posted by: Cory Cudworth from Cartervillle, IL on 10/30/2014
Q.what is the gross weight?
A.Our manual starting model weighs 220 lbs and the electric start weighs 242 lbs. Being as they are both self-propelled, these machines are easy to maneuver. They are a great alternative to the larger Tow-Behind models.

Thank you for your interest.

fc
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Posted by: steven shipway from vernon hills, IL on 12/7/2014
Q.What is the CFM on the walk behind leaf and lawn vacuum?
A.Our Walk-Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum has 900 CFM air volume at the impeller.

Our Walk-Behind Vacuum is self-propelled and performs well on hilly property, large and small yards and uneven terrain. All you need to do is steer, while walking along at a pace that suits you and your terrain.

Thanks for your interest and question. ph
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Posted by: Robert Milam from Huffman, TX on 1/21/2015
Q.What is the horsepower of the Briggs and Stratton motor?
A.Briggs & Stratton engines are measured in FPT, Foot Pounds of Torque. This has been shown to be a more accurate form of measurement over HP. As there is no exact conversion from FPT to HP we can only give an approximate figure. For the 11.5 model we have figured roughly 7.2 HP. We hope this helps you.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions and we thank you for your inquiry. fc
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Posted by: ELIJAH W TURNER from XENIA , OH on 12/4/2014
Q.Can I use the lawn vacuum to vacuum my garage floor?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

You can adjust the vacuum head height to apply more suction to the floor. However, we only recommend vacuuming up grass, leafs with it. It is designed for lawn care. Be careful not to vacuum up nails, screws, broken glass, etc. that are common on garage floors.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Danville , PA on 3/29/2015
Q.Are there any discharge attachments available for this Lawn Vacuum? My property is a little over an acre in size. I have 30+ oak trees, a couple of ash, pine, as well as neighboring cottonwoods and maples. My lot is quite unique. I have found that I can blow the leaves from approximately 70% of the area downhill into a small area. While the tow behind units are nice, this would probably be a better fit if there were a discharge attachment that would allow me to load large piles from the bottom of my hill into a utility trailer. Thank you in advance for your response.
A.Thank you for your interest in the DR Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum.

The Walk Behind model does have a vacuum hose available for it , but not a discharge hose. The Tow Behind models have the discharge hose available.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Saint Paul, MN on 6/17/2015
Q.Can this unit be used for leaves on crushed rock and pea gravel?
A.Hello, When using the Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum for leaves on smaller rocks, you will want to raise the nose so it is not as close to the ground. The Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum has a single lever height adjustment with 6 positions, 5/8" to 4". The lower position is good for nuts, acorns, gum balls and wet leaves. The higher position is best for thick dry leaves. There is a chance that a few of the rocks will be sucked up as well. You will need to adjust the height as needed.
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Posted by: sherry beebe from morrill , NE on 4/19/2016
Q.The demonstration online shows very dry leaves. What about wet leaves? Would they "gum up" the system?
A.When using our Leaf and Lawn Vacuum the ground and leaves do not need to be dry. This Vac will work either way. When using it on matted wet leaves, simply lower the nozzle for better suction. We also suggest using the lower setting for pine needles and nuts.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Knoxville , TN on 11/11/2015
Q.How does the vacuum work with pine needles?
A.Hello, thank you for your interest in the Walk Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum. This unit will have no problem picking up pine needles as long as they are not in-bedded in the ground. If you have a thick or dense layer of them, you may need to take a few passes. You are also able to adjust the height, giving you extra control. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from FRONT ROYAL, VA on 10/13/2016
Q.How much oil and type of oil is required for this machine?
A.Thank you for your question. The Walk-Behind Leaf and Lawn Vacuum uses 20 oz of SAE 30W HD oil. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
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