Leaf Hose

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Perfect for suburban homes or mountain compounds both, mechanical leaf vacuum hoses are an excellent way to keep your home property leaf-free. Everyone loves nature, and it is an understatement to say that trees add value to property. However, it is just reality that trees, bushes, and shrubbery of all varieties produce oftentimes messy deposits of leaves, sticks, and other wooden refuse. That is why a good lawn vac hose can mean the difference between a clean and an enjoyable property versus a bedraggled one coated with rotting leaves.

The modern day leaf hose machine generally takes the form of a motorized, lawn tractor. These tractors can be operated much like a sitting lawn mower, that is to say, where the driver is perched on top of the machine and navigates it similarly to an automobile. Though they, of course, can come in all shapes and sizes, many lawn vac hose machines are powered by engines of up to 223cc’s and can hold roughly 200 gallons of leaf waste and other landscaping refuse. Some of the higher end models also feature steel impellers in the collection duct area of the tractor, which mulches up incoming debris and thereby increasing the total potential volume of the container massively while in use.

“Smooth Tube PU”

Temperature Range: -40°F to +200°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“Thermoplastic Flex Medium-Duty WS”

Temperature Range: -40°F to 275°F. Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

“Urethane Flex General Purpose Black”

Temperature Range: - 65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, & 12

“Urethane Flex Medium-Duty”

Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

Probably the most critical component of any leaf vacuum worth its salt, however, is the lawn vac hose. Though they can come in several differing materials, urethaneand rubber are two highly favored choices of consumers in the common, residential leaf hose market.

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Both of these materials are durable and long-lasting, and can withstand the multitude of damaging abrasives that leaf vacuum hoses face in their day-to-day operation. By installing purposefully reinforced hose into the design of their mechanical leaf tractors, manufactures are taking an important step in providing you –the consumer- with a lawn vac hose system you can rely upon for your all home landscaping and leaf removal needs.

When it comes to the leaf vacuum hoses and ducting themselves, it is critical that they be the proper size, in addition to being made from the necessary material. 8 inch duct is a commonly selected sizing of leaf hose because it is naturally capable of handling large amounts of refuse.

There are few things worse than attempting to unclog a leaf-stuffed duct while in the midst of a busy landscaping project on a hot day. That is why it is so important to use 8” duct (or larger) to ensure all your lawn vac hose jobs remain safe and efficient. As an aside, 8” duct is compact enough to still produce maximum sucking power and ventilation. 8 inch leaf vacuum hoses really do make the best of both worlds.

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If you are a home owner, landlord, or resident who is tired of raking up pesky leaves by hand, seriously consider getting yourself a fully-operational leaf vacuum hose tractor. These tractors are purpose-built and designed to make tedious yardwork as quick and enjoyable as possible. Know that when you use leaf vacuum hoses to handle all your leaf collection and disposal needs you are ensuring that your yard receives only the best and most thorough of care!