Opinions Troy Bilt 5HP Chipper Vac

edge(6a)October 12, 2012

Hello all,

I like to get some input on and the older Troy Bilt 5HP Chipper Vac for oak leave pickup/ bagging and chipping oak branches up to 2 inches (some adds claim 3'). The look to be 1990s vintage and come under various models including 47278, 47279 and others. I looks like different models had various speeds, attachments and maybe some other options.

A couple of things come to mind: Are they good for the job I have or are the new shredder vacs better? Reliability?Maintenance ? - parts availability looks limited. How is the Tecumseh 5 hp engine of this vintage ?

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I had an old one but wasn't impressed w/ it.It did OK but gets awfully hard to push when the bag is getting close to full. It also had problems w/ sticks getting stuck in the intake chute.
I solved the problem by building my own leaf vac for my rider using an old MTD chipper shredder.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 10:01PM
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That's a real nice shredder vac you built.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 10:03PM
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