Does anyone here have a recent model of the Cyclone Rake? I just purchased their commercial model and I am absolutely floored at the power and ease of this thing. My lawn gets buried with oak leaves (1 ft deep!) and I have been raking/blowing over 4 acres (actual lawn is less) for 12 years. My JD GX345 mower deck now picks em up and the Cyclone takes it from there.
If anyboby is on the fence and unwilling to part with $1.8K (1275 base, with a few options), there are cheaper models, but to think of all the time I've spent raking (as a kid and adult) in my life, it makes me wonder.