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Opinions Troy Bilt 5HP Chipper Vac

Posted by edge 6a (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 12, 12 at 16:01

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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RE: Opinions Troy Bilt 5HP Chipper Vac

  • Posted by mla2ofus z4b Caribou Co. Id (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 13, 12 at 22:01

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.

RE: Opinions Troy Bilt 5HP Chipper Vac

  • Posted by edge 6a (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 22:03

That's a real nice shredder vac you built.

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