Choosing a Leaf Vacuum System

For small properties, leaf cleanup and clearing other yard debris manually with a rake or handheld blowers is pretty easy stuff. However, if you have to clear a larger property or heavy leaf cover, you know that rakes and blowers just don't deliver the performance you need to keep up with your fall leaves or spring property care. In fact, you've probably spent too many long weekends struggling to get the debris picked up each and every year. Fortunately, there is a way to save you time and frustration that you experience every year: the Cyclone Rake. The Cyclone Rake is a powerful leaf vacuum that connects to your riding mower to create many times the vacuum and mulching power of the mower alone with far greater debris capacity than standard bagging systems.

Leaf and lawn vacuums can be either a "walk-behind" type where the user walks with the vacuum system or the "tow-behind" type that connect to back of a riding mower. In our experience, walk-behind leaf vacuums just don't provide enough vacuum power or capacity to be extremely helpful for most homeowners. To really get the job done, we recommend a tow behind lawn vacuum system, like the Cyclone Rake. The Cyclone Rake is designed for the job and is both powerful and easy to use with numerous features not found on other equipment.

Here are some of the reasons why we think the Cyclone Rake is the best value in year-round property care.

The Most Effective Vacuum Systems

The exclusive JetPath® Vacuum System is available in either an 8-inch diameter vacuum system on the Cyclone Rake Commander, Commercial PRO and XL models, or an industry leading 10-inch diameter vacuum system on the new Cyclone Rake Z-10. The 10-inch diameter flow-path on the Cyclone Rake Z-10 gives you 277% the debris handling capacity of 6-inch vacuum systems. The JetPath System's large diameter, streamlined debris path, delivers more vacuum power and less chance of clogs in tough conditions, with larger mower decks, and Zero-Turn Mowers.
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JetPath Vacuum System delivers superior lawn vacuum performance

The Miracle Impeller

The heart of any lawn vacuum is the impeller. It’s also the most susceptible to damage from rocks and other hard debris. When a rock impacts a steel impeller spinning at 150mph, it can bend or break the impeller blades. Heavy steel impellers may not bend, but they tend to jam up when a hard object enters the system and can require you remove the entire vacuum housing to clear the clog. With the Cyclone Rake’s patented Miracle Impeller, that’s not an issue. The Miracle Impeller is made from a super-elastomer that withstands tremendous stress without damage. When a rock impacts the Miracle Impeller, the polymer material absorbs the force of the impact. The blades flex to pass the object harmlessly into the collector then return to perfect balance. No repairs, no downtime. The JetPath Vacuum System and the Cyclone Rake's patented Miracle Impeller generates nearly ten times the lifting power of your mower alone to lift and mulch just about any debris in a single pass.
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Premium Vanguard™ Engines

All Cyclone Rake models feature Briggs & Stratton® Vanguard
engines. These high-performance, commercial power engines are the best that Briggs & Stratton makes. They’re proven performers with numerous features not found on lesser engines. In addition, we’ve added several extra options to increase their performance and reliability just for Cyclone Rake owners. Visit the Briggs & Stratton engine page for more information on all Vanguard engines.

Premium Vanguard Engines

Easy to Store Almost Anywhere

The Cyclone Rake folds flat in minutes for easy storage. When not in use, the entire chassis and collector unit fold up flat, just 8-inches thick and can be hung on the wall. The wheels disconnect in seconds without tools. The vacuum-mulcher unit effortlessly rolls away on its own caster wheels for easy storage. Step 1: Just fold up the collector unit. Step 2: Remove the collector unit, wheels, and engine from chassis. No tools needed. Step 3: Hang the collector and chassis on the wall with optional Wall Mount Kit.

The only leaf vacuum that folds flat and hangs right on the wall

Great Mulching Power

The Cyclone Rake’s Miracle Impeller works with your mower blades to reduce debris volume significantly. The mulched debris composts years sooner and is perfect for flower beds or plantings. In many climates, leaves picked up with a Cyclone Rake are reduced to beautiful topsoil within a year.

Vacuums and mulches leaves and other debris to a fraction of its original size

Easiest to Unload

Our Easy-Flow Unloading System is not available on any other lawn vacuum on the market. This exclusive design allows the entire collector to lift to a full 60-degrees and lock into place when unloading, just like a dump truck. Simply back up to your compost site, lift and lock the collector and drive away. The debris falls right out. With Easy-Flow Unloading, gravity does the work, not your back. Some other products don’t lift high enough to dump; you have to drag the contents out with a rake. Many don’t lock into place either so unloading them can be a real chore.

Exclusive Easy-Flow Unloading System

Enormous Debris Capacity

The Cyclone Rake is compact, but able to hold a tremendous amount of material. With debris capacities from 200 gallons with the Cyclone Rake Classic up to 415 gallons with the Commercial PRO, Cyclone Rake XL and Z-10, there’s plenty of capacity to get any leaf and lawn cleanup job done fast. Visit the Cyclone Rake Comparison Chart for more information on all four Cyclone Rake leaf vacuum models.

Cyclone Rake Comparison Table

Easiest to Start

The lightweight design of the Cyclone Rake’s Miracle Impeller compared to steel, makes starting the Cyclone Rake easy. It takes 1/2 to 1/3 the starting pull effort of other products with similar size engines. Customers regularly comment at how easily our engines fire to life year after year.

The Cyclone Rake is easy to start

Most Compact and Safest to Drive

Other lawn vacuum products are so long it’s like driving a Big Rig, or so tall you’re blind backing up. The compact design of the Cyclone Rake lets it maneuver through areas that would be impossible for other machines. Safety is important. You can back-up safely because you can see behind you. The Cyclone Rake gives you good, clear visibility where you really need to see, like backing up to unload, or avoiding damage to your property.The Cyclone Rake never jackknifes. The scale drawing, to the right, shows the Cyclone Rake Commander compared with typical mail order catalog or home center machines. Notice the size and visibility difference, even though all three machines have similar capacities. Even our 415-gallon capacity Z-10, XL and Commercial PRO models will back up as easily as driving forward. It’s a tremendous benefit when maneuvering into (and out of) tight places. Or backing up to unload.

The Cyclone Rake's unique design prodives improved visibility and control

 

12-Month Risk-Free Trial

With the Cyclone Rake's 12-Month Risk-Free Trial Offer, you can see for yourself how easy property care can be. Use any Cyclone Rake on your property for twelve months to be sure it lives up to your expectations. If you're not completely satisfied, we'll take it back and return everything you paid, including shipping costs for customers in the contiguous United States or contiguous Canada.

With the Cyclone Rake's risk-free trial, you've got nothing to lose. Except for the hard work.