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    GATOR attachment-pull behind blower

    Needing a machine to clear several miles of horse/bike/atv trails of fallen leaves prompted the creation of this contraption last week(just in time,too(lol)). A friend offered me their 25 year old Troy-Bilt chipper/vac (that had sat 24+ years),so it was an easy project requiring only building a simple short frame for the engine & vac (now a blower) cannibalized from the original machine(no wonder these chipper/vacs get little use,they're heavy as hell and very limited in capacity-a VERMEER they ain't). Using as a blower now,that 7 lb impeller isn't necessary,and slows the 5hp in spooling up,but,max revs aren't required to move wet leaves12-15ft from the trails.So,here's a few pics to illustrate the finished 'device'. I may add a second tire/wheel to improve flotation over mucky areas.
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    Pretty cool!! Hope to see some pics or a video of it in action hooked up to the tractor!

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    Nice job. Hope it works well, it should be a real time saver.
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    Nice job.
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    I like it! Thanks for posting the pics and write up
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    Pull behind blower

    A couple of recent pics showing the changes made( lengthening of the removable legs and different handle.) A replacement impeller made of plastic would be a big improvement over the OEM steel unit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark02tj View Post
    Pretty cool!! Hope to see some pics or a video of it in action hooked up to the tractor!
    He is going to pull it behind a Gator.
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