Fall is a beautiful season. However, there is one issue which plagues a number of households in this season. It is the falling of leaves a number of house owners have to battle with. The yard, driveway and other places are all covered with leaves. There are different measures which can be used to remove the leaves from the yard and driveway. The two commonly used measures are sweeping or raking. However, both of them are very tedious, as well as time-consuming. Besides, one may not always have the time to clean the yard.
The easier and better alternative is making use of leaf vacuum cleaners. There are different kinds of leaf vacuums available in the market like the electric leaf vacuums, backpack leaf vacuums, gas powered leaf vacuums, etc. In this write up, we will take a look at the reviews of these cleaners so that a better choice can be made.
When you want to buy a vacuum there are certain points which you should take into consideration. The first and foremost is the cost of the equipment. There are vacuums available for as cheap as $30 and as costly as $1500. It is best to go in for a medium range equipment so that it lasts sufficiently long. The next point to consider is the type of the vacuum. Let's take a look at the reviews of the different types of vacuums available.
Merry Mac 4-in-1 Leafcycler, Model# LC800EZM
This is a multipurpose machine, which is used as a leaf vacuum as well as a debris blower, vacuum bagger, and leaf mulcher. It has a vacuum hose 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length. It costs around $970 and is thus priced on the higher end. It comes with a manufacturers warranty of 2 years for parts and labor.
This vacuum is apt for big lawns and driveways. It is a backpack blower which is convenient to use. The weight of the vacuum is approximately 13 pounds, due to which it is best carried as a backpack. It is a powerful machine, yet is very quiet, which makes it one of the best quiet vacuum cleaners. The variable speed throttle along with cruise control make it convenient to use as well. It has an electronic ignition. The best advantage of this leaf vacuum is that it has a five year warranty. It has a two cycle gas engine, which is known to pollute the atmosphere. The weight is also a disadvantage. It is priced at $250, which is affordable.
Toro Power Sweep 51585
This vacuum is best suited for cleaning patios and driveways as it is a mini vacuum cleaner. It has 150 feet electrical outlet. The weight of equipment is lesser than 5 pounds which makes it comfortable for use. It has a two year warranty. The two speeds of the equipment make it convenient for use. The disadvantage of this machine is that it has a plastic impeller. At the same time, it is not very efficient and does not come with an extension cord. Therefore, its use is very limited. It is priced at approximately $40.
Black & Decker Leaf Hog 12 Amp Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher BV4000
This equipment has three functions put into one. It has a mulcher, blower and vacuum. The best part about the vacuum is that it is able to resist clog and is able to suck up wet as well as large leaves. One can shift between the function with the touch of one button. It weighs around 10 pounds and comes with a 2 year warranty. It is approximately priced at $137, which makes it a great buy as well.
After reading the reviews, you will have to decide the functions you need in the leaf vacuum. If you have a big yard, then you will naturally need an equipment with high power. At the same time, check if the equipment comes with an extension cord, else you will end up spending on the cord as well.