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Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac Tow-Behind Lawn Vacuum

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Grade
Mid Grade Chippers
Style
Chipper/Shredder/Vacuum
Branch
2"

Diameter
Engine
Briggs and Stratton Engine


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208cc Briggs & Stratton Intek Engine
Dependable, powerful performance
Creates 80 mph suction power
Enough power for leaves, pine needles and grass clippings
Safety shutoff prevents accidental engine startups

Large 26 Bushel/32 Cu Ft Capacity
Holds more yard debris - meaning fewer stops
Hopper tilts back for easy dumping of yard debris

Hard Top Collector
Vented to keep dust out of the engine, prevents wear

Side Chipper Chute
Chips branches up to 2" in diameter
Converts yard debris into useful mulch

Versatile Design
Fits over 40 different tractor decks up to 54" wide
Templates included (only fits right-side discharge mowers)
Additional hose kit (#65640) needed for zero-turn mowers

Optional #45-0253 Hose Kit (sold separately)
Vacuum debris around shrubs, on patios and under decks

Some Assembly Required - Shipped 75% Assembled


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Model
Model Number:55249
UPC:052613101629
Manufacturer:Agri-Fab
Pre-Assembled:No
Engine
Engine Brand:Briggs & Stratton Intek
Starting System:Recoil Start
HP/CC:208 cc
Fuel Tank Size:1 Gallon
Cycles:4-Cycle
Consumer Engine Warranty:1 Year
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter:2 Inch
Feed Type:Gravity
Number of Blades:2 Blades
Replaceable Blades:Yes
Discharge Chute
Turing Radius:0 Degree
Bag:No
Discharge Chute Material:Plastic
Vacuum
Removable Hose:No
Towing
Towable:Yes
D.O.T. Lights:No
Fenders:Yes
Hitch Type:ATV/Lawn Mower Hitch
Wheels
Tire Type:Pneumatic Wheels
Rear Tire Size:15 x 6
Overview
Weight:350 Lbs.(158.76 kilograms)
Dimensions:96L x 33W x 62H
(243.84 x 83.82 x 157.48 cm)
Consumer Warranty:3 Years
Commercial Warranty:90 Days
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  8 Questions
Q: I have been looking for a better way to pick-up (now don't laugh) the house manure in the barns and pasture. My horse seem to like to leave their manure in two areas. Will this vacuum pick-up semi-dry and or dry manure?
by Greg from Oklahoma on March 18, 2014

A: Greg - Why would I laugh? We actually get that questions pretty frequently. Unfortunately, the Agri-Fab lawn vacuum is not designed to pick up manure - either wet or dry. We do however, carry a pasture vac from PECO that is designed specifically for this particular task. Click on this link to view the basic PECO pasture vac, which would probably work out for you: Pasture Vac
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: My yard has a fairly dramatic slope. Can the Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac Tow-Behind Lawn Vacuum, Model 55249, be towed up and down and across a sloped yard?
by Joe from South Carolina on December 07, 2013

A: Thanks for your inquiry.

This model is just like any other trailer or tow behind item that you would pull with your tractor. You want to be careful because when the vacuum fills up and you are on a slope, the debris can get pushed to one side and you risk tipping over. I would recommend contacting Agri-Fab directly a (800) 448-9282 and see what they would recommend and the degree of slope it can handle. Anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and have a great day!
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: I have a Gravley 0-turn 48" deck would I need adapter
Does the additional vacuum hose hook to the end of mower end hose

by Keith Konicy from Missouri on December 04, 2013

A: Keith,

You certainly would need the zero-turn adapter in order to fit your mower. The hose kit would be installed at the engine of the Chip and Vac. You have to remove the hose adapter that connects to your mower and replace it with the hand held. It is an easy 3 wingnut removal.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Does this have some sort of vacuum base hose hooks to. Or do you have to get of mower to use hose for sucking
by Keith Konicy from Missouri on November 29, 2013

A: Keith,

This is a tow behind unit designed to be connected to and pulled by a mower. The hose comes equipped with a deck adapter to connect to a mower.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Will this Tow and vac pick up walnuts?
by Colleen Votsmier from Illinois on November 28, 2013

A: Colleen,

Yes, but the 55249 was not designed for this type of debris, so your impeller life may be drastically shortened. Also, this vacuum, cannot collect nuts for consumption. They would be destroyed.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: have a kabota tractor with a 60" deck . Any problems with the attachment to the deck?
by Quintin Wallis from Missouri on November 10, 2013

A: Quintin,

I am afraid that yes, you may experience trouble. The 55249 is only designed for decks on tractors and zero turns up to a 54" maximum.

Agri-fab does not make a Tow and Vac for anything larger.
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: will it fit on the back of a 48inch zero turn scag ?
by Ed from Pennsylvania on October 13, 2013

A: Ed,

If your zero turn uses a hitch-pin and only if you purchase the extension hose for zero turns.

Here is a link to the hose you would need to purchase:

Zero Turn Extension Hose
by Bob, Product Expert
Q: Hi. How do we empty this? Does it dump or you just reach in? Thanks
by Mike Batt from Illinois on August 26, 2013

A: Mike - the Agri-Fab Mow-N-Vac has a dump lever that allows you to tip the entire hopper back at about a 25 degree angle and dump it out.
by Bob, Product Expert
Agri-Fab 55249 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (8)
Easy To Use (6)
High Quality (3)
Price (3)
Fast (3)
Cons
Heavy (5)
Needs (1)
Tongue Jack (1)
Have To Watch Going Arou... (1)
Difficult To Empty Tilt ... (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jake Wilson
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From The Manufacturer
Agri-fab Chip-n-vac Tow-behind Lawn Vacuum
The Agri-Fab Mow N Vac is the ultimate time saver when it comes to picking up leaves in the fall. The Mow N Vac connects to your riding mower or zero turn mower using the universal hitch. Once hooked up, the Mow N Vac hose connects to the mower deck with an adapter you cut to size, now you are ready to get started. All of the debris that you mow over gets sucked into the hose and then reduced again by the impellers inside of the Vac. When the large 26 bushel cart gets full, simply release the... more
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John S.
Plymouth, WI
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 10/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great! But Not Perfect.
The Pros:

Works great at picking up the leaves, even wet ones and blowing them into the mulcher and into the box. Little or no problems with clogging. Motor starts easily and has plenty of power. It's amazing how many leaves will fit into the box before it has to be emptied. Was pretty easy to finish up the assembly and get it running. The template for the plastic box attachment to my mower deck was accurate and fits well after I cut out the pattern.

Cons:

The mulcher was shipped on... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
Cons: Packaging, Mistakes In Manufacturing
John Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Thomas O.
Eaton, NH
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 8/26/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Chip-n-vac
Unit has not met my expectations. I've had engine problems. Engine will have to be replaced.
Pros: No Pros
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions, Expensive, Had Trouble From The Start
Thomas Does Not Recommend This Product
Bob, the Chipper Expert
Product Expert
Thomas,
The unit is not shipped with oil already in the tank, so you have to add the oil before running it. Running any engine without proper oil will damage the engine. We're sorry you've had this happen.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Thomas,
Please give us a call and we will be more than happy to resolve the issue. 217-728-8388. Thanks
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Tom B.
Sterling, MA
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Solid Machine With Improvements Needed
II've owned the AgriFab leaf vac for 5 years. I have about 2 acres of lawn surrounded by trees, but little area to dispose of them so I need to haul them off my property. Before I bought the vac, I used about 150 huge contractor bags (compressed with leaves) to complete the job, transporting them in my SUV. This has reduced to about 50 bags and a much faster and easier process with limited raking and 1/3 the number of trips to dump the leaves.

The machine has great suction and performs well... more
Tom Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Tom,
Agri-Fab/PED sells a hose extension kit that would allow more slack in the hose as you turn. This would take the pressure off of the hose clamp that is connected to the deck. I think this would fix your problem.
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Dennis V. T.
Independence, MO
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 11/15/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great
We purchased this to pick up leaves at our house and two of our kids homes. It does a fantastic job of picking them up. It took about an hour to set it up and get it going. Biggest problem is what to do with all the leaves.

The leaves that go through the mower are somewhat chopped up, but the ones picked up with the remote hose are not. I have figured out a way to use the remote hose and some stove pipe and have the vacuum self unload and load into a trailer to haul away. This unit has made... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast, High Quality
Dennis Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
Dennis's Experience With Chippers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"We ordered this on a Sunday evening and had it on Thursday set up and ready to go for the weekend. Great service and was shipped on a truck line that seems to take care of what they're hauling. Very easy to track the progress of the order."
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Ben H.
Kemmerer, WY
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 10/14/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
A Good Addition To Our Parks Department
In Kemmerer we have 4 parks, Lots of trees involved. The Cities crews really liked the overall operation if the AgriFab chip & vac. really gets the leafs up off the ground, the only thing I would say from the crews point of view is they added a rake bracket to the outside of the box to carry rakes for clean up. Other than that great addition for speeding up the fall clean up of the cities parks.
Ben Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Scott O.
Hawley, PA
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 11/4/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Recommended
If you use sometimes, it might be okay. I used it a lot and parts wore out too fast. I had it for two months. Let down.
Scott Does Not Recommend This Product
Scott's Experience With Chippers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It said for commercial use. I think the thing is not commercial. Not sure on warrantee but wore out too quick"
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Larry
Lake Ozark, MO
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 10/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
For The Price, Its Great
Wish it ground up the leaves better with the handheld pickup. Also hard to start after its been running, due to the big flywheel keeps the engine turning over after engine is shut off flooding the engine. We now slow it down and turn fuel off till it runs out of fuel. It will start right up then.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Larry Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Ronald A.
Murray, KY
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Much Too Heavy
This machine is a great tool but because of the location of the motor/blower/chipper the unit tongue weight is extremely heavy. The addition of a tongue jack/caster would greatly improve the manageability of this unit specially for older folks or someone like me with limited mobility and Cerebral Palsy. I installed a caster/tongue jack and because of the low ride height at the coupler the jack had to be modified. Also the 12' vacuum hose should be included.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Needs, Tongue Jack
Ronald Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Ed L.
Reeds Spring, MO
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall Fine Machine
Easy to put together. I have only 4 things that need to be better planned in the engineering department.

#1. Needs a tongue mounted swing away jack because the tongue weight is very heavy (installed already for easier hook up).

#2. Needs a wider wheel base as the unit tends to be top heavy on the slightest grade (I'm installing a wider axle now).

#3. The extension hose should already be just 1 piece and cut to fit your own application and include 2 - 18" rubber bungee cords to... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Ed Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Michael P.
Zionsville, IN
Purchased from Chippers Direct
Purchased 9/14/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
I hate raking leaves, this saved my marriage!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Have To Watch Going Around Tree
Michael Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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