I remember this topic was discussed a couple of years ago, but I want to add a powered vacuum to my JD lawn tractor, primarily to suck up leaves. I want to use the existing deck and let the blades mulch the leaves. I see that Northern (low end) up through Dr. (Big bux) sells systems like what I want, but I already have a good sized trailer - just need to build a light-weight housing to increase the capacity.
My hope is that there is someone who sells an engine/blower with the hoses and deck adapter that I can add on to my trailer. I?ve looked into buying the stuff as ?replacement parts? for the existing systems, but the cost seems to be close to the entire system. Is there someplace that sells these specifically as a DIY for rcm-types? Oh, yeah - a twig chopper on the blower would be pretty much mandatory for my location, as well. And I don't need a bagger, as I have plenty of places to dump the compost-to-be.