FAQ – Lawn Vacs

Pro Vac Catcher Systems

Q: How long does it take to set up a Pro Vac system?

A: The PV 18, PV 212, PV 230 and PV 232 lawn vacuum systems require installation time of approximately 4 hours.

Q: Do I need special tools?

A: Some holes need to be drilled for the blower mount. For most applications, the catcher mounts simply bolt to the mower frame.

Q: What is the Pro Vac system shipping weight?

A: Approximately 350-400 lbs.

Q: How can you make the hose attach to the catcher and blower easier? A: Rub soap and water on the inside of the hose.

Pro Vac 212 Catchers

Q: How long does it take to set up a Pro Vac system?

A: The RC 212, PV 212 catchers require about 45 minutes.

Q: How much does the Pro Vac 212 shipping weigh?

A: Approximately 150 lbs.

Q: How can you fit the 7″ hose over the manufactures chute?

A: Rub soap and water on the inside of the hose.

Universal Blower

Q: What are different belt sizes?

A: The belt size varies. Please see the manual for the belt size for your mower.

Q: How can you get longer lasting belt life?

A: Excessive wear generally indicates installation issues. Click on attached link for detailed instructions U-Blower Installation

Q: How much does the blower weigh?

A: Approximately 75 lbs.

Q: How can you make sure all the discharge goes into the catcher?

A: Make you that you have the blower blocking plate installed. Position the blower tight against the discharge and make sure there are no gaps on either side of the blower. You can also try using low lift blades.

Q: How can you prevent clogging?

A: While cutting thicker wetter grass or when using larger deck sizes you may need to slow down. If this doesn’t work, try using high lift blades to create more turbulence under the deck allowing better material flow into the blower.

Q: How can I tell if my blower is a Quick Vac or a Pro Vac?

A: Protero purchased Turf Specialties. They offered a blower called the Quick Vac. It has a 3/4″ shaft and the drive pulley is located on the outside of the blower. The Pro Vac has a 1″ shaft with the drive pulley on the operator’s side of the machine.

Q: How can I tell if my blower is 2009 or older?

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