TRIVAC w/ Multi-Stage All Metal Mulching System is rated out of 5 by 598.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rdot from Leaf Monster! I purchased this blower a few weeks ago and I've been using it like mad on the fall leaves. It's a monster! Leaves, twigs, even small pine-cones are no match for this thing. I did a lot of research before I purchased this unit. I wanted a gas blower/vac for the portability, but there was nothing even close in performance for the price, so I decided to go electric, and it's been a nice choice. It's a tad heavy for an electric, but the power and performance is worth it. I really like switching blow/vac with a level rather than removing and re-configuring pipes and nozzles. That alone is worth the price. I find that the blower function is not quite as strong as my blower only gas unit, but it's good enough and I plan to use this mainly as a vac. This unit comes with a steel mulching blade and makes amazing fine mulch I've spread around the garden beds. I expect it will break down into some great compost by spring. The steel blade was another thing that set this unit apart. In the reality of sucking up debris you're never going to just get leaves so I wanted a steel blade vs the plastic junk that's out there. With the strong suction grabbing some pine-cones and twigs hidden in the leaves, it's good to have the reassurance of the steel. I did have the vac nozzle clog a couple of times, but it was always at the opening where it just went crazy and sucked up a big pile of leaves. I have some big Poplar trees that produce large leaves and my neighbor has a Catalpa which drops some enormous (~6 to 8 in) leaves into my yard. Like the manual says, hold it back a ways from the debris and let it do it's thing. For me, I just shove a gloved hand into the opening and pull out a few leaves until the suction can take the rest. I've yet to have the unit clog up higher than the first few inches of the intake. One last thing is I would strongly recommend getting the trash can/hose adapter for this unit. The shoulder bag is ok, but I suspect it would fill quickly. I purchased the adapter kit so I was not constantly emptying the bag and that's paid off. The hose that comes with the adapter is nice and long and works like a charm. The adapter does throw off some leaf dust when working, but it's not a big deal since you can stand several feet away. I imagine you'd get pretty dirty if the shoulder bag throws the same kind of dust with dry leaves.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob Sr from Easy and qiuck with yard clean up! Was happy with this product- it made using easy!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by cnick1978 from A vacuum/mulcher I'd actually use! I've owned blower/vacuum/mulchers in the past but never really used them because of all the hoops you have to jump through to change from one function to another. The Trivac does it all without the hassle. I was really impressed with the mulching function. I was able to pick up about three bags worth of leaves compressed down and mulched into one third of a bag.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trigger from Works well! Product worked as advertised, grinds leaves into a fraction of the original size. Easy to use and makes fall clean up efficient and simple.
Date published: 2016-11-23