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PowerTek (3") 9-HP Push Or Tow-Behind Chipper Shredder Vacuum

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Powerful Debris Vacuum & Chipper In One
Versatile and and easy to use

3 Inch Chipper
Two 4" blades turn branches & leaves into useful mulch

Large Volume Vacuum
6" x 10' hose feeds a 44 gallon Rubbermaid trash can

Hinged Top Assembly
Lifts up for easy unloading; allows use of a trash bag liner

Hose Support & Tow Handle Standard
Hose support keeps hose tidy during storage
Tow handle & front caster remove for use with a lawn tractor

Built-In Lift Handles
Allow for easy loading & transport

Pneumatic Wheels
4.10 x 3.50 tires push easily; track evenly behind a lawn tractor

9 HP Robin Subaru Engine
Reliable and easy to start

  Model Number:CV388-R
 Engine BrandSubaru
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 Front Tire Size4 x 3.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Weight190 Lbs.
 Dimensions66L x 34W x 49H
 Consumer Warranty1 Year
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Q: Is there an electric start available? I had a 5hp CubCadet that I could hardly pull to start so I am concerned about a 9hp. Am I also to assume that the 44 gallon receptacle needs to be purchased separately?
by Maureen DePaul from New York on November 21, 2013

A: Maureen,

Unfortunately, we do not carry a model with an electric start. I wouldn't say that this would be easier to start as a 5 HP, but using quality fuel and oil will help in starting. I am happy to report that the receptacle is included as part no. 21 in the owner's manual.
by Marissa, Product Expert
Q: I have two questions ? 1. Can the 44gal capacity cv388-r be dismatled for seasonal storage? 2. can I establish a monthly account rather than credit card? I,m talking about the leaf vacuum&chipper push or tow behind...
by Steve Williamson from Indiana on November 02, 2013

A: Steve,

I believe the CV 388-R can be dismantled to a point for storage purposes, but it would depend on how much work you would want for yourself at the beginning of the season.

Here is a copy of the owner's manual to explain the how you would do this:

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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
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I'd Buy It Again (1)
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Jt E.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/27/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Than Expected
I’m not one to write many reviews but feel this vacuum is worth the time. My yard has just enough leaves to be a real pain and we live in an area where I do not have access to dump leaves so the option to have a leaf vacuum that also bags is a real plus. I also have a need for a chipper as I often trim trees with nowhere to dispose of the branches. I was looking for a solution to use with my riding mower to save time as well as help out our neighbors and a few friends with their leaves so I... more
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Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, Expensive
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Debra L.
Inman, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/26/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Realy Works !
The Power Tech chipper works great after you get it put together, I first had problems getting it to my house. The truck was to big to get down my street so I had to meet the truck down the road and make several trips in my Tahoe to get all the parts home. Then came 6 hours of assembly time including going to Lowes twice to get parts that were not included, and drilling out holes that were not big enough for the bolts that were included. Also the directions were vague.

The chipper works very... more
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Steve Barkley
Streetman, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
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15 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
9 Hp - Leaf & Limb Mulcher, Shredder, Chipper
I have used this machine several times. It works great at vacuuming up leaves and twigs. I haven't attached to my mower yet. The chipper chute works as advertised also. It will leave small limb pieces between the chipper blade and the pivoting protective chute opening flap.

1. The hardware bag was not accurately packed. Short 2 bolts and several extras were included that were not needed.
2. The hitch of this machine rides so high on the front wheel I had to modify the... more
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Highly Recommended
I bought this leaf vacuum this past spring to do some yard clean-up, to getting rid of branches, and also for leaves. A couple good things I like about it: It's small enough to pull behind a regular tractor (I didn't put the front wheel on however), It's easy to put together, and it has a very powerful engine!!

It has a decent sized branch chipper too.

The things I'd suggest are: You really can't chip up any branches bigger than 1.5 inches in diameter, with leaves the bin gets full very... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Jon Recommends This PowerTek Product
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