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PowerTek CV388-R Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Durable (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Expensive (2)
Heavy (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
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Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2602 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The PowerTek CV388-R is the perfect solution for any residential or light commercial application. This powerful debris vacuum and 3” chipper makes for the perfect self –contained, portable machine.

The CV388-R is going to come equipped with 44 gallon Rubbermaid trash can in which a 6” x 10” hose feeds into. This unit uses a hinged top assembly which allows for easy and complete debris removal when you dump or when removing a trash bag liner. This will ultimately save you time and effort... more
Marissa Recommends This Model
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Jt E.
NE, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/27/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2015
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
Jt Recommends This PowerTek Product
Jt's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
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5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Wondering why engine oil is not shipped with product."
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Steve Barkley
Streetman, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 1/6/13
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2013
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.

Issues:
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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Jon
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2014
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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Jon C.
Nashville, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 12/1/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product And Plenty Of Power.
The unit arrived yesterday (6 days to my door). The assembly time was about 2 hrs, the instructions could be better, and was missing 6 bolts, washers, and nuts for the hose brackets....no big deal. The 9 horse Robins engine doesn't hesitate on start-up or chewing a huge limb, 12' branch disappeared in 4 seconds.

Two things I wish came differently: rear wheels should be on casters like the front, and the Subaru engine needs an electric start.

Love this unit.
Jon Recommends This PowerTek Product
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Debra L.
Inman, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/26/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2014
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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