Garden Vacuum Leaf Collectors
Some of the best garden vacuum leaf collectors in the market
Having a beautiful garden in front of your house, be it small or big is indeed a refreshing sight. However, what many do not realise is that maintaining it can be quite a hefty task at times. If you do not have the essential garden tools, removing the fallen leaves, weeds, and unwanted plants can become a tedious job. There are many such tools for these tasks in the market. Each tool comes with different kinds and has different modes to operate them. While some can be run on petrol others may be operated with electricity as the power source. There are models that are cordless since they are powered by rechargeable batteries. Whatever it is, the decision solely depends on the customer based on the size of the garden, the availability of the power source, and the ergonomic requirements.
So, here we are going to talk about garden leaf collectors that use vacuum technology. There are mainly two methods used by the leaf collector/blower to get rid of the leaves in your messy garden. From the name itself, you would have understood the difference. One uses the wind force to remove the leaves or grass debris. This has to be collected into a bag later to make your garden tidy. However, the collector works with the help of suction force which will collect all the leaves into a bag. You do not need to collect it separately and works just like the vacuum cleaner you use indoors. But unlike leaf blower, small twigs or branches cannot be removed easily with the vacuum leaf collectors.
In this article, we are going to review some of the top rated garden vacuum leaf collectors.
1. VonHaus 3 in 1 garden leaf blower, vacuum and mulcher
Easy to use: Weighing just about 3.5 kilos, the VonHaus 3 in 1 leaf blower – 3000W garden vacuum & mulcher is both compact and lightweight. It also has a shoulder strap and wheels to ensure that it is also easy to transport. Working long hours with a leaf blower has never been this easy. It is also one of the easiest to assemble. The only tool that you would require to assemble this is a screw-driver.
Powerful performance: This leaf blower is powered by a 3000 W motor that blows as well as vacuums with great force. It is also capable of mulching leaves so that they can be used as compost. This powerful motor ensures optimal efficiency in giving your garden that neat and tidy look you always wanted. This is well suited for clearing up lawns, driveways, patios etc.
Mulching feature: This garden leaf blower collects the leaves in a collection bag that has a capacity of 35 litres that comes with a zip fastener. The shredding ratio of 10:1 reduces the size of the leaves that are collected in the bag drastically. This makes sure that you spend less time emptying the bag and fewer visits to the compost heap.
Electrically powered: The VonHaus 3 in 1 leaf blower – 3000W garden vacuum & mulcher is electrically powered with a maximum power of 3000 W, an operating voltage of 240 V and a frequency of 50 Hz. A 10 metre power cable ensures better range and the thermal cut-out safety feature gives peace of mind.
If you have a medium sized garden and are looking for an electrically operated one, this should definitely be on your shopping list.
2. Q Garden QGBV2500 leaf blower vacuum
Other than vacuum leaf collection the Q Garden QGBV2500 leaf blower cum vacuum leaf collector comes with the option to shred the collected leaves or debris into small pieces which in turn reduces the number of trips to the compost pit. The mulching ratio of this garden tool is 10:1. Even though this weighs only 4.2 KGs, it can be tiresome to carry it around for a long time. The company is considerate of this. So, they have included a shoulder strap so that the user can carry it around for a longer duration.
If you are looking for a lightweight and compact vacuum leaf collector this is one of the best machines in the market. The company also gives a warranty of one year.
3. Einhell 3433600 power X-change cordless leaf blower and vacuum collector
The machine is electronically controlled. The speed of the machine can be controlled using a small rotating switch. To clean your garden you have to first blow and collect the leaf at one place. This machine can blow the leaves at a speed of 210 km/h. Since the motor used is brushless the durability and power increases. It needs little or zero maintenance. Even changing the function from leaf blower to vacuum leaf collector is very easy in this; you just need to turn a switch. When it comes to the suction this has a maximum power of 720 m3/h. The shredder has a working ratio of 10:1.
This is blower cum vacuum collector weighs just 3.38 KGs. Still, you can see a wheel attached to the nozzle of the blower so that you can control the weight of the tool easily. The collection bag here has a transparent portion through which you can see whether the bag is full or not. This bag can collect up to 45 litres of mulched leaves. This cordless vacuum leaf collector has another plus point. It comes with an additional handle along with the standard one which can be adjusted according to the user’s convenience. Battery and charger are not included.
4. Surreal 3 in 1 electric garden leaf vacuum, blower & mulcher
The motor is capable of generating a power of 2500 Watt. With this power, the blower can blow the leaves with an air speed of 270 km/h. The suction power of the vacuum leaf collector is 780 m3/minute and the shredding ratio is 10:1. The collection bag for this model can take up to 30 litres of debris at one go. So, in effect, you can store almost 300 litres of debris in the collection bag, thanks to the efficient shredding ratio. Some of the leaf blowers in the market can even clean up damp leaves. But the machine from Surreal should be used only on dry leaves. Damp leaves may cause problems to the shredder. A shoulder strap to carry the tool and wheels at the end of the nozzle make the job a lot easier. It ensures that this leaf blower is easy to move around.
As mentioned earlier, if you have a small garden to tidy up, this vacuum leaf blower would suit your requirements perfectly. It has got enough power and the range to fulfil the requirements.
5. Flymo Scirocco electric garden blower vacuum
This garden blower comes with a 12 metre mains cable. Most garden blowers of this range come with a 10 m cable. With the extra 2 metres to play with the Flymo Scirocco electric garden blower vacuum can be comfortably used for a medium sized garden. Weighing around 6 kilos, this gadget measures 89.6 x 29 x 25.8 cm. It is quite powerful for its size though not the lightest one you will find. Its biggest value is in being able to shred both dry as well as wet leaves and offering a 12 m power cable.