Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Bagger Capacity (bushels):||27|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||15 x 6 in.|
|Overall Dimensions:||96 x 33 x 62|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||341|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Wand Attachment Part Number:||24509|
|Reduction Ratio:||10 to 1|
|Engine Brand:||Briggs & Stratton(r)|
|Engine Displacement (cc):||206 Engine|
Ratings & Reviews
A Riding Mower Attachment That Can Vacuum and Chip for a Clear Lawn
Heavy lawn debris doesn't stand a chance with the Craftsman chipper vac riding mower attachment - turn lawn tractors into a 2-in-1 clearing machine. The attachment vacuums grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, acorns and pine cones. This powerful vacuum offers 80 mph of suction and can be connected to the mower's cutting deck for quick, efficient bagging of clippings and small debris. The chipper chute handles branches and limbs up to 2 inches in diameter. It pulverizes them into mulch and stores the debris in the same bagger that handles lawn clippings, making emptying the 32 cubic foot capacity bagger easier.
This riding mower attachment fits all Craftsman tractors and riding mowers, as well as most other brand tractors with right-hand discharge decks up to 54 inches wide. Powered by a 206cc Briggs & Stratton® engine, it reduces debris by a 5 to 1 waste ratio. The heavy-duty frame, rugged tires and powerful chipper and vacuum will yield years of use for keeping your lawn looking its best.
- Craftsman chipper vac riding mower attachment clears lawns of debris and leaves them looking their best
- Powered by an OHV I/C 9.0 torque, 206cc Briggs & Stratton engine
- Fits all Craftsman and most other brands of tractors/riding mowers with right hand discharge decks to 54 inches wide
- Additional hose extension needed for use with zero-turn tractors (sold separately, part #65640 from Sears Parts Direct)
- Chipper chute chips branches and limbs up to 2 inches in diameter
- 32 cubic foot capacity (27 bushel capacity), 3x more than a traditional bagger
- Reduces clippings and leaves at a 5:1 waste ratio
- 1-piece poly rear door is easily removable for unloading
- 15- by 6-inch turf tread tires with metal bearings and grease zerks
- Rugged single point tow hitch and heavy duty pin don't interfere with tractor fender
- Elongated axle for stability and durability
- Remote hose kit allows you to reach behind shrubs, next to fence rows and other hard-to-reach areas (sold separately, model #71-24509)
- Weighs 384 pounds
- Color: Black
- Assembly required
- Backed by a 2-year limited warranty
Added on July 19, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
seemed complex to assemble, instructions made the assembly a pleasure to spend time on. I really enjoyed the task. cant wai to use it.rated 5 stars because I know it wii perform to my expectations, thank you.
First off, I gave this machine 4 stars .. the machine, if there were a way to rate Sears, then I would rate them -50 stars. They consistently find ways to be a horrible company. But back to the chipper\vac .. after looking at both this and the cyclone rake, the Craftsman won simply because of price. The Cyclone rake was WAY over priced and their optional attachments are even more over priced and then they have the nerve to charge $200 in shipping and handling to boot ! .. no thanks I ordered the Craftsman on October 11 from Sears.com. The website said it would take 7-14 days to deliver to the store for me to pick up .. it arrived on November 13th .. more than a month. I don't want to get sidetracked too much but I would like to take this opportunity to say that the people hired to chat with you on the Sears.com customer service Chat function .. are earth's stupidest people. Anyway, the machine arrived midweek and in about 1000 pieces (which I did know before I ordered). By the way, I imagine this is the reason this machine costs so much less than other similar products such as the Agrifab - you are saving $100's of dollars by assembling it yourself. The assembly instructions are decent and pretty straight-forward but definitely set aside a good 5-6 hours (or more) of your day to put this thing together. And that is if you have someone helping you .. which I highly recommend because it will be pretty tough tightening many of the bolts without an extra pair of hands (and the engine is heavy). Once put together, the very last step is to fit the boot to your mower deck. They ship you a solid shell of heavy duty hard plastic mower deck boot which YOU have to cut. They provide a template for many popular mowers .. you just have tape the template for your mower to the boot and trace it with some kind of heavy duty marker (I used a silver sharpie). Once traced, I used an angle grinder to slowly and very carefully cut out the section. You definitely need to take your time with this part, if you mess up, you will have to order a new one (which will probably take a couple months to get to you). The hoses that attach to the mower boot and the impeller on the chipper\vac are pretty decent and heavy duty but they are only held there with an 8" hose clamp (or maybe its a 6" .. I don't remember). This is not a good system, they constantly slip off .. which means you have to carry around a screw driver (or power drill) when you're riding the mower. The engine is very decently powered and creates an impressive vacuum. The leaves didn't stand a chance. This was my main concern over buying this unit over the Cyclone rake .. the top CR models have more powerful engines which I thought I needed .. I don't, and neither do you. Keep an eye on the bin capacity, when this fills up .. the hose clogs and clogs are time consuming to fix. Overall, this does make my leaf cleanup a lot easier and I recommend it. I would say more but I'm out of charact
Got the chipper vac to get up leaves and it does this very well. I had no issues with the assembly, it was pretty straight forward and required no special tools. One thing I noticed when I started using the machine for the first time is the location of the chipper attachment sticks out several inches past the side of the machine and is easily caught on things if you're not careful. I actually decided to make a plate to block off the hole where it mounted so I could remove it when I didn't need to use it. I wanted the machine mainly to get up leaves and it does an excellent job of that so I'm fine with the chipper attachment removed and it's not a big deal to re-install it if I need to.
girlfriend has a three acre lot with tons of oak trees. Does a phenomenal job sucking them up very few clogs, and when it does clog its only a few seconds to clean
The Craftsman Chip N Vac is a serious piece of equipment that is great for handling leaves and clippings. I ordered online and had it delivered to a local store. it came in two boxes. Assembly was straightforward. The directions are easy to follow and there is a section that helps identify what nuts and bolts to use for each phase of the assembly. There are a lot of nuts and bolts. I have mediocre talent but was still able to assemble the Chip N Vac by myself. Everything aligned perfectly. You need to cut an opening into the shroud that fits over the mower discharge. A part of the directions includes a template for just about every mower made on the planet. You cut out the template and trace onto the shroud and cut to fit your mower. Mine fit first time. I was quite surprised that it fit so well. It really is quite sturdy. I have an L series ********** lawn tractor. The Briggs and Stratton Engine started quickly. It is a good engine for the vac and really has a lot of power. It is a bit of a tug to pull the cord but the impeller acts as a flywheel and basically makes starting the engine easier than you would expect. The trailer is large and the vac really packs it in. The system handled my walnuts and twigs without issue. I did jam the tube a couple of times as I got use to operating the vac but it was my fault. I kept overfilling the trailer and basically backed everything up. You have to kind of develop a sense for when the trailer needs to be dumped. My lawn tractor handles pulling the Chip N Vac well and I don't notice much difference towing it empty or filled. Dumping takes the most effort. After all, it is 32 cubic feet of shredded leaves and lawn clippings and just about everything else that gets in the mower's path. I use a small hand rake to help empty the load. Using the Craftsman Chip N Vac is much easier than raking and manually loading a trailer, cart or wheel barrow to haul leaves and clippings away. I'm guessing this all will make an excellent mulch as it decomposes. All in all I am very satisfied with my Craftsman Chip N Vac. I got a good deal and a bunch or Rewards. I've used it enough to know it was a good purchase and I would definitely recommend this Vac to a friend.
The Craftsman Chipper/Vac is a great tool, time and back saver. Believe it or not my wife love this thing. She gets it hooked up to the lawn tractor and off she goes. She starts, hooks up and empties the Chipper/Vac with ease. There is nothing sexier than coming home to you wife on the lawn mower. If you have leaves, pinestraw, pinecones, and/or sticks in your yard this thing what you need. One warning keep it of the gravel it does suck up a rock or two. However the job it does on the yard is great.
I had no problem putting it together. follow the instructions. Of course it has a lot of parts! It cuts everything I can put into it. Makes great mulch to put around my trees and plants. Dumping is a little more of a chore but just keep a garden rake to pull the mulch and chips out. It makes A LOT of mulch fast! I bought the vacuum hose attachment for leaves in ditches and up against the house. works good but make sure the leaves are dry or it will stop up. Common sense guess.
Mount Pleasant, MI
10 million parts to assemble, one wheel didn't fit on axle, axle was not drilled out on both ends to put cotter keys into to hold wheels on. Had to wait for a service man to come, then had to wait for new axle and wheel to be ordered and delivered. Engine comes with no oil, for this amount of money oil could be included. Tongue is extremely heavy to try to lift to attach to mower. Purchased optional accessory hose, bolts and nuts were loose in the box, some were missing. I have not used it yet, it took so long to get the parts to put it together that it snowed before I could use it on the leaves.