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32 cu. ft. Capacity Chip-N-Vac
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32 cu. ft. Capacity Chip-N-Vac

Discontinued Model:

Model # 55249

Internet #202638967

Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac
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Discontinued Agri-Fab

Chip-N-Vac

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Product Overview

This Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac with its powerful 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine comes with cart, vacuum/chipper and tractor cutting deck adapter. Designed to fit more than 40 different cutting decks, this unit features a hard top design to reduce dust, has a 26-bushel / 32 cu. ft. capacity and up to 80 MPH suction. Can chip branches up to 2 in. in diameter into usable mulch or for easy disposal. Unit arives 75% assembled, in a short time you can complete assembly and put to work.
  • Assembled dimension: 33 in. W x 96 in. D x 62 in. H
  • Easily chips branches up to 2 in. in diameter
  • Versatile design fits over forty different tractor and riding mower decks up to 54 in. wide, templates are included, do note that the mower deck must be a right hand discharge
  • Durable hard top design cuts down on the dust emitted
  • Safety shutoff prevents accidental engine startups
  • Arives 75% assembled, easy to complete assembly and put to work
  • 80 mph suction of this unit provides more than enough power for picking up leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and other lawn debris, has a 26 bushels / 32 cu. ft. collection capacity
  • 1 year limited warranty

Product Overview

Model #: 55249
Internet #: 202638967

This Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac with its powerful 205 cc Briggs & Stratton engine comes with cart, vacuum/chipper and tractor cutting deck adapter. Designed to fit more than 40 different cutting decks, this unit features a hard top design to reduce dust, has a 26-bushel / 32 cu. ft. capacity and up to 80 MPH suction. Can chip branches up to 2 in. in diameter into usable mulch or for easy disposal. Unit arives 75% assembled, in a short time you can complete assembly and put to work.

  • Assembled dimension: 33 in. W x 96 in. D x 62 in. H
  • Easily chips branches up to 2 in. in diameter
  • Versatile design fits over forty different tractor and riding mower decks up to 54 in. wide, templates are included, do note that the mower deck must be a right hand discharge
  • Durable hard top design cuts down on the dust emitted
  • Safety shutoff prevents accidental engine startups
  • Arives 75% assembled, easy to complete assembly and put to work
  • 80 mph suction of this unit provides more than enough power for picking up leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and other lawn debris, has a 26 bushels / 32 cu. ft. collection capacity
  • 1 year limited warranty

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
96 in
Assembled Height (in.)
62 in
Assembled Width (in.)
33 in

Details

Application Type
Clean-Up
Assembly Required
Yes
Automatic Shut-off
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
32
Engine Cycle
4 Stroke
Engine Displacement (cc)
205
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Fits brands/models
universal
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.725
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Included
Hitch Pin
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
326lb
Returnable
30-Day
Suction Capacity (mph)
80

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
96 in
Assembled Height (in.)
62 in
Assembled Width (in.)
33 in

Details

Application Type
Clean-Up
Assembly Required
Yes
Automatic Shut-off
Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
32
Engine Cycle
4 Stroke
Engine Displacement (cc)
205
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Fits brands/models
universal
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.725
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Included
Hitch Pin
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
326lb
Returnable
30-Day
Suction Capacity (mph)
80

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Does this machine OR ANY mulch the leaves as it pick them up to reduce the overall volume?

Asked by: leafyyard
Dear leafyyard - Thank you for your question. When using any Agri-Fab vac system your mower does the majority of the mulching. The vac impeller will break down the debris a little more.
Answered by: Agri-FabProductExpert
Date published: 2016-04-12

will it fit my cub mower deck

Asked by: billy
Dear Billy - Thank you for considering the Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac for your lawn care needs. Yes, the vac system will fit up to a Cub Cadet mower. Agri-Fab does include templates for the most common MTD/Cub mower decks. Please contact the Agri-Fab customer care team for assembly and fit-up assistance. Our team is available Monday - Friday between 7 am to 5 pm CST at 800-448-9282.
Answered by: Agri-FabProductExpert
Date published: 2017-04-01

Under specifications it states "No" in Chipper Mulch Heading! Isn't it have the chipper shredder ...

Under specifications it states "No" in Chipper Mulch Heading! Isn't it have the chipper shredder on the Housing ? & How many Hp is 205 cc's? Plus why don't You offer a Military Discount on Online Purchases? Why Not a 8" Hose for better Performance Especially for small Sticks in which was stated as a problem with the current 6" hose & Design of Hoses coming off with the hardware provided? As far as the Warranty goes You state 3 Year limited Warranty ; Yet offer 3 year protection plan so does that mean a total of 6 Years warranty?Sincerely Al H.
Asked by: Allie
Dear Allie- Thank you for your interest in the Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac for your lawn care needs. I am only able to answer the questions related directly to the Agri-Fab product. A representative from Home Depot will have to follow up on the discounts and extended warranty questions. The reason Agri-Fab state "no" in the chipper mulch heading is that the chipper unit is on the side and is not part of the mower so the majority of the reduction is completed by the mower. The most common cause for the hose coming off from the vac system is the operator is turning too sharply. Agri-Fab recommends towing the vac system at no more than 3 MPH and making slow wide turns. Briggs and Stratton no longer uses horsepower when describing their engines Agri-Fab provides the information as directed by Briggs.
Answered by: Agri-FabProductExpert
Date published: 2016-12-04

disconnect from mower deck

When I put the mower back in the shed, is this "no tools required" to disconnect the hose from the deck? I guess what I'm asking is this a quick disconnect or what is involved?
Asked by: WifeMowingLawn
Dear WifeMowingLawn - Thank you for inquiring about the Agri-Fab mow-n-vac for your lawn care needs. Yes, the hose quickly removes from the mower deck with a hose clamp. Please refer to the owner's manual pages 10-13.
Answered by: Agri-FabProductExpert
Date published: 2016-05-13
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Customer Reviews

Chip-N-Vac is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does an excellent job and is very user friendly ... Does an excellent job and is very user friendly
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment.... Great investment.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great machine, makes handling my 3 acre wooded lot, with 300 oak trees a breeze to clean up, I also get a lot of small limbs, and this thing chews them right up. I did add a spiral clamp to the hose where it attaches to the blower intake, hose clamps aren't that great. But are good for the hose, where it attaches to deck, I also noted that if you start it over leaves, before engaging mower blades it will clog. There are a few tips you must learn to operate it. Once learned, it's Great. Also got an excellent response when I needed a template, thanks.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I was expecting more... The item performs well when the hose doesn't come off which has happened ... I was expecting more... The item performs well when the hose doesn't come off which has happened frequently. There were also several factory installed screws that came off on initial use. Both the main and the optional hose mount need to be redesigned with a heavier lip or other solution to hold the hose on with the supplied clamps that even when tightened to the max allowed slide off of the mount with normal use. The servicing of the item is also problematic. Agri-Fab has nothing to do with the motor that is serviced by Briggs & Stratton and will not help as a one stop resource for product need as they then referred us to Briggs & Stratton for the engine needs. Overall for a $1,700 investment I'm left wanting more both product design and product service.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, great customer service. After shopping around and reading numerous online reviews for several different brands of lawn vacuums, I decided to purchase the Agri-Fab Chip-N-Vac from Home Depot. After ordering online, I had the vac delivered to my local HD store to save the home delivery charge since I own a pickup. After reading the assembly manual online I fully expected to have to assemble the vac once I got it home. To my pleasant surprise the vac was already 75% assembled and mounted on a pallet. The folks at Home Depot loaded it up with a forklift and I was able to unload it by sliding pallet and all off the truck by myself. Be careful - it's a hand full unloading by yourself! The cart along with its plastic top come pre-assembled, which is nice because it looks to me like there's about an hour or so work in that alone. All the remaining parts, along with the motor assembly, are boxed up inside and then the whole thing shrink wrapped and strapped to the pallet. After removing all the parts and laying everything out I took a quick inventory. The assembly manual is well written and includes a quick instruction sheet for this partially assembled model. You'll need 1/2 and 9/16 wrenches and/or sockets, pliers, and a standard #2 screwdriver for the clamps. Basically, after flipping the cart on its back per the instructions, you install the complete tongue assembly along with its latch stand, the axle and tires (very easy), and then the engine/impeller housing assembly. I recommend you get help with that but I did mine by myself and my back only hurt for a couple hours afterwards! Install the elbow to the impeller housing and center it in the cart per the instructions, install the chipper chute, install the vacuum hose, ADD OIL TO THE ENGINE, gas, and you're ready to go ... almost. Since this thing is designed to use with a wide range of lawn tractors and mowers Agri-Fab includes a very good selection of templates to use to custom fit the mower deck adapter to your specific model mower. The only issue I had was with my 1995 Cub Cadet 2185 mower deck made by MTD. For some strange reason there wasn't a template that exactly fit my LT 46" mower chute but one was close enough to get me started. At that point it was a simple matter of trial fitting the adapter, removing material as required, refitting, repeating, refitting again until it fit like a glove. Agri-Fab includes more than enough extra hardware and brackets to make any possibility work. A fine tooth straight blade saw helps but I was able to use a heavy bladed box cutter to cut the adapter as needed. In some areas the plastic is VERY thin and I'm wondering just how long it'll last. In my opinion it should be a little thicker - but it'll work. I oiled up the Briggs with Mobile One but any of the oils listed in the manual will work fine. Mine started after about a half dozen pulls - thank goodness - because there's a lot of internal mass to move once you pull on the rope starter. This thing is a prime candidate for an electric starter. I'd willingly pay an extra $100 for it! I guess you could retro-fit one but then you would have to replace an expensive little motorcycle battery every year before using it. I only have about an acre to mow but my yard is loaded with red and white oaks, hickory, gum, and other leaf producing trees that absolutely drive me bananas in the fall. And it's hilly. Normally I used a Billy Goat push blower and a Echo backpack blower to clean the yard up - and dreaded it. This leaf vacuum is the best investment I've ever made and a dream to use. Why I waited this long to purchase one is beyond me. Not only does it suck up the leaves but it also does a pretty good job of grinding them up making them perfect for starting a compose pile. The cart holds quite a bit but fills quickly. You'll know when it's full by watching the dust venting from the rear of the cart, which is a nice feature but you still should wear a dust mask! My 18 horse tractor has no problems pulling the vacuum, even when it's fully loaded, but you REALLY have to watch the hills. I found I could approach a hill and run straight up it and then back it down without any problems. I suspect if you turn this thing over, especially loaded, it wouldn't be a pretty scene. But I had so much fun with this thing I even did my neighbors yard! Money well spent.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweeper The motor should have an electric start on it. In future, I expect the rope to break as it pulls out very hard. The flexiblevacuum hose going from the mower to the vacuum often falls off one end or the other. The chipper is pretty much a waste of time. Has helped with our fall leaf clean up, but needs a few improvements.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weeping Willows.. No match Used it this past fall.. Makes short work out of cleaning a lawn covered in willow tree leaves, twigs and branches! Time and back saver. Easy starting and easy emptying
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You need to weld a handle on the tongue. Other than that, a pretty tough unit.
Date published: 2017-03-16
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