Here in Texas we don’t have much call for the chipper/shredder vacs, mostly because we’re light on trees. But we hear that up north they cut hours off the weekend chore list. To that end, Cub Cadet has introduced the sexily named 24A-05MM756, its newest 173cc-powered monster.
Our biggest praise for the Cub: The on-board hose runs on top of the unit, instead of on the side where it can catch on absolutely everything remotely close to its path. Also, you can separate the vacuum hose at the mount and wield it ShopVac-style for uber-tight spaces, like under gutter drains and behind bushes.
Considering the $500 price tag, you’re probably not going to rush to the local big box in a frenzy to own one — unless you live in a forest, in which case you might club the neighbor to death with a lawn rake to get your hands on it.