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Agri-Fab 55188 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (10)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Price (6)
Fast (5)
Reliable (3)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Durability (2)
Low Quality (2)
Expensive (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
Leaf Blower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2597 Helpful Votes
Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

The Agri-Fab 55188 is the perfect solution for any residential or light commercial application. Not only does this system vacuum up leaves, pine needles and lawn clippings, but the durable, vented hard-top design reduces dust.

The 55188 is going to come equipped with a 32 cubic foot hopper, which gives you about 26 bushels of capacity. This unit uses a tilt bed which allows for easy and complete debris removal when you dump. You also have the option for a hose kit to allow you to vacuum... more
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Jake Wilson
Sales Manager
From The Manufacturer
Agri-fab Mow-n-vac Tow Behind Lawn Vacuum
The Agri-Fab Mow N Vac is the ultimate time saver when it comes to picking up leaves in the fall. The Mow N Vac connects to your riding mower or zero turn mower using the universal hitch. Once hooked up, the Mow N Vac hose connects to the mower deck with an adapter you cut to size, now you are ready to get started. All of the debris that you mow over gets sucked into the hose and then reduced again by the impellers inside of the Vac. When the large 26 bushel cart gets full, simply release the... more
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Richard S.
Riverside, IA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Briggs Motor Junk
Mow and vac worked fine for 5 months then the end of the crankshaft broke off. I took the motor to Theisen's farm store in Cedar Rapids Iowa and got the run around from Theisen's Agri-Fab and Briggs. I ended up buying another motor to put on the mow and vac. The new motor has a different shaft so now I will need to buy a new impeller! NEVER AGAIN!
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Robert J.
East Brunswick, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product! Bad Company To Purchase From!
I had purchase this Agri-Fab 55188 back in April of 2016. I have used it a few times, I strongly recommend this machine to anyone that is looking for a two behind Vac system. I should have bought this many years ago. Saved a lot of back braking work! The only bad to say is buying it from PED. The unit was shipped to me and was damage under the cheep plastic wrap that it was shipped in. The plastic wrap was over the damage so that tells me when they got it ready for shipping they just wrapped... more
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Rex W.
Lowell, MI
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad, I Expected Better Quality
The rivets were coming off, the screen came out, the hose breaks all the time, the back door comes off when in use, the chute to the trailer rips, the chute where the blades are broke. So we had to replace a lot parts.?! When you pay that kind of money for that in a short time, you should not have to replace them that soon.?!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, We Had To Modifi It
Rex Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Glenn P.
Castle Rock, WA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Great! But Needs A Few Improvements.
I like the unit a lot. These are the improvements I made, first thing I found, the intake hose at unit came off all the time, no mater how tight the hose clamp was! I drilled three equally spaced holes around plastic intake at unit, installed three stove bolts, added a wire around each one, then under hose clamp, then back to stove bolt, make sure you use flat washers on both sides with a Nilock nut, do not tighten to much, could crack housing. A brace is needed, for latching of trailer hopper... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Glenn Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Robert G.
Hopewell, VA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time Saver
My driveway is 100 yards long and Oak trees down both sides. In the past I would spend all weekend raking leaves and making many trips to the back yard woods to dump. With this Agri-Fab leaf vacuum I spent two hours after work one day and accomplished this task. Great time and Back Saver.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Robert Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Carol C.
Silver Springs, FL
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/4/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Leaf Vac Number Two
There's a few problems with it. The flexible boot lets dust & stuff blow on the back of your neck. The back door needs reinforcement. When the leaves get built up in the trailer the back door comes loose at the bottom. Then you have a mess. The door never came loose on the one I had for fifteen years. The last thing is..after it has run for a while, it is very hard starting. Otherwise everything else works good. I hope this lasts for fifteen too.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again
Carol Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Lloyd
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lawn Vac
I am very happy with the performance of this unit. It has a lot of power and does a great job sucking up the leaves and mulching them. The system dumps very easily. I would highly recommend it.
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Richard
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
FEB.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This One Sucks!!!! That's A Good Thing.
I have about 1-1/2 acre property w/ about 30 Hickory, Oak, and Walnut trees. Yes, there are lots of BIG leaves, and also acorns and nuts. I've found it's best to pre-mow the lawn to reduce the size of the leaves, then go back over it w/ the Mow-N-Vac and it really packs the trailer full - and heavy. I can usually collect the entire lawn in 4 to 5 loads with this method, but if I don't pre-mow it will be as many as 15 loads - that's a lot of dumping. The one thing about my use - it is VERY noisy... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
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Michael L.
Pepperell, MA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/18/14
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Piece Of Equipment.
Two acres to mow. Trees surround the property. Does a good job of mulching leaves. Beats the bagger that came with my JD tractor. Warm engine still needs slight choke to start, but starts up easy once you figure that out. Holds a decent amount of material.

Tilts nicely... would help if the area you have to dump was slightly downhill.... tilt of dump cart hits ground making it a bit tough to remove payload, but really.... what else are the designers supposed to do? Use a rake to remove... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, Features
Cons: Heavy
Michael Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Doug S.
Macomb, OK
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Piece Of Equipment
Unit works very well. Lots of suction. Works very well on wet leaves using the hose from the mower. 5 inch hose tends to clog when picking up leaves, but just at the opening, once they get into the hose they are gone. Overall I am impressed with it.
My brother saw me use it and is going to buy one.
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Kevin W.
Midland, MI
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/28/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Machine
It took me about 1 1/2 hrs to put it together, didn't have any problems following the directions. I had some difficulties figuring out what pattern to use to cut out the mower deck attachment. I picked out the wrong pattern and had to modify the brackets to make it work. The machine works great, and meets my expectations.

I really like the vacuum hose attachment. I had a large amount of leaves I had blown into the ditch and used to side attachment hose to get them picked up.

The only... more
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Ken H.
Yadkinville, NC
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/13/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time Saver
Cuts leaf pickup time by 80 percent.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Ken Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
Ken Would Recommend Leaf Blowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Has cut my leaf pick-up time by 80 percent"
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Frederick T.
Summersville, WV
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/5/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Leaf Vac.
Unit does what it is expected and designed to do. Please note when units are shipped that they should be placed on a more sturdy pallet.

The same unit can be purchased at Tractor Supply for $1,100.00, so the statement regarding free shipping is not true. be wise it is actually added back to the selling price.
Frederick Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Rod M.
Emory, TX
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/1/15
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Tow Behind Vacum
Very good product. Only problem is that the rear door kept falling off. Solved this problem with rubber strap down the middle of door. Factory needs to address this problem.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price
Cons: Back Door Falls Off
Rod Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Charlene S.
Belfield, ND
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic
Should of had it sooner.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Price, It's All I Wanted To Make It Easier For Myself
Cons: It's Great
Charlene Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Clarence D.
Stover, MO
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/11/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Life Is Now Easy.
I have three acres of yard which is in different areas. Before buying a lawn vacuum I used a rider with three small bags behind it. That worked okay if you had all the time in the world.

With the lawn vacuum I can pick up my leaves in a forth of the time. We now have two of these on this property and life is so much easier. If you look behind the mower as you are driving it looks like you just vacuumed a carpet.
Clarence Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
Clarence's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It shipped when promised. I live in the country and it was delivered with no problem at all."
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William Mcnulty
Ladoga, IN
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/8/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow, It Works Great!
I purchased my Agri-Fab Mow-N-Vac Tow Behind Lawn Vacuum from Mowers Direct in early November 2013. I am a 70 year old retiree, with approximately 3 acres of lawn, populated with many trees, which means lots of leaves to clean up each fall! I have a large vegetable garden and I use the leaves and grass clipping for mulch and fertilizer.

I have to say, I am completely satisfied with, not only the lawn vacuum, but also with the service I received form Mowers Direct. The machine was... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Terry E.
Gdrafton, ND
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/4/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Should Have Gotten It A Long Time Ago
I thought it was great. Easy to assemble, the template for the mower deck was right on the money. And the performance was great. It actually made yard work fun.
Terry Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Ryan H.
Independence, KS
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 9/24/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
27
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Cheap Plastic Deck Adapter
I was super happy with the ease of assembly, and suction of the machine itself. I feel that the collection box may not hold up over time, however, I can reinforce that structure pretty easily. Now...on to the deck adapter piece.... I have a zero turn mower and had to buy the extension hose which I didn't mind.

The deck opening that I have doesn't match any of the templates so I made the proper cuts, bolted it on and strapped it to the deck using the hardware provided. I was in business! The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ryan,
Sorry to hear that your deck adaptor tore off. If you want to give Agri-Fab a call and explain the situation to our customer service I am sure we can help you with getting another one.

I am glad you are happy with the vac unit itself.
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Paul G.
West Kennebunk, ME
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/26/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Week With Mow-n-vac
I put this right to work and had to learn the machine. Once the box is full the suction gets real low and the hose will plug up.
Fix is to check on load once in a while and I really do not have an idea as to when it should be emptied before it gets totally full. I empty it when I go through a tank of gas. Between two thirds full and almost full.

I read other reviews before I bought this unit so I knew that I would have to rake the clippings out and not just dump as suggested in the... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Expensive
Paul Recommends This Agri-Fab Product
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Bill I.
Milford, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Sure Beats A Rake....
My home is on a heavily wooded hillside. Fallen leaves collect everywhere. Raking and hauling them away is like emptying the ocean with a spoon. My new leaf vac is great. That said, I must offer a few design suggestions for future improvements to what is other wise an awesome machine.

1) The leaf chute connection to the cart makes the dump feature pointless - you have to disconnect the chute so you can dump the cart.

2) The back door needs to be easier to remove. 3) Please invent some... more
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William K.
Indian Head, MD
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Worked Fine, But
Bought My Model 501887 in April 2008. Worked fine till this year. My Snap Mount Switch Harness (Pt # 629-0241A) has been chewed in half by one of my Dogs.

I searched for that part and the Harness adapter (Pt # 629-0923) in the owners manual in the IPB section. Manual refers needed parts to www.speedeparts.com.

Response from them in the harness is no longer carried and the Harness adapter in an unlisted part. Guess Ill have to "Jury-Rig" a part my self.
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
William,
Please give us a call at 217-728-8388 and we will be able to get you the right part for your Mow-n-Vac.
I am sorry you weren't able to find the part online, but we will help you out.
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