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Troy-Bilt (3") CSV 206 205cc Chipper Shredder Vacuum

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Troy-Bilt Leaf Blowers and AccessoriesModel: 24A-202J766
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Grade
Mid Grade
Style
Chipper/Shredder/Vacuum
Branch

Diameter
Engine


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3-in-1 Chipper Shredder Vacuum
Grind twigs and branches up to 3" in diameter into wood mulch
Vacuum and shred leaves into compost for your garden
The complete yard clean-up machine!

Briggs & Stratton 205CC 850 Series OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Self-propelled transmission with 1 forward speed

10:1 Debris Reduction Ratio
Turn ten normal bags of debris into one compact bag
2 hardened-chromium steel blades make short work of dry wood
10 stationary blades / 9 hardened-steel flails (3 sets)
Durable steel impeller moves debris into chamber
Cast steel shredding screen releases medium size mulch
24" Vacuum Width With Adjustable Vacuum Intake Height
Fingertip vacuum height adjustment- no tools required

3-Bushel Collection Bag
Collect leaves and twigs just like a grass bagger on a mower

Incredible Maneuverability
6" lockable front caster wheels take tight turns with ease
10" x 4 " fully pneumatic rear wheels cushion rough terrain

Will NOT Pick Up Acorns or Other Small Nuts


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
205 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.75 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter
3 Inches
Feed Type
Gravity
Number of Blades
2 Blades
Replaceable Blades
Yes
Discharge Chute
Bag
Included
Discharge Chute Material
Plastic
Vacuum
Removable Hose
No
Towing
Towable
No
D.O.T. Lights
No
Fenders
No
Drive
Drive System
Friction Disc
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
6 Inch
Rear Tire Size
10 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
190 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
043033561735
Model
24A-202J766
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  2 Questions
Q: what size capacity does the bag have - cubic feet
by David Christoforo from Connecticut on November 26, 2014

A: David - the total capacity of the collection bag is 3 bushels, which equals about 3.75 cubic feet
by Marissa, Product Expert

Q: I am looking for vacuum to pick-up all acorn in my yard i have 6 trees and the leaves and acorn is kill my grass.
by SGT Daniel Martinez from Texas on September 28, 2013

A: Sgt. Daniel,

This Parker 30" will take care of your acorns, but you would have to make sure that the acorns are not imbedded into the ground. You may also have to make a few passes with the fresher/heavier nuts too.

Parker 30" with Hose
by Marissa, Product Expert

Troy-Bilt 24A-202J766 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (2)
Durable (2)
Easy To Use (2)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Cons
Low Quality (2)
Unreliable (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Heavy (1)
Durability (1)
60% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Christine T.
Walkertown, NC
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/2/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Small But Mighty
Although it is small compared to other Shredder Vac's, it is just the right size for a 5 ft. great-grandmother to use. It is self propelled and easily climbs the many rises I have in my 1 1/3 acre home site.
Christine Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Troy F.
Overland Park, KS
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Never Wants To Start.
I purchased this and couldn't wait to use it. Then it wouldn't start. I took it in and had it looked at twice. We'd get it started but then if we let it sit for a week it wouldn't start again. They blamed it on the safety switch that it was compressed not enough.

Then the next time it was compressed too much. I'd love to give it a good review but at this point I have spent more time trying to get it to work then I have using it. I can't deal with it any more and decided I wanted to... more
Troy Does Not Recommend This Product
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Dennis M.
Sound Beach, NY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/31/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Basically Happy With It.
It works well, a little tough to start. Getting the bag off once it is more than half full is damn near impossible. It mulches well. Self propelled is a real plus when you live on a hill like I do.
Dennis Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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John A.
Westminster, MA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 6/14/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Machine !!
While putting together my machine, the "tang" that "holds up" the chute during assembly was a little bit too long. The chipper "blades" could not turn even one full revolution. After I figured out what the problem was and took a hacksaw and cut off about 1/8" of the "tang" and put it back together, it started and ran just fine. It "sucks" leaves better than the Troy-Bilt that I bought 25ish years ago. One other problem is the collection... more
John Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Will H.
Hartville, OH
Total Helpful Votes
37 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cvs 206 Is A Work Horse
Bought mine new in 2003. It starts on the first pull most of the time. I have Oaks and Maples in the yard and it does a very nice job of picking up the leaves, even wet ones. The self propelled feature is very handy and have not had a problem with it. The bag is a good size and it shreds the leaves in very small pieces. The hose attachment is awkward to use and comes detached as it is very heavy. I found the best way to empty the bag is to set up a backstop of cardboard or other material, then... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Will Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Jackson S.
Alexandria, LA
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Went Halves W/ Next Door Neighbor
This is my 3rd year using our CSV206. We use it about every two weeks in the fall when the Pecan and Magnolia leaves are falling. We also have some Oaks and Japanese Magnolias. My neighbor is now 72 and finds it hard to use, so this year I'm doing the most use. (I'm 66) it is heavy, but I like it better than raking. A little harder than my lawn mower. Probably too much for a smaller woman.(?) It mulches the leaves very tiny. I share shredding w/ neighbors for their Azealeas, etc. I... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Jackson Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Paul P.
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/14/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Vac Hose Kit
Bought this for my Troy Bilt MTD style chipper vac. It works great and was cheaper than other stores. I will buy from again when need a part thanks for having it in stock, other website's and stores were out of stock and did not know when they could get it. Leaf Blowers Direct had it and I received in less than a week thanks for fast delivery and great price.
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Donald S.
Toms River, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/28/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Chipper Shredder Vacuum
I have one of these that's 20 years old. It says Craftsman because I bought it at Sears but it's the same machine. Decided it was time for a new one so got this. Only difference is the engine. My old one had a purge bulb and no choke, this one with the choke is much better. Bad news is the old one had an oil filler tube with a dipstick.

Whatever idiot that designed the oil fill on this one should be shot. It says to fill it till it overflows but the oil bottle blocks your view and you can't... more
Donald Recommends This Troy-Bilt Product
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Roger H.
Sandusky, OH
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/7/14
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
11
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
My Experience With A New Troy Chipper/vac
Several things, one I am a graduate manufacturing engineer two, I have worked in manufacturing,quality, and engineering for over 30 years four, I owned an older chipper/vac for over 10 years with excellent results.

#1) Immediately someone needs to inspect the welds on the vanes of the roror such that every weld is per engineering spec. My problem, one vane with tines broke off and parts flew out though the chute wild vacuuming leaves. At the time I added a 1inch branch, quite straight and... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Roger Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
Product Expert
Roger,
We appreciate your feed back on the chipper shredder vacuum you purchased from us. Judging by the content of your review it seems to me that you have some issues with the design and construction of this unit. Our suggestion would be to contact Troy-Bilt directly. They manufacture and design these chipper shredder vacuums and would more than likely appreciate your concerns. Troy-Bilt can be reached at (800) 828-5500.
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Roger's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I will be glad to share my experience after seeing this unit perform chipping less than 3 inch branches."
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J Beyt
New Iberia, LA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/13
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Don't Buy This Product.
Poor design. Cheap bolts for front attachment. Difficult to pull start. Does not track in a straight line, pulls to the left when the wheels are engaged. Bag is difficult to hook and unhook and does not hold much. It would be better to buy a pull behind vacuum that goes back of a mower.
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Difficult To Use, Unreliable
J Does Not Recommend This Product
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Larry M.
Turlock, CA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/30/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Worth The Hassles
Terrible return policy doesn't back the equipment.
Larry Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the Leaf Blower Expert
Product Expert
Larry,
Our policy clearly outlines the fact that we cannot take back used equipment that has been filled with gasoline due to federal shipping regulations. Your best option in this case is to work with a local Troy-Bilt servicing dealer. They will be able to assist in getting your chipper shredder vacuum running. We will gladly assist you in locating a dealer in your area. Please contact us at 800-710-7499 and we can help you.
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