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Patriot (2") 5.5-HP Chipper Blower Vacuum w/ Honda Engine

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Model: CBV-2455H
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3-In-1 Machine With Commercial GX 5.5 HP Honda Engine
Great versatility: vacuums & shreds leaves, blows & chips

12:1 Reduction Of Debris
High productivity with fewer stops to empty the bag
8 cutting edges reduce leafy debris before it enters the housing

24" Vacuum/Shredder
Quickly clears a 2 foot path- great on parking lots & yards
Debris is collected in large, 4-bushel bag with dust flap

On-Demand 2" Chipper Port
2 angled knives on a 14 lb. rotor devour branches up to 2" thick
Available at all times; no conversion needed

140 MPH Blower
Convert to a leaf blower on the fly with a flip of the lever

Xenoy Deck­®
High-impact, light weight resins form the double-walled tower

5 Height Adjustments
1" to 6" ground clearance adjust to any terrain & leaf coverage

Ergonomic Controls
Fingertip throttle control & angled grips for less arm strain

Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
5.5 HP
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Feed Chute
Wood Diameter
2 Inches
Feed Type
Replaceable Blades
Discharge Chute
Discharge Chute Material
Rear Bagger
Made in USA
97 Pounds
Product Length
33 Inches
Product Width
26 Inches
Product Height
30 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
180 Days
  3 Questions
Q: Will this machine pick up acorn's and small nuts?
by Jim Ross from Pennsylvania on March 17, 2016

A: Jim,
As long as the acorns and small nuts are not embedded in the lawn, you will be able to use the chipper vacuum units. However, if you want to ensure you are clearing your lawn of all acorns and small nuts, I would recommend looking at the acorn/small nut Bag-A-Nut gathers.
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: Is this machine self propelled and will it pick up small leaves such as off a honey locust tree?
by Ken from Utah on October 28, 2013

A: Ken,

This lawn vacuum by Patriot is not self propelled, but that 5hp engine should be able to scoop up those leaves with no problem.
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: How does the Patriot get set to mulch and leave the clippings on the ground (i.e., don't need bagging)?

Can the side blower be turned off (i.e., not blowing away leaves I want to mulch)?

How well can it handle wet leaves?

by Joseph Greer from Ohio on October 16, 2013

A: Joseph (Great name!),

The Patriot CBV-2455H, unfortunately, does not have the ability to mulch and leave behind debris like a mower would. There is no way to prevent the debris from exiting the rear chute by way of a plug kit or anything.

The blower function can be activated or deactivated via a lever located on the machine itself. Depending on how the lever is set, the machine will either vacuum or blow.

It does a decent job in damp conditions, but like most all vacuums, the impeller does a much better job of reducing material that is relatively dry. Moist leaves have a greater tendency to be more pliable and harder to chop up.
by Dale, Product Expert

Patriot Products CBV-2455H Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Reliable (3)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Easy To Use (2)
High Quality (2)
Features (2)
Unreliable (2)
Durability (2)
Difficult To Use (2)
Expensive (2)
Heavy (2)
64% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Leaf Blower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3146 Helpful Votes
Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

The Patriot CBV-2455H chipper shredder vacuum is powered by Honda’s easy starting, quiet running, GX series commercial engine. This model is ideally suited for the property owner (up to 1 acre) whose primary intent is to remove leaves from their lawn and shred them to reduce their volume, yet it still has the ability and power to chip up those smaller branches (up to 2" diameter).

As an added bonus, the Patriot CBV2455H converts to a powerful blower with the simple flip of a lever.
Dale Recommends This Model
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Line M.
Columbus, OH
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Built For Women
On the plus side it is a lot faster to do my yard, but it is next to impossible for me to start. Does not shred the leaves as small as expected.
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Pros: Features
Cons: Difficult To Use, Bad Instructions
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Chester L.
Bel Air, MD
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/2/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy
This product is very hard to start. Is hard to push when bag is half full. When the bag begins to fill it lifts the front of the vacuum up causing you to hold the rear of the machine up while you are pushing. Too much work. Its just as easy to rake by hand.
NOT worth the money.
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use, Expensive
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Kevin R.
Sandy, UT
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exceeded Expectations
The Patriot is a leaf eating monster. It cut my leaf cleanup time at least in half. I opted for the Honda engine upgrade which is highly recommended and worth the extra money.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Kevin Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Problems After A Couple Of Years
We have used this machine for a 5 ac property. we have gone through 4 bags in 2 full seasons as the zippers fail (YKK plastic teeth). The Patriot folks replaced the first two bags then started charging as they assumed we were doing something wrong. The zippers fail from repeated use, plain and simple.

This year the arms that attach the bag and handle assembly to the mower body both broke cleanly through after the first use. The arms are held in place by two carriage type bolts on either side... more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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Roy S.
Rochester, MN
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Really Like This Machine After I Tweaked A Few Things.
I read all the reviews before buying a used 3 year old Patriot. I will mention all the Cons I know of and offer suggestions. I am not a mechanic.

1) Engine hard to start:
Three things here- First, make sure you have the choke adjusted correctly. I called Patriot and they emailed me the Honda engine manual. I found that my choke was not set properly. Second, its very important to only use non ethanol (non-oxigenated) fuel. It will last longer in the tank between uses. Third, its not a... more
Roy Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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Greg R.
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!
Just built a house on a treed lot last year. I was overwhelmed with leaves and small branches. Last fall, I spent hours and hours on yard work.

Everyday was spent on trying to keep up. I did some research on leaf vacs and Patriot kept coming up as a good and quality choice. I spent some time looking and researching when a Patriot leaf vac came up on sale on Craigslist.

It was an older model. Spent $400. This was a great buy. Yard work is no longer an issue. Keeping up very easily... more
Greg Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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Michael L.
Palos Park, IL
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 8/5/15
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Make Sure The Bag Is Properly Attached
I received the machine, assembled it, but was unable to get the engine to fire. I called the company who promptly called me back with some suggestions on getting it started. (Make sure the oil is full, make sure the choke is on, etc) After checking those things with no success I began to look a little closer at the machine.

I removed the collection bag and noticed a thin wire connected to a switch which is depressed when the bag is connected. As I replaced the bag I heard an audible click... more
Michael Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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Gary P.
Lexington, KY
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine That You Will Get Years Of Use From
I have had one of these for years (15+) and it consistently has made the job of leaf removal simple and efficient. It even helped significantly with clean up after an ice storm. I used it for many hours grinding limb after limb. You do need gloves for this due to vibration. I have had a few minor problems such as a wheel adjustment that became too loose.

The company sent me a new one for free. Yeah it's hard to start, but that is due to the compression that is need to do the heavy work... more
Pros: Reliable, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Hard To Start
Gary Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Engine Is Good But Boddy Very Bad Dont Buy
I use this unit before I use I reinforce the handle
the plastic body crack all over Please don't spend your money on this. the only good thing is the engine
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Hi Michel: How old is your unit? Where did the unit Crack? What were you processing when the unit cracked. Have you ever reached out to us in Regards to a problem with your chipper. It has a two year warranty. Can you send me pictures of the area that failed?
Keith Van De Laarschot
Patriot Products Inc.
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Robert K.
Hazlet, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/9/13
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Product Well Made
Leaf blower and the yard vacuum cuts down on rake time a great machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This Patriot Products Product
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