If you should decide in the future that you would like the ability to chip branches up to 2 inches in diameter, simply purchase our easy to install upgrade kit and your unit will be transformed into a CBV-2465B.
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The BV-2465B 6.5hp gas leaf vacuum blower is a great addition to your yard cleanup arsenal.
You can clear a 24 inch wide path with this gas leaf vacuum blower as it vacuums up leaves and lawn debris. The snout of the BV-2465B can be adjust from 1” up to 6” of ground clearance, allowing it to provide optimal use on smooth hard surfaces and rough terrain. This feature makes it great for cleaning sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.
Special Y-flail blades reduce the debris and blow it into the 4 bushel leaf collection bag. If you prefer, you can direct the mulch back onto the lawn instead. The collection bag features a hooded vent which directs dust down and away from the operator. This expertly designed collection bag is easy to empty and can conveniently be emptied while the bag is still attached to the machine, making it perfect for spreading shredded material over your garden.
The 6.5hp gas leaf vacuum blower can be converted on the fly from vacuum mode into a powerful leaf blower. Our 2-in-1 yard cleanup machine is powered by a 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton 675 series engine, keeping this lawn vacuum quiet, powerful, and easy to start.
This Patriot chipper is backed by a 2-year warranty for homeowners and 180 days for commercial users. If you are not satisfied with our product it can be returned for a full refund within 90 days of purchase. We provide these warranties because we pride ourselves on selling the highest quality chippers as well as providing exceptional customer service.
This machine is true leaf relief with its superior vacuuming and blowing capabilities. You can end the fall leaf cleanup nightmare with the Patriot all-in-one cleanup tool, keeping your property clear of all debris.
Check out the Patriot lawn vacuum blower demonstration video for an example of the power and versatility built in to every lawn care equipment product we manufacture. Please note that the BV-2465B does not come with a chipper cone or chipping knives as standard.
|Lawn Vacuum Model||Vacuum|
|Product Number: BV-2465B||Suction width: 24 Inches|
|Country of Manufacture: Made in USA||Collection Bag: 4-bushel with dust flap|
||Tire Type: Never Flat
|Fuel Tank Size: .75 Gallon
||Tire Size: 8 Inch
|Overall Physical Dimensions
|Total Weight: 78 Lbs.|
|Size: 33L x 26W x 30H|
Our model BV-2465B is a versatile 2-in-1 machine 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. As an added bonus, the unit converts to a powerful blower with the simple flip of a lever. The BV-2465B is also popular for parking lot maintenance since it can pick up light weight debris such as cigarette butts and wrappers without the need to constantly bend over.
Patriot's lawn vacuum has a 24" wide front inlet which allows you to suck up a large volume of material in a single pass. The snout can be set down low, with about 1" of ground clearance, for use on smooth hard surfaces. It can also be raised up high, with about 6" of ground clearance, for rougher terrain or when the leaves are really deep. Five height adjustments allow you to find the setting that works best for you.
See the leaf vacuum demonstration video for an example of how this powerful machine easily handles yard debris.
Now that your yard waste has safely entered our BV-2465B leaf vacuum blower it meets a formidable opponent, the rotor. Weighing in at just over 14 pounds and measuring roughly 12" in diameter, this is where things happen!
In this photo you see the bottom of the rotor. The first thing you'll notice is the two flail blades (painted blue here for ease of identification). The flail blades are stamped from thin steel sheet and then hardened. They are designed to shred leaves as they pass through the machine. The flail blades provide a volume reduction of about 4:1 for leaves.
The second thing you'll notice in the photo are the eight steel fan blades of the rotor. These blades create the high air flow responsible for both the unit's inlet suction and blower discharge velocity.
The BV-2465B has a powerful 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton 675 Series engine. The 675 Series is Briggs & Stratton's most popular line of engine and features a performance muffler for quieter operation, a large diameter rewind starter that requires less pull force during starting, and a one-start carburetor for consistent one-pull starts.
The most common option for users is to operate the BV-2465B in the "bagging" mode and accumulate the processed yard waste in the unit's large 4 bushel collection bag until it is ready to be dumped. The bag features a dust flap to direct the discharge air away from the operator. The back of the bag unzips for easy emptying. You can empty the bag while it is attached to the machine by unzipping the bag and pulling/pushing the contents out. This can be convenient if you are planning to spread the material out over your garden or around plantings. Another option is to disconnect the bag using our convenient quick release clamp located on the deck of the unit. Then the bag can be easily removed and emptied into a compost pile, wheelbarrow, trailer, yard waste bags, etc.
Patriot's BV-2465B has the added bonus of a powerful built-in blower that discharges air at approximately 140 mph. It provides the obvious benefits of clearing off a patio, driveway, or parking lot. Less obvious is how it can drastically reduce the time and effort required to vacuum up the leaves in your yard. Here's how it works:
Most yards are not buried in a thick layer of leaves when we decide it's time to clean up. Take the lawn vacuum to the center of your work area and switch it into the "blowing" mode. Make one pass across the work area. You will have sucked up, shredded, and discharged the 2 foot wide path below the unit. However, in the "blowing" mode you will have also cleared a 3 to 4 foot path to the left of the machine. Therefore, in one pass you have cleared a 5 to 6 foot path and not pushed around the weight of any leaves. Now turn around and do the same thing. In two passes, you've cleared a 10 to 12 foot wide path and only pushed the weight of the vacuum itself. Continue this process until you get a nice thick layer of leaves on the yard. When the leaves are 4 to 6 inches deep, switch the unit to the "bagging" mode and begin sucking up the leaves. While the bag fills more quickly, you are minimizing the distance you are pushing the weight of the shredded leaves. With a little creativity, you can do a lot of yard work with a minimal amount of effort.
Patriot's gas leaf vacuum blower is versatile yet is similar in size to the average push mower. With the handle collapsed, the Patriot BV is small enough to fit into common vehicles such as mini vans and SUVs.
Weighing only 78 pounds the Patriot chipper shredder is one of the lightest units available. This makes the unit much easier to maneuver around the yard or load into a vehicle for transport.
Sure we're a little biased about how great this unit is, but don't just take our word for it.
Our products are designed with the average homeowner in mind. The BV-2465B ships via UPS Freight in one box strapped to one pallet. There are only a few screws and nuts to install to finish assembling your unit. Assembly is very simple and typically takes 15 to 30 minutes. Detailed instructions are provided.
Patriot's goal is to provide top-notch products and back them up with a generous warranty and superior customer service. The BV-2465B comes with a 2-year warranty for residential use. If you purchase a product factory direct from Patriot Products, Inc. you may return it for a full refund within 90 days if you are not completely satisfied.
Because our products are designed with the average homeowner in mind, you can typically handle the routine maintenance of the machine without the need to take it somewhere for service.
If you need assistance servicing the machine or in the unlikely event that you need a warranty repair, the best thing to do is contact us first. While we have dealers and service centers that are familiar with our products, we can work with you to find a reputable outdoor power equipment center close to you that can service your product.
Whatever your situation, help is just a phone call away.
Don't despair, call us at 1-800-798-2447 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want you to have all of the facts so that you purchase the product that is right for you.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR CBV-2465B AND BV-2465B MODELS ARE IDENTICAL EXCEPT THAT THE BV-2465B, AS SHIPPED, DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO CHIP BRANCHES. HOWEVER, THIS CAPABILITY CAN BE ADDED WITH OUR EASY TO INSTALL UPGRADE KIT. THEREFORE, WE HAVE INCLUDED CBV-2465B REVIEWS BELOW FOR YOUR REVIEW.
Does exactly what I was expecting. Can be hard to start, but not much more than your average mower. Chipper works great. I used it about 5 times this past fall on our backyard that gets covered in leaves. I would recommend over raking any day.
By Bret, McLean, VA
If your job needs more than a backpack leaf blower but not quite a lawn tractor with leaf bagging, this vac/blower/chipper is a good solution. The vacuum is robust and works as advertised, but simple conversion back and forth between blower and vacuum mode is where time is saved. The blower is strong enough to quickly move leaves to a density that warrants passes in vacuum mode. The impeller and blades mulch leaves (particular dry leaves) sufficiently to significantly increase functional bag capacity. I figure that compost time will also be decreased, but time will tell. The chipper is an added bonus, though the least used of the three functions by a good margin.
I strongly considered other chipper vacs (troy built, craftsman, cub cadet) which have a tube vacuum attachment but lack the blower function. The tube is certainly missed from the Patriot and would be nice for more detailed vacuum work. As I mentioned above, though, the blower greatly increases my efficiency for the greater lawn, and I would regret not having that function.
The Billy Goat products are top of the line, but their lawn vacs similarly lack a blower function. Also, there are no blades to assist the impellers with mulching. Also, Billy Goats will set you back a few more dollars.
- Blower function - not an option on competitors
- Easy to start
- Quick transition between vacuum and blower modes
- Powerful vacuum
- Bag can be detached/reattached quickly (once you get the hang of it)
- Saves significant time clearing lawns compared to standard backpack and handheld blowers
- Speedy customer service (the company president answers emails!)
- Bag mount must be aligned perfectly flush to depress the safety mechanism and allow it to start. This can lead to some head scratching during the first few uses until you learn to seat the bag appropriately.
- The bag needs straps or handles for carrying. It has a large capacity and gets heavy when packing it full.
- Smaller wheels compared to Billy Goat (which cost more, don't mulch as well, lack a blower)
By Chester, Charlottesville, VA
This Patriot leaf vacuum is very light and easy to push or pull. The blower is very powerful moving leaves at lest 10 feet per pass making my wooded 1/3 acre a fast clean up . I have used this vacuum for two fall seasons and I'm satisfied. The leaf bag could be made to be easier to empty.
I admit i was a little nervous making this purchase sight unseen. My old (12 years old) chippervac died last year and I have been researching like crazy. Due to the many helpful reviews and answers from the Amazon community i pulled the trigger.
The chippervac was delivered within the 3 hour window and the delivery person was very helpful.
You will need to buy some 30 weight oil as this shipps dry. I repeat make sure you put oil in before you start it up. It even emplasizes this in the manual. This isn't a negative, just making people aware.
I was very surprised how powerful this is. even at low throttle, it was sucking up twigs, acorn, and small twigs.
The bag is very large and is also very easy to empty, even into those horrible paper lawn bags. All of the dust created by the chipper is diverted down and to the left side of the operator, great news for those like me that start sneezing at the drop of a hat.
There are only three "negatives" I can possibly say about this chipervac. 1: hooking up the bag to the unit is a little tricky. 2: it doesn't come with a hose or hose attachment point. 3: you need to pull straight back towards the handle to start it. if you pull off to the side the whole unit flips over. (maybe i pull too hard?) All in all those are both so minor that I couldn't take a star away. It will be interesting to see if this lasts as long as my last one. I am very satisfied with the purchase and would buy another Patriot Products product.
Oh, I have about .14 acres and two VERY large oak trees.
I bought this machine three years ago and it is one of the best purchases I have made on Amazon. This yard vacuum is the perfect solution for my Fall yard needs. It does an outstanding job vacuuming up leaves and shredding small branches. It came totally assembled and was ready to go. I have had zero mechanical issues with this product since I purchased it. This product has saved me many hours of work and I actually enjoy working on my Fall leaf chores with this machine. I enthusiastically endorse this product
By Tom, Woodbridge, VA
I found this to be a very well constructed piece of equipment. I am totally satisfied with its operation. It is a real work saver if you have a lot of debris or leaves. The engine runs fine and it is easy to crank.
By Olan, Hewitt, TX
Very nice product and used for 2 seasons. We have many trees and lots of leaves in the fall. Works great picking up the leaves and reducing the volume by at least 50% . Cut our leaf cleanup time by more than 70%. Only problem we had was Through research on the internet, discovered there was a problem with the spark plugs on the B &S engine. Replaced it with a Champion RJ19LM and have not had a problem since. Would have paid extra for the self propelled option.
I got this leaf product 2012 fall and it been great so far.
This product is better than my Sears Craftman leaf blower.
This product pick up so great , did not had to work as hard
By Big BA, MD
Bought this item thinking that it would make life easier and be quicker to clean up my half acre yard with 40+ trees. The Patriot website claimed that this machine would easily handle these chores on properties up to one acre. In heavy leaves you push the machine maybe 40 or 50 feet and the bag is only about half full, but so heavy that it will tip the unit backwards toward the operator. It is then really hard to push much farther. I have no place to dump the debris, so it has to be bagged in plastic lawn bags and hauled to the landfill. The cloth bag is very clumsy and a nightmare to empty into the plastic bags. Using my riding mower with collection system and going over the yard multiple times is much, much easier! The frosting on the cake is that after making this purchase, I found out that this is an Amazon non-returnable item. If purchased direct from the Patriot website (same price as Amazon) I found out that they offer a 90 day no questions asked return policy. Bottom line is, I now own a $900 paper weight. I'm super upset and disappointed!!!
The Good Points: This is the only leaf vac that has ever been able to handle our heavy oak leaves. It vacuumes them up with ease in one pass, even pulling them up from long grass. The engine starts easily, even when cold. Small branches mixed with the leaves don't phase it.
Things that could be better. Its heavy and and a bit hard to push, but still a lot better than hours of raking. The bag is somewhat akward to empty and heavy when full. The chipper chute has to be removed to clean or replace the air filter.
Quality Control Problems. Ours arrived with both a broken kill switch and a broken on/off switch, rendering the engine inoperable. However, a call to the service center was answered by a very helpful service rep. He walked us through the trouble shooting process. We were able to get the engine started by disconnecting the bad switches. Replacement switches are said to have been shipped.
All things considered, its a good piece of equipment. We've been using it almost daily on our heavily wooded lot with good results and no problems. I would purchase it again.
By Mary, Toledo, OH
It worked as I had hoped it would. We cut a large ficus tree in half and it turn the branches and leaves into mulch; a beautiful job, and the Patriot vacuum/chipper/blower worked unceasingly all day.
|Part #804001245||1/2" Axle for Lawn Vac Wheels|
|Part #602022045||Spare Left Clamp Spring for Leaf Blower|
|Part #602022055||Spare Baffle Clamp Spring Right|
|Part #610021935||Baffle Discharge Clamp Handle|
|Part #601051855||Support Bracket for Wood Chipper Wheels|
|Part #888000026||Cable Tie for Wood Chipper Bag|
|Part #767051995||1" Black Cap for Leaf Vac Replacement Part|
|Part #767052005||2" Black Cap Assembly Part|
|Part #725051765||H/Adjacent Black Cap for Leaf Vac|
|Part #503001145A||Cone Casting Part for Wood Chipper|
|Part #749020005||1/4-20 X 1 1/2 Cap Screw for Lawn Vac|
|Part #750020005||5/16-18 X 2 Curved Head Screw for Leaf Vac|
|Part #800071525||Warning Sign Decal for 24" Leaf Vac Cone|
|Part #800071565||Left Decal Sign Relaying Potential Danger for Wood Chippers|
|Part #800071585||Right Decal Sign Relaying Potential Danger for Wood Chippers|
|Part #800071605||Blow Bag Arc Sticker Decal for Leaf Blower Vac/Wood Chipper Bag|
|Part #800071635||Caution Decal Sign for Wood Chipper|
|Part #800071645||Danger Decal Sticker for Wood Chipper Cones/Lawn Vacs|
|Part #800071625||Danger Stay Clear Warning Sign for Leaf Vacs/Wood Chippers|
|Part #800071615||Danger Rotating Cutters Decal Sign for Wood Chipper Blades|
|Part #800071535||Patriot Products Logo Decal for Lawn Equipment|
|Part #800071095T||Throttle Control Decal Sticker with Bunny for Wood Chipper|
|Part #503001075B||Engine Mount Assembly Part for Leaf Blower|
|Part #888000029||5/16-18 x 1 FHSCS Screw for Leaf Vac|
|Part #768800000||5/16-24 x 1 FHSCS Screw for Leaf Vac|
|Part #706850005||5/16-24 x 5/8 Flat Head Socket Cap Screw for Lawn Vacuums|
|Part #708052065||4.5" Black Handle Bar Grip for Leaf Vacuum|
|Part #810051285||Handle Bar Grip for Steering Leaf Blower Vacuums|
|Part #641051255||Lower Ergonomic Handle Bar for Steering Leaf Blower|
|Part #641051276||Upper Ergonomic Handle Bar for Steering Leaf Blower|
|Part #920000005D-B||Hardware Bag Assembly CBV|
|Part #753520005||3/8-16 x 3/4 HHCS for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #748500005||3/8-24 x 3 1/2 HHCS for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #756520005||1/2 x 1 1/2 HHSB for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #744520005||1/4 x 1 1/4 HHTFS Type B Screw for Leaf Vac|
|Part #735050005||Black Hub Cap for Leaf Blower Vac Wheels|
|Part #746520005||1/4-20 x 5/8 HWHTCS Screw for Leaf Vac|
|Part #747520005||5/16-18 x 1 1/2 HWHTCS Screw for Assembling Leaf Vac|
|Part #766520005||5/16 x 5/8 Type B HWHTFS Bolt for Leaf Blower Vac Handle|
|Part #757020005||1/4-20 x 2 5/16 J-Bolt|
|Part #705350005||5-Star Knob for Lower Handle|
|Part #800071716A||Manual with CBV 2455H and CBV 2460 Parts|
|Part #752320005||3/8-24 NILN for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #888000074||Parts Kit for Replacing Baffle Discharge Port on Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #990021235L||Parts Kit for 5 part H/Adj Left CBV|
|Part #990021235R||Parts Kit for 5 part H/Adj Right CBV|
|Part #888000059||Replacement Collection Bag CBV with Parts Kit|
|Part #325001165B||CBV Rotor Replacement with Parts Kid for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #888000060||CBV Black Snout with Parts Kid for Leaf Vacuum|
|Part #990001215||Chipper Knife for Leaf Blower Vac with Parts Kit|
|Part #888000073||Parts Kit for Attaching Upper Handle Bar on Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #990051305||Parts Kit for Installing Pin Plunger Switch on Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #990040005FR||Parts Kit for Installing 8" Wheel on Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #704900005||1/2" Push Nut for Leaf Vac Wheel|
|Part #710920005||1/4" Push Nut for Leaf Vacuum Wheel|
|Part #703120005||3/16 x 5/8 Rivet Flange Head for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #538031105A||Blue Snout Assembly Component for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #538081105A||Green Snout Assembly Component for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #624021925||Switch and Clamp Bracket Installation for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #800071295||Throttle Control for Leaf Blower Vac|
|Part #800052035||Vac Adaptor Replacement Part CBV|
|Part #601050625||Vac Handle Installment for Leaf Vac|
|Part #722050005||Vac Hose for Leaf Blower Vacuum|
|Part #503051115||Black Vac Tray for Leaf Vacuum|
|Part #507400005A||Yellow Wing T-Knob for Leaf Vac Handle Grip|
|Part #888000067||Wire Harness B Part for Leaf Vacuum|
|Part #888000050||1/4" Tap Wire for Leaf Vacuum|
|Part #832011045D||Leaf Vacuum Xenoy Deck Assembly Parts|