Treat Yourself to One of These. They Really Are "Fab"!
After much thought and research, I bought one of these last autumn, a bit late in the season. I was really pleasantly surprised at the build quality and quality of materials. I thought it would be pretty good, having seen videos of it in action, but had relatively low expectations for our garden - because I bought it so late, the leaves had already started to mulch down, and I thought it would not get most of them. Well blow me down, it worked a treat.
I have a large area, (about 5-6 acres of lawn), and it blasts through it. It is so good at picking up leaves that the hopper, which takes about 3 cubic metres of leaves, fills up a bit too quickly, and whereas I would usually rake an area and have a small fire, I can do the whole lot in a couple of hours and pile it all up.
I tow mine behind a commercial mower, on a simple tow hook, (no need for a PTO), and fine; it does not take much power to tow it. It has a versatile tow mount and can be set up to suit pretty much any ride on mower - all you need is a hook of some sort, and the mount on the AgriFab Sweeper copes fine.
One thing which has really surprised me pleasantly, is that because of the way it works, it leaves agreeable stripes on the grass and picks up the lawn clippings as well as leaves and twigs, etc. My mower leaves the clippings to mulch, so when I collect them with the AgriFab, it leaves a lovely finish, like a manicured lawn or a golf course.
The only thing I would change is the sweeping width - I cut 2.1 m and the AgriFab is the widest towed sweeper I could find, and it really needs to be 50cm or so wider, but for the money and versatility, plus quality of build I absolutely recommend this product, (which I too bought from MowDirect). Hope this helps you.