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This is really cool! Has anyone seen one?

 

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Cub Cadet  C 100 that was modified by the Florida State Mosquito Commission

back in the 1960s. I suspect that few people have ever seen a Cub Cadet with

that kind of implement! I got the image from the Fall/Winter '06 edition of "Wing Beats"

- the official publication of the Florida Mosquito Control Association. The device is 

described as an "aspirator" with no other information. I am guessing that it is designed

to suck mosquitoes up from the grass and put them in a collection bin/bag for identification. 

 

From the Garden Tractor Forum, posted by 'C C Geno'

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Seems kinda kooky looking...   :scratchead:

like something the Grinch would use to steal Christmas presents. 

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Seems kinda kooky looking...   :scratchead:

like something the Grinch would use to steal Christmas presents. 

 

its on a cc so it could well be that craig

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I found this:

https://archive.org/stream/cbarchive_115683_vehiclemountedaspirators1967/MN_V27_N3_P407-411_djvu.txt

 

"The smaller model was mounted on a 10 h.p. single cylinder garden tractor (Fig. 2). The intake was 28" wide 24" deep and 21" high and was hinged across the front. No runner was required as  the elevation of the leading edge was controlled by a cable between a driver operated lever and the top of the intake. The catching unit is mounted vertically directly above the intake and the air then turns horizontally through a length of 10" flexible rubber hose to the blower. All sections were permanently joined. A special trailer fitted with ramps was used to transport the aspirator to the sampling areas. "(SEPTEMBER, 1967 Mosquito News Fig. 2. — Garden tractor aspirator.)

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or the much more rare "perpetual motion" magnetic powered model 100M.

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I wonder if it would work for the land mines the dog leaves hidden in the yard.

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Now that could also work to keep the grass clippings out of the Onan powered Wheelhorses. Just need another Onan to power the vac. And another vac to keep the clippings out of the 2nd motor. And then.........................

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