Wheeled Vacuum Series from ECHO Bear Cat

Wheeled Vaccum Series Echo Bear Cat WV190S

Why rake and then bag leaves and grass when you can do both at the same time? Echo Bear Cat’s WV Series wheeled vacuums do just that, letting you pick up lawn debris with the ease of a walk-behind mower. Whether you’re a homeowner, a professional landscaper, or work on municipal property, these vacuums can help you get control over leaves and grass clippings.

All the Features You Want, No Matter Which Model You Choose

All four models of Echo Bear Cat wheeled vacuums use the same basic components, giving buyers a choice in power and movement without having to sacrifice useful features.

No matter what engine is powering the vacuum, it drives a 5 blade radial fan, providing more CFM per horsepower for class-leading performance. This fan loads debris into a quick dump bag with a six-bushel capacity for fewer, faster stops. This bag mounts to an adjustable handlebar with cushioned grips, keeping the operator comfortable for reduced fatigue.

Debris is picked up by a nozzle that can be set to one of 5 height settings ranging from .25 to 4.5 inches, letting it skim across even the roughest terrain. This nozzle is protected by an easy-to-replace wear plate that takes the brunt of abrasions when sweeping over turf. Whether you choose a push unit or a self-propelled model, moving the vacuum is easy thanks to a set of 12 x 2.5-inch rubber tires mounted on ball bearing hubs.

Like all of Bear Cat’s products, the WV Series is built to be used by everyone from homeowners to commercial and even rental owners. They come with guarantees that matches their use: three months for rental duty, one year for commercial and three years for residential.

The Models

Echo offers four versions of their wheeled vacuums, giving you a choice between two engines and push or self-propelled movement.

The WV160 and WV160S are equipped with a 160cc Honda GCV engine. The WV160S uses a three-speed self-propelled drive, keeping the vacuum at a steady speed over hills. Depending on the gear, the vacuum will travel at speeds between one and three MPH.

The WV190 and WV190S are equipped with a 190cc Briggs & Stratton Professional Series engine. Like the WV160S, the WV190S adds a self-propelled drive.


Need to pick up leaves and debris in tight places? Install a caster kit to replace the fixed stock wheels for easier turning, or add the vacuum hose kit. This four-foot hose attaches to the front of the nozzle, letting you pick up leaves and debris in the smallest spots around buildings and landscape features.

Where to buy Echo Bear Cat Wheeled Vacuum Parts and accessories

The best place to get Echo Bear Cat equipment would be from a shop that has their Signature Elite certification, making them among the brand’s top dealers with the factory training and parts stock to fix your wheeled vacuum. They should also be a certified dealer for Honda small engine equipment and Briggs & Stratton so they can take care of your model’s engine, too. Fortunately, there’s a shop that has all those qualifications, Shank’s Lawn Equipment.

Shank’s isn’t just an e-tailer, they’re a real brick and mortar store that sells and services outdoor power equipment. The same experienced parts people that help locals can help you find the right OEM parts and accessories for your Echo Bear Cat. Just visit their website, www.shankslawn.com. Live in South Central Pennsylvania? Stop by their shop, located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, just off route 11. To get there from I-81, take Exit 10 to Marion.

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