Shop vacs are super versatile. But they’re bulky, so that may be a downfall for you. If you have room to store it (and are simply looking for only a hay vac), I totally recommend this. It has a detachable blower! Hello! Shop vacs are also easy to unclog, which it a plus. And for $82 bucks, ya can’t really go wrong.
This bagless guy comes with six extra tools, including the articulating hard floor tool, for removing fine dust and dirt from hard to reach places. Clocking in at $599 (on sale on dyson.com for $499), it’s a pretty penny, but well worth it. My Dyson is going on 5 years and works as well now as the day I bought her. Yes, her. Her name is Sue. Dyson also provides a 30 day money back guarantee, so if it’s not for you, send back (free shipping on returns).
These guys are pretty darn nice. They’re rechargeable, total bonus. And they’re pretty reasonable, with a $60 price tag. However, you’ll probably have to replace them more often than you would your shop vac or Dyson. But at the price, who cares? And! The difference between regular carpet sweepers and the Shark is that the roller spits out hay into a tray: no tubes, pipes or bags. Once the tray is full, you just empty it. The tray is the length of the sweeper itself, so it’s great for picking up long piece of hay.
This is a really great option if you’re looking for a good deal! It’s bagless, has a cleanable filter, and the cup is big enough to vacuum without emptying (as long as your house isn’t 10,000 square feet :)). Reviews say it rarely clogs, and you really don’t have to do much pre-vacuum hay pickup (BONUS!!!). Suction is fantastic and this is a versatile vacuum, so you can use on other things, not just hay (a bonus of a non-shop-vac vac).