View Full Version : pine cone pickup

08-18-2005, 08:17 PM
What is the best way to get pine cones from white pines out of the lawn. About 2 acres worth.

08-18-2005, 08:54 PM
I have a half acre property I maintain with very little turf due to all the pine trees. The people told me all they cared about was getting the pinestraw and pine cones picked up twice a month. I get $150 a month. I first mow the little bit of weeds and fescue they have and then get the blower out and blow straw and cones into as big a piles as I can. Then we rake it up and bag it and stick it out by the street. Usually takes an hour maybe a little longer. In your situation I would try and chew em up ith the mower then try to blow and rake em if it needs it. But I would charge for all your extra time cause 2 acres is a lot of pine cones.

08-18-2005, 09:10 PM
Grasshopper with there grass collection system. Best unit I have seen for pine straw. If its really thick pine straw in the grass a jrco rake works real good.

08-18-2005, 10:02 PM
I have 8 pines in my own yard. Oodles of needles and lots of cones
fall at this time of the year due to stress from not much rain.

I use a 42" lawn sweeper and it does a real good job of picking up


08-18-2005, 10:15 PM
spring tine dethatcher on front of my walker

08-20-2005, 07:16 PM
What about one of those units with the rubber fingers? Toro "Olathe" or something like that?

08-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Unless you feel like spending $10,000 for one of those self contained pick up rigs.