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kemmer
11-09-2005, 04:43 PM
Pretty Big leaf job, but i forgot to take before pictures. 5 guys working, 2 on push blowers, 2 on backpacks and one on the leaf plow/mowing


went back today and it had leaves on it already payup

kemmer
11-09-2005, 04:44 PM
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kemmer
11-09-2005, 04:44 PM
Huge Leaf Piles...there were 4 more that size

kemmer
11-09-2005, 04:50 PM
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MImowerkid
11-09-2005, 05:25 PM
What did you do with those piles after that? Do you have a leaf loader, or did You load them into a trailer by hand? I have got some big ones , but we just leave the leaves in the street for the city to pick up with loaders.

mkwl
11-09-2005, 05:50 PM
Looks good! This is going to be a very late season. I'd say right now we have about half of the leaves down. Do you have any pics of your equipment? How well does the leaf plow work on a belt drive?

MDLawnman
11-09-2005, 06:07 PM
Great pictures! What do you do with the leaves once they are on the curb?

snap12.5
11-09-2005, 07:01 PM
Snowy - I wouldnt mind seeing some leaf plowing action!

mcwlandscaping
11-09-2005, 07:08 PM
Are u guys talking about that leaf plow from like jrco or something like that, ive always wondered how well it would work? Would love to see it in action. Thanks

Mike

kemmer
11-09-2005, 07:36 PM
We can leave the leaves in the street. The town picks them up. There gonna have fun with these piles.

The leaf plow works pretty good with the belt drive, but you can only push a big pile so far before it gets to big.

Tomorrow i plan on taking some action shots of the crew and equipment

Heres some old pics of plow
We fabricated it out of a crapsman aerator mount for a tractor
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27162&stc=1&d=1097800774

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27165&stc=1&d=1097800843

And the Dethatcher

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27166&stc=1&d=1097800917

mcwlandscaping
11-09-2005, 08:10 PM
Another question, does the plow just push the piles out to one spot or does it like rake them up too?? And would u have to blow behind it afterwards with the leaves it leaves behind? Just can't tell what they are really suppose to do. Thanks again for the pics

Mike

kemmer
11-09-2005, 09:24 PM
It just used to move large amounts of leaves on grass and pavement. Usually we begin to blow the leaves toward the designated area. But if the pile gets to big to move efficiently one guy grabs that and pushes them forward while the others continue to blow. It comes in quite handy on almost all my properties

mcwlandscaping
11-09-2005, 09:28 PM
All right got it, it just fills in for the blower when it becomes inefficient to move a big pile. Thank you! Wouldn't be good for me at least not now with the size of operation i am, something to look into in the future though, thanks again,

mike

Viseras lawn service
11-09-2005, 09:42 PM
No need for a leaf plow...take the Z lower deck all the way and drive thru the piles....moves mountains of leafs....will probably work with a WB also.

BSDeality
11-09-2005, 09:48 PM
if you push enough leaves with the deck you will raise it up and you cannot steer, you're also much more likely to get highsided on something if you're pushing into the woods. Getting stuck in a pile of dry leaves with a hot muffler is a great way to start a brush fire and loose a mower + property damage. it happened here a handful of years ago.

kemmer
11-09-2005, 09:50 PM
Viseras lawn service- true, some people do that, but i perfer the plow because i only have a 36" and it controls the piles better

zmowing
11-09-2005, 09:58 PM
Peco leaf plow work great, but needs to be build heavier duty like a tank. If you hit a tree stump you'll bend it, wheels bend easy to

mkwl
11-09-2005, 09:58 PM
if you push enough leaves with the deck you will raise it up and you cannot steer, you're also much more likely to get highsided on something if you're pushing into the woods. Getting stuck in a pile of dry leaves with a hot muffler is a great way to start a brush fire and loose a mower + property damage. it happened here a handful of years ago.

That's a REALLY good point! You'd think this kind of think would be obvious, but I guess not:rolleyes: :rolleyes:.

befnme
11-09-2005, 10:21 PM
snowyleafscaping :

i like the setup but i got a ? what is the rope on top for ?

proenterprises
11-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Nice setup. Glad to see your making it through the cleanups alright, were still battling them here. Good luck bud.

ThreeWide
11-10-2005, 08:23 AM
You folks who have city services to pickup leaves at the curb are very fortunate.

Most of the places I work are subdivisions where no such service exists. You cannot just move the leaves to another spot of the property, they have to be removed and hauled off.

Viseras lawn service
11-10-2005, 09:49 PM
never had a problem yet. we dont push into the woods, only to the curbs. works very well no problems yet :p

brucec32
11-11-2005, 05:57 PM
Not to sound like a mulching disciple or something, but for that size lawn area it didn't look like so many one couldn't mulch them in place and then make a final pass with a bagger and be done with it.


I think I noticed a Scag mower in the pics. If so, that might explain why they aren't being mulched.

I did one today with leaves coming up over my feet, two passes and it looked about the same as that "after' photo. Certainly another pass with a bagger would have it looking as good or better for less time and effort.