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grandview (2006)
06-05-2006, 10:33 PM
Grass clippings from 3 lawns.

Lynch Landscaping
06-05-2006, 10:35 PM
How tall was the grass, 2 feet? lol

2 clowns mowing
06-05-2006, 10:39 PM
i have a f-450 with dump bed i fill it up every day with grass from my walker with high dump!!!

Splicer
06-05-2006, 10:42 PM
Where do you dump it and why are you collecting it instead of mulching???

mcwlandscaping
06-05-2006, 10:46 PM
nice setup, what size and make trailer is that?

grandview (2006)
06-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Since Apr. the lawn care co. around here have done 3 appl. of fert. the lawns I cut are every 6 days and if you don't pick it up the lawns look like crap thats why I catch the clippings.
A guy I know has some land to dump it on so it's not a big deal.
The trailer is only a 10 ft.
02 f250
36&48 lesco

RedWingsDet
06-05-2006, 11:33 PM
You Need to add some sideboards my friend.

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=50107&d=1139881712

grandview (2006)
06-05-2006, 11:39 PM
There's only about 2-3 weeks left until it calms downs then it will take 4-5 days to fill it but not that high.

MysticLandscape
06-05-2006, 11:42 PM
You dont leave the grass in there that long do you?

grandview (2006)
06-05-2006, 11:49 PM
That's about 4 hrs worth of work. I'll do 2 truck loads a day right now.

RedWolf
06-06-2006, 12:05 AM
Man that looks like my truck at the end of the day LOL.

kc2006
06-06-2006, 12:23 AM
No dump insert!?! Wow your a tough man!

How longs it take for you to unload that? You sure thats a 10ft trailer? I have a 10ft trailer and couldn't fit 2 walks on it with extra room like that.

Dstosh
06-06-2006, 12:27 AM
Gotta Love ChemLawn

All_Clear
06-06-2006, 01:08 AM
Hay!!!! ok well grass... do you use a pitch fork to remove that much grass?

Looks like you've been working extra hard.


All Clear

grandview (2006)
06-06-2006, 08:31 AM
Until last week I had a load handler but the bracket broke I had it for 10 years just don't have the time to get a new one. It takes about 15 min. to unload by hand.

Eclipse
06-06-2006, 10:44 PM
Until last week I had a load handler but the bracket broke I had it for 10 years just don't have the time to get a new one. It takes about 15 min. to unload by hand.

Do load handlers really work well for a heaping truckload of grass?

grandview (2006)
06-06-2006, 11:56 PM
The one I had was for my ranger I used to own. So when I roll it up now it will leave some in the bed , but I would just rake out the leftovers. Right now I miss it.

MysticLandscape
06-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Put some nice sides on there like Redwing said...

zim bob the landscaper
06-07-2006, 06:37 PM
nice mowers and truck looks like u need a extended bed.

grandview (2006)
06-08-2006, 12:34 AM
I like the short bed I think it's better for plowing. Also I've filled it higher than that I had the grass sitting even with the top of the cab and the helper springs didn't even touch.

Idealtim
06-08-2006, 08:30 PM
I wonder how much a cubic yard of grass weighs? I love your setup, how many yards do you do total?

grandview (2006)
06-08-2006, 11:10 PM
I do about 35 lawns in 4 days and keep Fri. open for rain or landscaping jobs.

2 clowns mowing
06-12-2006, 08:19 AM
i dump at a farm and in the fall we spread it over the fields. some customers want to keep the grass

ProStreetCamaro
06-12-2006, 10:20 PM
More power to you guys that bag. We wont bag no matter what and if somebody requests that we bag we tell them its going to be $20 a cut extra for a 6K-10K size lawns and anything bigger than that we wont bag at all. We do 70 lawns (2 guys) and are normally done by thursday around lunch time. Our lawns are thick heavily fert northern cool season grass but it has to be extreamly deep before our mowers leave any debris and we side discharge exclusively.

mulcahy mowing
06-12-2006, 10:36 PM
what blades are you running on your mowers?

ProStreetCamaro
06-12-2006, 10:59 PM
what blades are you running on your mowers?


High lifts on everything we own. Gravely Z34, cub commercial tank, Lazer Z hp, scag wb.

Eclipse
06-12-2006, 11:12 PM
More power to you guys that bag.

I used to feel this way too. This season was the first time I collected any clippings. Now, on smaller tighter properties I can't imagine not collecting them.

ProStreetCamaro
06-12-2006, 11:45 PM
I used to feel this way too. This season was the first time I collected any clippings. Now, on smaller tighter properties I can't imagine not collecting them.

We have been doing it well over 20 years and have bagged a couple here and there over the years. Im not going to sit in a 45 minute line at the dump every day and pay to dump grass clippings and also get nails in my tires from all the roofing trucks dropping nails all over the place. No way, no how NEVER.

Eclipse
06-12-2006, 11:58 PM
Im not going to sit in a 45 minute line at the dump every day and pay to dump grass clippings and also get nails in my tires from all the roofing trucks dropping nails all over the place. No way, no how NEVER.

I agree, if it were that much of a hassle I do not think I would ever deal with collecting/dumping grass either. For me I do not have to dump every day as we only collect a couple and don't have too big of a deal dumping. As I said collecting some properties is certinly a wise choice for me.

ProStreetCamaro
06-13-2006, 12:48 AM
I agree, if it were that much of a hassle I do not think I would ever deal with collecting/dumping grass either. For me I do not have to dump every day as we only collect a couple and don't have too big of a deal dumping. As I said collecting some properties is certinly a wise choice for me.


Absolutely understand what your saying. Its nice to bag every once in a while depending on conditions. It is a pain for us to bag and the people dont understand why we have to charge more to do so. I wonder sometimes if people have enough brain capacity to think for themselfs.

John Gamba
09-15-2006, 09:20 AM
Absolutely understand what your saying. Its nice to bag every once in a while depending on conditions. It is a pain for us to bag and the people dont understand why we have to charge more to do so. I wonder sometimes if people have enough brain capacity to think for themselfs.


Pro

Is the 44" deck on the Z44 the 5.4" deep deck or is it not as deep??

John

Ron's Lawncare
09-15-2006, 09:57 AM
in my area if you don't bag, you don't have any accts. but most properties are less than a 1/2 acre with only about 1/4 acre of grass. i can due 3 properties before dumping my walker.