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cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:07 AM
We do curbside leaf pick up in 2 towns. It takes us 1 hour to load it.
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cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:08 AM
pick up side
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5103/pic6586nx3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:08 AM
pick up head.
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/3571/pic6577ii8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:09 AM
the back
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cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:10 AM
Tailgate
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8315/pic6606nd1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:13 AM
3 more days of work left and the fan goes for a $hit.
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cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:14 AM
This is a chunk of the blade that broke off.
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cuttinjoe
11-11-2006, 04:21 AM
We replaced both of the big barrings last week. As you can see the one closest to the fan housing tore apart.
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LLandscaping
11-11-2006, 12:18 PM
Nice leaf vac, is it pto driven? Where do you dump the leaves?

jcb287
11-11-2006, 03:56 PM
I wonder if you could get the guys from the makers of the Cyclone Rake to fab up an impeller for that..............:laugh:

lawncare18
11-11-2006, 04:59 PM
how did you get hooked up with doing that.. how many days a week does that keep you busy.. NIce vac !!! Any other pictures of equipment you could post would be great!!!

cuttinjoe
11-12-2006, 06:50 AM
Nice leaf vac, is it pto driven? Where do you dump the leaves?

Yes its PTO driven. Before I started working with my boss he used to run a different sucker, it had a gas engine running it and no pick up head. The year I started he got this one going. The nice thing about the PTO is it takes allota leaves to bung it up. The Kubota M110 blew a hydro line a few days in to it so we rented a Fendt. The Fendt had 30+ more horse power and a top road speed of 35.

In my home town we dump the leaves in a spot where the township uses it for topsoil after it composts. In the other town we do we dump them at a compost factory.

I wonder if you could get the guys from the makers of the Cyclone Rake to fab up an impeller for that..............

We might have to use a smaller tractor.:laugh:



how did you get hooked up with doing that.. how many days a week does that keep you busy..

I'm not sure exactly how my boss got hooked up with the leaves, I think the town workers were dong it but it was taking too long. We work for 3 or 4 weeks everyday.

cuttinjoe
11-12-2006, 07:00 AM
The first 3 years I did this I had to shovel the piles to the curb. This was very back breaking work as some piles were a sidewalk and boulevard away from the curb. This year I suggested using the Kubota L5030 and static broom to move them. It worked very well as I was able to windrow a lot of piles. With a nice windrow all I have to do is walk beside the sucker and try to keep the big sticks, pumpkins and other crap out of the way. Plus its heated and dry.

http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/8973/pic6610sq2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

scaglawnsnj
11-12-2006, 02:43 PM
pick up side
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5103/pic6586nx3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


that's gangster.

DBL
11-12-2006, 02:47 PM
that things sweet do you have to have someone walking to rake the leaves into the vac area or does it get them all