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Mr Priceless
08-10-2007, 11:18 PM
so what did I do?:)

I prepared for fall cleanups this year. I recently got finished building a homemade bagging system, and I thought I would share some pics.

Altogether the project totaled about $115 w/o my 5-6 hours of labor, and maybe and additional $100 for the blower I purchased with the Dixon at an auction in April.

Here it is, enjoy!

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Mr Priceless
08-10-2007, 11:22 PM
some more:

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08-10-2007, 11:24 PM
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08-10-2007, 11:26 PM
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08-10-2007, 11:28 PM
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08-10-2007, 11:39 PM
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Mr Priceless
08-10-2007, 11:41 PM
any questions or comments?

Kid With A Mower
08-11-2007, 01:22 AM
Hey Mr. Priceless. That's an interesting collection system you got there. Very creative. How do you get around, and how many costumers? Do you bag/collect all the time? How do you manage you business while going to school, I also start in a few weeks (freshman high school). Good luck, and thanks for sharing.

Mr Priceless
08-11-2007, 01:33 AM
at the moment, i get around via the mower. I have a truck, but no highway trailer to haul equipment in and the truck sits very high, making it a PITA to load stuff in from level ground. No, i don't bag on a regular basis, as this is a prototype that still needs kinks worked out (the chute to the storage area is duct taped and the tape is already peeling off.)

Petr51488
08-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Wow... I don't think that'll hold up for a week. Part of that looks like one of those dryer vent tubes. Duct tape won't hold either. Good Luck

zim bob the landscaper
08-11-2007, 10:43 PM
looks like it works. but i think u need to find somthing to hold that hose better than duck tape i had somthing like that but not no more ill give u the link with the pics.

THEGOLDPRO
08-11-2007, 10:43 PM
hmmmm i dunno how ling that will last ya, lol
we use this its a toro groundsmaster with a leaf blower on it, and a leaf truck for sucking piles up.
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/toro2.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/toro3.jpg
http://www.msprotege.com/members/THEGOLDPRO/toro.jpg
http://media.putfile.com/leaf-truck
http://media.putfile.com/leaftruck2

RedMax Man
08-11-2007, 10:45 PM
That's one funky lookin' setup but should get the job done hopefully.

zim bob the landscaper
08-11-2007, 10:51 PM
here it is. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=139568

we just use the trac-vac for a leaf loader now on the back of the truck.

zim bob the landscaper
08-11-2007, 10:54 PM
THEGOLDPRO what does your turftiger do? do you have a bagger for it? or a mulch plate?

THEGOLDPRO
08-11-2007, 11:00 PM
no there are alot of raod ways in this complex with grass roight off the road then woods right next to em, so we use that as well and just cut em up and spit em in the woods, its alot faster then having guys walk with backpack blowers, lol

Mr Priceless
08-12-2007, 12:49 AM
Well, petr and GOLDPRO, you both are correct as far as the duct tape being reliable. I put myself on a budget and had less than $5 left for mounting the AIR CONDITIONING duct to the collection system...so i found a $2 roll of duct tape, hehe.

Mr Priceless
08-12-2007, 12:56 AM
improvements on this project of mine will be furthered tommorrow.
I was thinking of mounting a Plumbing Flange to the plywood and then screwing the duct to the flange...should be more reliable than this duct tape currently being used/abused.
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Petr51488
08-12-2007, 09:53 PM
You'll end of waisting more time trying to suck this stuff up then its going to be worth. Wouldn't it be easier to blow it into a pile and get rid of it?