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robertsturf
11-29-2007, 06:57 PM
Ok where does the leaf fairy come from? I swear we start doing the clean-ups and the leaves multiply.LOL! Seriously this has been a great year for us. Buying the leaf trailer has turned out to be a good investment. With the advertising we have done we have been getting 2-3 jobs per day and are scheduled through next week, not including our existing mowing customers.!! Leaves are like brown snow, better than aerating. Here are some before during and after pictures from one lawn today. :cool2::cool2:

dcondon
11-29-2007, 07:01 PM
Got to love leaves!!!! Great Job:waving:

Tyler7692
11-29-2007, 07:03 PM
Lookin good. I like the trailer.... if you get a chance, post a couple pics of it. Thanks.

corey4671
11-29-2007, 07:06 PM
Gotta love that trailer setup! That thing is awesome! Good job too btw!

robertsturf
11-29-2007, 07:11 PM
When I first bought the trailer I listed it under "My new leaf toy" in this forum. I have made a few improvements to it and plan more for next year. It is really nice not having to take 2 trailers everywhere.

blm86
11-29-2007, 07:12 PM
thats quite a large pile you had there. you got it looking good and that sure is a nice setup you have.

deere615
11-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Looks good. That is a big pile! Nice setup with the trailer.

mattfromNY
11-29-2007, 09:32 PM
Dry leaves! What I would do to see DRY leaves right about now! All week we've been playing with soaking wet, matted down leaves, plugging the truck loader, dragging HEAVY tarps... Man, we'd be getting so much more done if the damn weather would just cooperate!!!! Today was our first dry day in about a week, and we had 20-30 mile per hour winds!!:realmad:

robertsturf
11-29-2007, 10:02 PM
Those leaves were mostly wet, we just blow the heck out of them and try to let them set in the pile as long as we can to dry out. Took 7, 10x24 tarp loads out of that back yard alone.

lawnworker
11-30-2007, 05:29 PM
Robertsturf, What kind of prices are you getting out of people. Just a ballpark figure. My area looks a lot like yours with leaf drop amounts.

robertsturf
11-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Our prices start at $150.00. Most of the people we are doing now are 1 timers that have not had any leaf work done. We charge 50.00 per man hr. Our regular customers don't require that heavy of leaf clean-up because they are on an every other week basis to the end of the year?

TREEGUARD
11-30-2007, 08:18 PM
how big is the box on the trailer & how big is the trailer

robertsturf
11-30-2007, 08:25 PM
The box on the trailer is 8x8x7, and the trailer is 18' long.

mark_the_psycho
12-01-2007, 01:54 PM
I'll have to post a pic of the pile of leaves from the entire season from this house I work at in Delaware. They're in tiny pieces, I mow once with side discharge, then I suck them up with the Ultra Vac (double blades both times). The pile is currently about 3 times as big as my truck.http://a345.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/34/l_875e935cf4aa05e3d0417231e02e0e68.jpg

lawnworker
12-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Looks like a great set up. Leaves are never easy that's for sure

deere615
12-01-2007, 09:43 PM
I'll have to post a pic of the pile of leaves from the entire season from this house I work at in Delaware. They're in tiny pieces, I mow once with side discharge, then I suck them up with the Ultra Vac (double blades both times). The pile is currently about 3 times as big as my truck.http://a345.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/34/l_875e935cf4aa05e3d0417231e02e0e68.jpg

nice truck, Thats alot of wood.