View Full Version : Tip for increasing productivity in leaf season.

10-27-2001, 07:08 PM
Just realized the "cruise control" on 2 of our BP's only runs at about 90%. Dismanteled "cruise control", which I'm sure most guys use, & hope to see a huge increase in leaf blowing production.

10-27-2001, 07:48 PM
Offer free lunch by noon if job is done!!!! Then when job gets done in half time tell them in the afternoon that next job is done by quitting time you will buy lunch tommorrow works every time for me!!!

10-27-2001, 09:50 PM
Carry a spare air cleaner for the backpack blower.

10-28-2001, 12:47 AM
Keep 2 air cleaners for the mowers. Change them at lunch time. So much dust with leaves, you can then clean the prefilters at night and have them ready to go again in the morning. I got this advice from the exmark factory rep.

10-28-2001, 11:18 AM
Get a Chopper for reducing the leaves to dust, add a Trac-Vac on a second mower for one pass clean-up.

Nuff said.

mdb landscaping
10-28-2001, 04:43 PM
another tip: check the air intake on the back pack often. every once in a while leaves will get lodged in between the back pack motor and shoulder harness.

10-28-2001, 08:46 PM
If you know you're going to move some by air, i.e. push blower, only cut them once to shuffle them up to the top, twice at the most. Don't make piles of dust with the mower, then move it with the blower. Once you have piles of dust, and they are a considerable size, you might as well tarp it (or vacuum it if that's what you're doing) Otherwise, it just moves too slow.;)

10-30-2001, 08:27 AM
when the pile starts to get big ,just take a couple random
plow thru runs,rather than try to keep moving the pile over.
with doubles on this speeds the job up. sometimes cuts time in half. works for me and takes full advantage of your mulching

10-30-2001, 01:33 PM
Get a Peco Vac for your ZTR. If you don't have a ZTR, get one.

click here for Peco (www.lawnvac.com)

Red Max EB7000 back pack blowers. They work like 2 of the other brand X blowers.

Then Giant Vac 3001 leaf loader to truck.

Very little maual moving of leaves


10-30-2001, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by LAWNGODFATHER

Very little maual moving of leaves


You mean there is work dealing with leaves? :p

I thought once you got rid of a w/b with side bagger you had it made. I really do like leaf season now. The ultra vac makes life easy. If I had to go back to the old way I would find a job during the winter bagging only groceries.

10-30-2001, 01:46 PM
Peco vac is a 12 cubic foot dump from the seat hopper.


11-01-2001, 07:39 PM
Doubles on the 21's
Toro Proline 21"-Toro Gator on top,LB Gator on bottom=mini-leaf duster.