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ALC-GregH
08-06-2008, 12:37 PM
I've read alot of threads and posts on LS but I haven't seen anything pertaining to hand held pick up tools. It's a pain having to get off the mower to pick a piece of trash or worse, a few empty beer bottles.

I bought a cheap one at a Carter tool sale for 5 bucks and mounted it with Velcro to the mower. I used a strip about 6in long and found a good location to mount it.
What do you use if anything to pick up trash in the lawns.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/americanlawncare/Dscn2762.jpg?t=1218040763
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/americanlawncare/Dscn2763.jpg?t=1218040918

Runner
08-06-2008, 12:42 PM
the pick up tool from Home Depot. The brand that is the anodized green color. It rests right between the right tank and the seat. Lay it upside down, and the grabber part rests level on the outside edge of the footrest cover plate. Always out of the way...and always easy to grab.

LwnmwrMan22
08-06-2008, 02:52 PM
the pick up tool from Home Depot. The brand that is the anodized green color. It rests right between the right tank and the seat. Lay it upside down, and the grabber part rests level on the outside edge of the footrest cover plate. Always out of the way...and always easy to grab.

I'm right there with Runner, the green ones from Home Depot.

The grabber part for me sits perfectly across my boot, so it stays in one place.

KrayzKajun
08-06-2008, 03:02 PM
i just bought one 2 day!!

Dean of Green
08-06-2008, 03:32 PM
Great product to have.

Dean of Green
08-06-2008, 03:34 PM
I'm right there with Runner, the green ones from Home Depot.

The grabber part for me sits perfectly across my boot, so it stays in one place.

I got a couple from there too. We have many pine trees around here. It is nice to be able to pick up the bigger pines coneswhile still on the mower.

DuallyVette
08-06-2008, 08:23 PM
I use grabbers from ETTOREproducts.com. Janitorial supply company.

whoopassonthebluegrass
08-06-2008, 08:59 PM
I mulch the trash. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

ed2hess
08-06-2008, 09:40 PM
That is too big ...pay the $30 and get the one from Thomas with the little suction cups that allow picking up smashed cans and other stuff without stopping.

Scagguy
08-06-2008, 09:46 PM
That is too big ...pay the $30 and get the one from Thomas with the little suction cups that allow picking up smashed cans and other stuff without stopping.

Harbor Freight has the ones with the suction cups and they fold in half.....cost $12

Herrick
08-06-2008, 10:12 PM
I've bought 2 now from Wal-Mart... one of those "as-seen-on-tv" deals... first one lasted a year... second one about 3 weeks... I need to look around for something a little sturdier.

As for mounting, I bolted a 10" piece of 3" PVC to an existing hole on the side of the frame next to one of the casters on the discharge side of the mower. Out of the way for the most part, but I can grab it quick, pick up the trash, and have it back quick.

BUMBLE BEE
08-06-2008, 10:43 PM
i use a walkbehind so i have a wallmart bag or somthing hooked to the chain that the velky hanges from when not in use

LouisianaLawnboy
04-23-2009, 11:45 AM
Harbor Freight has the ones with the suction cups and they fold in half.....cost $12

JUNK!!!!! I've broken about 3 of those.

Look for a DOT Grabber. My dealer had mines, they cost alot at the first but are well worth the money. Also you can get a LONG one so you do not even have to come out of your seat. I think mines was 30.00.

I believe I got the 48" or 56" one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/EASY-REACH-DOT-GRABBER-32-INCH-NEW-ez-reacher-grip_W0QQitemZ300159471441QQihZ020QQcategoryZ22655QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

DuallyVette
04-23-2009, 07:53 PM
I use grabbers from ETTOREproducts.com. Janitorial supply company.

After you buy one of these...you'll NEVER buy anything else.

DLCS
04-23-2009, 08:50 PM
I use grabbers from ETTOREproducts.com. Janitorial supply company.


Our local farm and Fleet store used to sell those for $15.00, I HAD two of them.:rolleyes: My helper ran over one and broke the jaws and someone stole the other. Of course they donm't carry them anymore.

DLCS
04-23-2009, 08:51 PM
That is too big ...pay the $30 and get the one from Thomas with the little suction cups that allow picking up smashed cans and other stuff without stopping.


Lowes sells them for under $20.

DLCS
04-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Harbor Freight has the ones with the suction cups and they fold in half.....cost $12


Junk, those are the same ones Menards used to sell, suction cups would fall of or the rivet would come out and the thing would fly apart.

ALC-GregH
04-23-2009, 09:01 PM
I found these to be pretty nice. http://rubbish.pick-up-tool.com/

ALC-GregH
04-23-2009, 09:51 PM
I have the 40in. Grappler. Plus it's made in the USA. :usflag: :clapping:

4.3mudder
04-23-2009, 10:00 PM
I need to get one already, I had to cross wire the seat connector so I could get off without having to shut the pto off and set the brake on the Z, trash gets annoying to pick up.

ALC-GregH
04-23-2009, 10:10 PM
I need to get one already, I had to cross wire the seat connector so I could get off without having to shut the pto off and set the brake on the Z, trash gets annoying to pick up.

and you ragged on a Scag. I can hit the e-brake AND hop off the seat with the clutch engaged however, I'm lazy when it comes to jumping off and on the mower so I bought a Grappler. :D You need to taste the Koolaid. :laugh:

JHLC
04-23-2009, 10:33 PM
I picked this one up at Tractor Supply. It has lasted a lot longer than the ones I bought at Wal-Mart that folded in half. I built the mount for it so its out of the way but is still easy to get to.
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r180/jhlc_2006/grabber2.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r180/jhlc_2006/grabber1.jpg

4.3mudder
04-23-2009, 10:37 PM
and you ragged on a Scag. I can hit the e-brake AND hop off the seat with the clutch engaged however, I'm lazy when it comes to jumping off and on the mower so I bought a Grappler. :D You need to taste the Koolaid. :laugh:

Hey now, out of all the mower names, SCAG can rhyme with so much for example RAG, :laugh:. Hey, exmark looks out after there people using their equipment, remember safety first :hammerhead::hammerhead:.

topsites
04-23-2009, 10:41 PM
I use this 5-finger thing at the end of my arm.

Jason Rose
04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
I have one of the green ones as well. Before that I had one of the DOT ones like the ebay link. It was kinda fragile, but I liked the cups on the end for picking up balls, especially golf balls! The green handled one I have now is much heavier duty and has a stronger grip, but picking up balls with it takes a steady hand... Still don't know what I'd do without it! Z mowers are just too high to lean over and pick something up, and getting off to pick up trash is a time killer. If there's a bunch of trash I'll grab the pickup tool and a bucket and walk the area first. I'm TALL and bending over all the time sucks. There's a reason that people use these tools, it's efficient.

4.3mudder
04-23-2009, 10:56 PM
I like to shoot out round things like baseballs and gold balls, and oh sometimes tennis balls. but when there is nothing around that I can hit. I like to see stuff fly. lol

nosparkplugs
04-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Walker mower/employee's

LouisianaLawnboy
04-24-2009, 12:13 AM
I use this 5-finger thing at the end of my arm.

4 fingers 1 thumb:D Come on topsites your slipping:laugh::laugh:

Mowing Freak
04-24-2009, 12:17 AM
Took me a while to find the web site but I have used these in the past and they are very good and sturdy. Their called litter gitter http://civicenterprises.com/ is the link to their website. Am going to get more as soon as I can.

Jason Rose
04-24-2009, 08:32 AM
I also use mine to pick up dead birds and squrrils, at least move them out of the way of the mower. One day I came upon what appeared to be an adult diaper. I'll tell you what, my grabber tool wasn't even long enough to keep me away from that biohazzard.

ALC-GregH
04-24-2009, 08:43 AM
I also use mine to pick up dead birds and squrrils, at least move them out of the way of the mower. One day I came upon what appeared to be an adult diaper. I'll tell you what, my grabber tool wasn't even long enough to keep me away from that biohazzard.

LOL but hommow thinks you should use your hands. :D

Weedas_Lawn_Care
04-24-2009, 02:56 PM
i love mine and wouldnt trade it for the world and like i heard on here mine has the little suction cups on the end and they are great