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MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:47 PM
This is quite possibly the coolest piece of equipment that I have seen in operation.
People dump the bagged, mulched, raked, blown etc leaves to the curb. The city sends around a little tractor with a big push/pull broom on it to get everything into the street.
The city has this little leaf bailer that drives along at about 5 to 10 mph and bails (with twine) the leaves. It is a great time and labor saving machine. The bails are spit out the back and the front end loader with the forks picks a couple of them up and into a dump truck.
The street cleaner follows up. No one is walking. They are very fast.
I don't know the specs on it but it sure is cool to watch. I took some MPEG video. If you want to see it and have cable I'll send you a copy.

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:49 PM
the approach

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:50 PM
eating

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:52 PM
bailed

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:53 PM
taken away

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 07:54 PM
brushed up

vipermanz
11-13-2002, 08:03 PM
that is awesome!!, send me the vid theviper1985@cs.com

that has to be so much easier for the city!!

Lawn-Scapes
11-13-2002, 08:09 PM
It doesn't look like a cheap operation... What do they do with the bales?

MOW ED
11-13-2002, 08:12 PM
Bales go into a big dump truck and are carted off to the citys compost site. Its a free site but it has limited hours so it isn't too useful to me.
I mulch and vacuum. (Politically correct answer) anyway so all the junk goes to the curb.

greensummer
11-13-2002, 08:15 PM
I'm interested as well, greensummer@sympatico.ca;)

Jimbo
11-13-2002, 08:18 PM
Would it be safe to say that many people in that area dont pay for fall clean-ups??? I know I would be racking the leaves to the curb myself, and setting up some lawn chairs to watch the action.

mdb landscaping
11-13-2002, 08:35 PM
wow that is quite different. Most surrounding municipalities here just use huge tarco leaf loaders. that is an intriguing idea. If you have the time, id like to see the mpeg as well.

GLS
11-13-2002, 08:50 PM
Cool...I'd like to see the movie also:
0ryan0@mchsi.com

Thanks

jkelton
11-13-2002, 10:03 PM
Very innovative. I you don't mind, shoot me the mpeg of that.

tscape@bellsouth.net

Thanks

dlandscaping
11-13-2002, 10:35 PM
my city uses large large cat front end loaders with a sort of claw on the front loaded into large mack dump trucks. Then pelican sweepers go up and down the streets. It is a quick process and they cant use stuff like pictured above since trees, bushes and other yard waste are all dumped at the curb.

cantoo
11-13-2002, 10:41 PM
A lot of farmers around here use that type of baler for hay and straw. A Town near here uses a round baler for leaves, same idea but smaller unit.

MacLawnCo
11-13-2002, 10:44 PM
I just watched the video, I must say that it is pretty sweet. I may have to forward the videos to the university ground manager here at the university. As it is, they have one groundsmaster with a front mounted blower. They blow the leaves in an area into a pile and then later, either a 1 ton dump and leaf loader comes along and gets them or a Kawisaki mule towing a 5*10 homemade leaftrailer and leafloader come get the leaves.

TLS
11-14-2002, 12:12 AM
Official "Land of Cow Chit and Beer Pharts"!

J/K I have a hat that says that!

Cool Idea!

mklawnman
11-14-2002, 12:57 AM
Hey Dont dis the Great State of Wisconsin :D :p Its cool PACKERS RULE:angel:
Well ive seen that type of equipment on farms down this way in
southeastern part, but man alive talk about big equipment for leaves and brush. :cool: Looks like they hired some farmer to bring that Case tractor in and the bailer lol, but it looks like its the town workers doing the work for the most part.
What a operation though :)
Matt

Strongmd
11-14-2002, 05:09 AM
FOREVERGREEN@ATTBI.COM
THANKS

Gravely_Man
11-14-2002, 02:08 PM
That is far too cool! Thank you for sharing the info on this.


Gravely_Man

bommaritro
11-14-2002, 02:13 PM
I wish they did this where I live. About all we get is a loader truck and a couple of dumps going around as scrapping the road. I have several appartments sround me so I put mine on the median between the curb and the sidewalk. Every year they come by and tear it up so bad I ususally have to dump 1-2 yards of dirt and reseed. It is such a pain but it beats bagging them or paying to dump them. I will have to see if I can get some pics of the crappy job they did this week.

Ron

lawn and stump
11-14-2002, 07:32 PM
I have used a jd baler about 20 yrs ago to bale leaves it didn't feed in by itself. I would pull up to the pile and fork them in. If the leaves were dry-damp it would make a 50 lb bale if they were wet it would be 100 lbs+. I used some bales for silt fence.
that was when I couldn't afford a leaf vaccuum.

greensummer
11-14-2002, 08:35 PM
Mow Ed, Please re-send it, tks.;) greensummer@sympatico.ca

stslawncare
11-14-2002, 11:35 PM
nicw tractor :-) nice idea to

Atlantic Lawn
11-15-2002, 06:07 AM
Just gotta' keep the cat inside ! Here kitty kitty..

MOW ED
11-19-2002, 06:32 AM
Found out that the machine is owned by a local farmer who adapted it for leaf pickup. He is taking as many bales as he can to his farm and the city is taking the rest to the compost site. The farmer owns the tractor also and he is the only one that runs the unit. It has P.O'ed the street department workers because it has dramatically cut their overtime.
I can understand it in a way but I remember talking to some of the guys who said that leaf clean with the hose and vac was a PITA because of alot of foot work and rake work. There even was a time when the city had prison trustees working on the crews because the job sucks(pun intended).

I saw the farmers helper with a 24' 5th wheel with about 20 bales on it heading to the farm. The chev duramax wasn't even workin.

MOW ED
11-05-2005, 06:11 AM
They are still at it up here with the bailer. Its starting to catch on. I should be marketing this around the country.
I am not sure where my MPEG video is because I took this in 02 but if you really want to see it I will try and find it.

ALarsh
11-05-2005, 08:47 AM
Send the video to me and I can host it for everybody to see.

Looks cool but doesn't really seem cost effective... Our city runs around with a vac sucking them up into one of the dumps. Seems a little more practical.

DBL
11-05-2005, 09:19 AM
thats the greatest idea ive ever seen since im an old farm boy from wisconsin myself i love it but we should little square them and shoot them back on the property owners yard

ALarsh
11-05-2005, 12:59 PM
Send the video to me and I can host it for everybody to see.

Looks cool but doesn't really seem cost effective... Our city runs around with a vac sucking them up into one of the dumps. Seems a little more practical.

My e-mail is supra852@wi.rr.com or contact@cclawnservice.com . Sorry

liquidforcedude7
11-05-2005, 01:29 PM
Thats awesome can you send me the video? bigair4me@comcast.net
hey alarsh thats not supra like the boat supra in your email is it?

geogunn
11-05-2005, 01:44 PM
Found out that the machine is owned by a local farmer who adapted it for leaf pickup.

ED--that was my question...was it basically a hay bailer. my farmer cousins bale hay that way.

municipal worker are the worst to complain about too much work and not enough work...usually in the same sentence.

GEO :D

jt5019
11-05-2005, 01:46 PM
Awesome..Around here everyone blows the leaves to the curb then the city comes by pulling these big leaf vac trailers and sucks them up. they hold a lot but its a slow process.

Lawn Masters
11-05-2005, 02:05 PM
From where I sit, thats a pretty neat tool to use, and its effective too, if you think about it, its less expensive to do this because they're moving quicker and clearing more leaves per hour than a leaf vac could pick up.

stumper1620
11-05-2005, 05:15 PM
somebody send me a copy of that MPEG please.
stumper1624@yahoo.com
thanks

tiedeman
11-05-2005, 05:20 PM
thats pretty cool

Travis Followell
11-05-2005, 06:07 PM
That Hesston baler their using cost around $60,000 new.

liquidforcedude7
11-05-2005, 06:15 PM
We used to put ours out on the street and the county would come and pick them up. We used to have the best times in the piles. When have 10 foot tall forts and stuff it was awesome we'd have tennis ball fights across the street and then as we got older it became a "foam pit" and wed fly off jumps and do flips and land in them its was soo much fun.

DBL
11-07-2005, 07:08 PM
my only question is is on the baler is there a different collection area like for haye it is thin metal rods that spin the hay into the machine but i would think the leaves would fall through

MOW ED
11-03-2009, 09:35 AM
I can't believe that I first posted this in 2002. They are still in the business and can remove huge amounts of leaves very quickly. I always stop and watch the show, I help contribute to it.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
11-03-2009, 10:25 AM
Neat. Thats a common large square baler used in hay operations. Nothing out of the ordinary. Neat to watch though

Scagguy
11-03-2009, 06:20 PM
I would like to see the video as well. scubadivetexas@yahoo.com

lawnangel1
11-03-2009, 06:26 PM
Really great operation, and it would dramatically reduce labor cost. I am surprised more cities don't use this method. 2 of these units working could really cover a lot of ground.

LexingtonKYcutter
11-03-2009, 08:25 PM
From a guy that grew up bailing hay, THAT IS AWESOME!

Under_Pressure
11-09-2009, 09:53 AM
I can't believe that I first posted this in 2002. They are still in the business and can remove huge amounts of leaves very quickly. I always stop and watch the show, I help contribute to it.

What city was this in?

R & R Yard Designs
11-09-2009, 03:23 PM
Can you send me the vid. I want to see if we can do some thing like this. russdoszak@yahoo.com
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MOW ED
11-09-2009, 04:53 PM
What city was this in?


De Pere and Allouez uses this method. They are going great guns now.

Hoy landscaping
11-09-2009, 08:50 PM
its weird i was just thinking about doing that today! but my bailer deosnt work

HicksGroundMgt
11-11-2009, 10:47 PM
hicksgroundmanagement@hotmail.com

sooo gotta see this thing in action

Hoy landscaping
11-12-2009, 12:05 PM
hoylandcaping@gmail.com

MOW ED
11-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Here is a Video of the operation.

STIHL GUY
11-07-2010, 07:36 PM
this is really sweet. my town doesnt do curbside pickup which is good for me but other towns around us do and they have huge loaders but it takes a whle

MOW ED
11-12-2011, 09:46 AM
Lets bump this guy back up. For all you that don't have curbside pickup this will make you want it. Better yet all you that have large piles of leaves would really have no effort in making a block out of them.

I love watching this happen every year.

Glenn Lawn Care
11-12-2011, 12:56 PM
Thats a beast!

2stroked
11-12-2011, 09:02 PM
found a video of one of youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iLjeJ1oG3U

09daxman
11-12-2011, 09:20 PM
Now that is just down right awesome. Thanks for sharing the info/bumping it up.

White Gardens
11-13-2011, 01:06 AM
Now this is what I think is awesome for the smaller operation or LCO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMK3O00Fyo0


Just a BCS tiller with the baler attachment. Would work great for larger leaf cleanups and you could just roll the bales to the truck and haul them away.

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newz7151
11-13-2011, 02:23 AM
Now this is what I think is awesome for the smaller operation or LCO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMK3O00Fyo0


Just a BCS tiller with the baler attachment. Would work great for larger leaf cleanups and you could just roll the bales to the truck and haul them away.

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You're probably looking at over 8K for something like that.. the BCS tractor unit isn't cheap.

White Gardens
11-13-2011, 12:31 PM
You're probably looking at over 8K for something like that.. the BCS tractor unit isn't cheap.

Oh, of course, but think of it this way, you might invest about 8k for a leaf loader setup also if you've got larger properties to maintain. So it's a give/take situation.

Other problem with the baler is that it's baled leafs and you'll have to figure out how to dispose of them properly. If you have a collection sight locally that has a small tub grinder, then you could process them that way I guess.

I like the notion of a small baler for the ease of pick-up and loading.

If you also wanted to cut out the BCS, you could go this direction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=rq-HlBiszdY

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MOW ED
10-04-2012, 07:35 AM
Its almost leaf season here so I have to resurrect my good old balein post. I still like following these guys around watching this process. Have a great fall.

Kkane97
10-06-2012, 11:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iLjeJ1oG3U&feature=relmfu