View Full Version : how long to load with a leaf loader

08-29-2004, 12:24 PM
Just Curious to know how long it takes people to load say a 2 cu. yd pile of leaves with there leaf loader. Please tell me how long when they are dry vs wet. Also, if sticks get into the pile how do the machines handle them. let me know what horse power you are using also. Thanks.
I did a search on this and I couldn't really find what I was looking for.

08-30-2004, 09:49 PM
bringing back to the top.

mowin at the lake
08-30-2004, 11:10 PM
If the leaves are dry and not mulched 2-3 minutes
if they are mulched 5 minutes
if they are wet 7-8 minutes

Stripe This
08-30-2004, 11:27 PM
That's about right....2-3 mins if they are dry. We use a 16 hp Vanguard engine (Billy Goat) w/ the larger intake hose, think it's 10 inches, maybe 12.

08-31-2004, 08:20 AM
Yeah, 2-4 minutes depending on the moisture content. Around here, we have mostly Oak and Maples to vac up, and when they are dry and crispy, the Trac Vac makes short work of big piles. We usually go blow all the leaves to the curbs / drives, and then go back the next morning and suck up all the properties in one day. Small sticks aren't usually a problem, if there's one across the intake hose, pull it out of the way or snap it and suck it up.

08-31-2004, 10:05 AM
That sounds about right. Here is a couple pics of some bermuda grass that I scalped and suck up. It took about 20-25 minutes. I would say the estimates that were given above are pretty accurate.

08-31-2004, 10:07 AM
I would say that this equalled about about 10-12 cubic yards. It was vacummed with a 16hp Lesco leaf loader.

08-31-2004, 04:57 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the response. Some good information.