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Old 10-04-2012, 08:31 AM
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MOW ED MOW ED is offline
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Location: N.E. Wisconsin
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We have city pick up here but there is always the budget pressure to cut services so I am interested in this. However I see the set up that the city uses and I cannot imagine that people would pay a premium for something that their taxes pay for now.
The city uses a very sophisticated system of Holders with rakes to pull everything off the curbs into rows, a farmer is contracted with a hay baler retrofitted to bale leaves, the bales are dropped to the pavement and a front end loader picks them and drops them into full size dump trucks, a street sweeper cleans the stragglers. Very fast, very efficient and very expensive equipment.

Here is my post from many years ago, they still do it this way. I am trying to put a pencil to paper to figure out how to price it for business but I get side tracked thinking how great this process the city uses really is.
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