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Old 03-03-2000, 08:17 AM
docshank docshank is offline
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Has anybody used the Billy Goat lawn vacuums for picking up hickory nuts and acorns? I have a few lawns that are literally covered with nuts in the winter, and the customers always want them removed during spring cleanup. I've used a backpack blower to windrow them, and then put them in a wheelbarrow to haul them away. I was just wandering if the lawn vacuums would do a better and quicker job.<p>----------<br>Doc Shank<br>
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Old 03-03-2000, 11:37 AM
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The Billy Goat is a waste of time for nuts, acorns, gumballs etc. When you come up with a system let me know.
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Old 03-03-2000, 11:41 AM
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Make a large bed under the tree, flowers, bushes,etc.
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Old 03-03-2000, 07:52 PM
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the billy goat will pick up anything on a flat surface. mine picks up fir branches,cigarette packs,leaves,dirt,newspaper,soda cups,and other debris....it is king of hard surface now get out on the turf and you can't get the nozzle down as close but it will still stripe a lawn in late fall without stressing the grass...
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Old 03-03-2000, 08:22 PM
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I use a Shindawa power broom for acorns,best tool that I have found for that job so far. Work them into a pile and shovel them up.
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Old 03-03-2000, 11:19 PM
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Check this out. http://www.cifarelli.it/eng05.html<br>The first time i saw it i thought it was cool. I was going to get one and use it to do general clean up work but it seems that its not practical for what i had in mind. Anyways this might be the ticket for you.
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Old 03-04-2000, 04:48 AM
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LOL They have a blower with a 5hp 77cc engine. Thats a beast.
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Old 03-04-2000, 08:46 AM
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A easyvac bagger will vacumm up any thing on any surface. Problem is that you will have to tape up the hoses and eventually replace them. Because hard object hit them like a bullet on the way to the cart. And at 20$ a foot for the black hose....
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