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Old 05-06-2007, 03:28 AM
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They're called gumballs, the br600 backpack cleans them up with a relative ease.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:02 PM
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Thanks for all the info. Had no idea they were from sweet gum trees.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:58 AM
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When I saw this post I was thinking "this is going to be a good laugh here" I have never heard a term down here like this so can't say I know what they are. Only itchy balls I dealt with was after getting in some poison ivy Sorry, could not resist! Good luck in finding a solution!
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:04 AM
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Its so weird that everyone around here knows exactly what Im talking about but other people have no idea. It must be a Staten Island thing...Ive always referred to them as "itchy-Balls."
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:08 AM
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They're called gumballs, the br600 backpack cleans them up with a relative ease.

We call them gumballs here also.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:32 PM
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We call them gumballs here also.
here too

I run over them a couple of times with my lazer with the bagger on it. It does ok but they will jamm in your pulleys and throw the belt off some times.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:33 PM
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We call it Jock Itch here.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:33 PM
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After a week of 90+ temps we call it having the dog balls.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:41 PM
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If you really want to make some money. Become a custom applicator and then sell your customer's tree injections using a product called 'Snipper' that prevents the gum balls from forming. Some judge years ago had a hankering to go around and plants Sweet Gums everywhere. People get fed up with raking them. People around here pay decent money for that injection.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:46 PM
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If you really want to make some money. Become a custom applicator and then sell your customer's tree injections using a product called 'Snipper' that prevents the gum balls from forming. Some judge years ago had a hankering to go around and plants Sweet Gums everywhere. People get fed up with raking them. People around here pay decent money for that injection.
Interesting...how long is the process? Multiple injections or seasonal?
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