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Old 06-27-2010, 09:55 PM
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I got some free advice about fall cleanups. The advice was to mow other the leaves one time to cut them up. Them go over them a second time with the a bagger.
This has two benefits.
1) IT beaks down some of the leaves for the yard.
2) IT breaks them down so they take up less space when you haul them away.

Anyone agree, disagree?
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:01 PM
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I got some free advice about fall cleanups. The advice was to mow other the leaves one time to cut them up. Them go over them a second time with the a bagger.
This has two benefits.
1) IT beaks down some of the leaves for the yard.
2) IT breaks them down so they take up less space when you haul them away.

Anyone agree, disagree?


I think its a waste of time...The time spent doubling it I dont think is worth it. This Truck doesnt stop unless I get a minimum 140$ for a cleanup.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:50 PM
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I got some free advice about fall cleanups. The advice was to mow other the leaves one time to cut them up. Them go over them a second time with the a bagger.
This has two benefits.
1) IT beaks down some of the leaves for the yard.
2) IT breaks them down so they take up less space when you haul them away.

Anyone agree, disagree?
I would disagree if you have a lot or Pin-oaks in the lawn. If you grind up too many of the leaves it will mess with the ph level in the lawn. For us it was worth the investment of the leaf loading trailer! I look forward to fall clean-ups now just like brown snow!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:08 PM
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How do you guys tarp the leaves without blowing the tarp all over tha place?...

I pick a wall or corner,,,blow everything into the one spot,,then use a 55 gal tote with handles and wheels to get the loads to the trailer..

I use a oversize dust pans or snow shovels to get em into the tote....seems to work great...
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:25 AM
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How do you guys tarp the leaves without blowing the tarp all over tha place?...
put some stuff on the tarp to weight it down then rake it up. if you can id upgrade to a better leaf rig asap, leaf removal is a nightmare if you dont have the right equipment.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:29 PM
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Ok,,What would you consider necessitys for a propper leaf rig?
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:45 AM
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trailer/dump truck, leaf box, leaf loader, backpack blower, push blower, leaf plow. but stay within your budget. blowing leaves into a pile is the easy part, getting into the trailer is a whole different story. so the bare bone would be trailer with sides, backpack and a loader. just my opinion though!
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:13 AM
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forgive my ignorance, but whats a leaf loader, push blower, and leaf plow?
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 AM
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a leaf loader/debris loader/truck loader is the machine that sucks up leafs and shoots it into the truck or trailer. http://www.giant-vac.com/products/truck_loaders/

push blower.........http://littlewonder.com/lw-blowers.asp

a leaf plow mounts to your mowers so you can move mountains of leafs......http://www.jrcoinc.com/product.asp?id=4

hope this helps!
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:29 PM
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Thanks andy,,

Honestly, ive never seen any of those pieces of equipment out here in New Mexico...( wit the exception of the walk behind leaf blower..Im guessing thats a midwest to eastcoats thing, considering we dont have large lots with HUGE amnts of leaves out here in the desert southwest...

The truck loaders seem like they would be hella expensive, and you would have to have the truck super close to the pile?...That situation would almost never happen in the area I service..

I figure I could get away with two guys using backpacks blowing onto a tarp,,hauling the tarp to the trailer, and repeat.
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