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Old 10-14-2011, 05:12 PM
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Custom Leaf Plow

I just finished my custom leaf plow. I designed it myself, laser cut all the parts, brake formed the few parts that needed formed and had it all welded at my place of employment. The mower mount and lifting mechanism is all made from 304 SS. The plow is all made from aluminum. I weighed it afterwords without the mount and lifting mechanism, it weight was 78 lbs.
I believe this will help me out quite a bit here in the next 5 weeks or so.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:30 PM
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that looks awesome!
great job!
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:53 PM
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I agree. Looks a lot more sturdy than the JRCO units.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:12 PM
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Are those leaves photoshoped? Especially pic 2?
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:30 PM
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You gots some mad fab skills bud! great job!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:39 PM
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Are those leaves photoshoped? Especially pic 2?
Mike
Yes in picture 2 they are. I covered up my neighbors garage.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:05 PM
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OK nice plow. is that SS or Aluminum? I already use my exmark w/ just the deck to plow leaves...that think would shove some serious leaves!
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:29 PM
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Have you tried mulching leaves with the ztr ? do you like bagging them better and why ? sorry its a little off topic. Nice plow !
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:08 AM
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Have you tried mulching leaves with the ztr ? do you like bagging them better and why ? sorry its a little off topic. Nice plow !
All of my customers have city pickup so I always bag and empty at curb. I do have some customers with a wooded area to push and dump to but most leaves go to cub. The plow will help me from having to empty so often.
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2010 Liberty Trailer 12' dual w/breaks
2010 Toro Z500 60"
ECHO SRM-225 trimmer
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ECHO PB-255 hand held blower
2010 BOSS Sport Duty snow plow
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:05 AM
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My employee used to do lawn care in NJ. He said some places further north actually collect the leaves at the curb like you are saying. We either have to bag or mulch all the leaves now. In town the city will pick up the bags like the normal trash. Last one we did was 65 bags
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