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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 AM
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2 questions.. time to complete for 3-4 passes and time to start looking better once mulched.

fyi, all i would do is cover the discharge chute and add gator blades
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:17 PM
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If she is paying you 500 for that job and you run it over with some gators and even with a mulch kit shes gonna be pist. You have no grass the mower isn't going to suck that crap up unless you cut on 1.5 inches.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:24 PM
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Sub it out to a sucker (in every sense of the word) that has a bagging system for 400 and pocket the hundred.

Go to your Walker dealer and ask to demo a machine for a day.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:27 PM
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If she is paying you 500 for that job and you run it over with some gators and even with a mulch kit shes gonna be pist. You have no grass the mower isn't going to suck that crap up unless you cut on 1.5 inches.
Not to mention all that sand...I would charge 1-K, get 2 more guys and have 2-3 blowers, rake and bag....
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:26 PM
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I would say thanks but no thanks! Looks like a major pain in the a$$! Or rent a leaf sucker.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:28 PM
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I can't find a lead sucker or riding vacuum or anything to rent. Nothing. Guess its not going to happen
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:30 PM
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I can't find a lead sucker or riding vacuum or anything to rent. Nothing. Guess its not going to happen
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I would def take this job, but at the right price, which isn't $500...
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:46 PM
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I'm sure you can do it but you won't have any grass. I don't know how you can do it in St Augustine and have any grass. All that mulched up leaves makes the grass so thin.
We mulch all the time, including live oak. The leaves need to be spread out, we raise the mulching deck 1" above our usual cut and make a slow pass, sometimes two (1/2 inch lower).

Once done mulching we use the blowers to spread out the mulched leaves. Too much concentrated material in the grass invites fungus.

$500 for 3 acres is low.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:45 PM
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We mulch all the time, including live oak. The leaves need to be spread out, we raise the mulching deck 1" above our usual cut and make a slow pass, sometimes two (1/2 inch lower).

Once done mulching we use the blowers to spread out the mulched leaves. Too much concentrated material in the grass invites fungus.

$500 for 3 acres is low.
we use the same approach....I posted photos last year on the subject...

check out fall cleanups w/o trailer

Here is one thjat had pecan leaves...this one was easy...two passes
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:54 PM
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Easymoney, did you use mulch blades and open chute and take or what was tithe process? Looks pretty darn good. But that's a 1/2 acre
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