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Old 11-08-2012, 11:55 AM
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Labor rate + disposal fee + extra profit to stick in your pocket.

Don't do it if your not hitting a homerun. If you dump for free still charge them a dumping fee. They need it gone, you need $$$$, and you have other jobs that could be getting done. If you find trash, rocks, or large sticks, toss them back into their yard. Keep your eyes open. It's a leaf vac not a wood chipper.
That's what I was looking for! I picked up a pile the other day, it took me 20 minutes and filled up half the truck. I had to use my Walker to push them a little closer to the truck. I charged the guy $50.00......not bad for 20 minutes and I still had room in the truck for another pile later in the day. He was happy, I was happy....win win
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 PM
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Also a little FYI......I had been using a regular plastic leaf rake to feed the loader and it snapped the other day. Of course it was the only rake I had with me, so instead I grabbed one of my long handled flat shovels and let me tell you!!! Obviously alot stronger than a plastic rake, but it also feeds in the perfect amount of leaves to the loader, I didn't have one clog all day long! Wish I had been using it all along, what a time saver!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:56 PM
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Also a little FYI......I had been using a regular plastic leaf rake to feed the loader and it snapped the other day. Of course it was the only rake I had with me.
I snap 4 or 5 rakes a year loading my leaf loader. Just the nature of the beast. When I set up for cleanups I go in my hand tool shed and grab 4 or 5 or 6 leaf rakes. When one breaks I toss it in the trailer cage and grab another. I keep the broken ones and try to rebuild them. Some break the rake and some break the handle. Anything to save a buck or 2 or 15.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:41 PM
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You gotta try the shovel man!!! I get the bulk of it with the shovel and then rake up the rest......saves so much time!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:36 AM
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looks like the mods raided this thread and removed a few HARMLESS posts made by myself and darryl.

what an unfun place this site is getting to be.
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We just upgraded to a larger tow behind leaf loader behind our dumpster truck. We may try to develop this service in the coming years to add additional billable time to the loader and truck
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:24 AM
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We just upgraded to a larger tow behind leaf loader behind our dumpster truck. We may try to develop this service in the coming years to add additional billable time to the loader and truck
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What kind of dumpster truck do you have? A roll off truck? Got any pictures? I have been toying with the idea of getting a roll off truck, it's so versatile!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:52 PM
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:14 PM
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looks like the mods raided this thread and removed a few HARMLESS posts made by myself and darryl.

what an unfun place this site is getting to be.
Yeah, what's with that? Was all in fun.

FYI - I never mulch people...too messy. Better to bag them whole.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:31 AM
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Yeah, what's with that? Was all in fun.

FYI - I never mulch people...too messy. Better to bag them whole.
yeah I thought it was all in fun as well
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