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Old 11-22-2012, 05:48 PM
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I try to use the wheel blower as much as possible and then just use the backpack to WORK out corners and tight spots.

If you haven't seen my aeration video, I did it along the same lines with the Benny hill music and the video sped up to 4x speed
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:51 PM
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When you're using the wheel blower, try using the backpack at the same time, like I said shooting under the wheel blower handlebar. You've got it on your back anyway, may as well use it. No?
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:55 PM
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I've tried it. It gets my back all in a bind.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:56 PM
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I wish my wheel blower output was on the other side. Then the ability to use both would be more ergonomic
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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Ahhhh...ok. Understood. I don't suppose you sometimes trim with your backpack blower on too. I do that on a couple of jobs with really long curb lines.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:37 PM
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wow thats alot of time spent carrying the backpack while not using it-I set mine down when I grab the little wonder for extended periods of time-and sometimes I position the wheeled blower behind me while using the backpack. Pretty cool vid, though, wish leaf cleanup really went that fast!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:09 PM
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wow thats alot of time spent carrying the backpack while not using it-I set mine down when I grab the little wonder for extended periods of time-and sometimes I position the wheeled blower behind me while using the backpack. Pretty cool vid, though, wish leaf cleanup really went that fast!

That's typically what I try to do is keep the wheel blower behind me especially when the pile gets big.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 PM
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Ahhhh...ok. Understood. I don't suppose you sometimes trim with your backpack blower on too. I do that on a couple of jobs with really long curb lines.
No, I don't do that. I'll use the mower a lot of times to blow off curb lines
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:58 PM
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How long did it take you start to finish? Is that a employee helping rake them to the vac?
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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One thing I'd suggest, use a steel or aluminum rake to move the leaves at the pile when feeding the vac. You can just push or pull them that way and take one stroke for every 5 strokes it takes with a leaf rake. The same thing goes for you guys loading tarps. I prefer a 24 or 36 inch aluminum landscape rake most of the time or an 18 inch level-head rake if the leaves are soggy.
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