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Old 12-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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You ain't cleaning them up this fast
http://youtu.be/HCkEgVR4l4o


That's cheating you used time lapse! I wish I could FF through cleanups like that.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:16 PM
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That's cheating you used time lapse! I wish I could FF through cleanups like that.
Either that or LOTS of coffee!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:01 PM
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I am well versed in mulching. We mulch the majority of our lawns. My mowing trailer has a tt with a huricane mulch kit and a zk with the mulch baffle. Both work well. I also have a tt with a bagger. The mulch kits work great in september and part of october for mulching up the small amounts of leaves that fall in the beginning. At some point, the leaves get too thick to mulch and we switch over to bagging those properties instead because it is quicker.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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I am well versed in mulching. We mulch the majority of our lawns. My mowing trailer has a tt with a huricane mulch kit and a zk with the mulch baffle. Both work well. I also have a tt with a bagger. The mulch kits work great in september and part of october for mulching up the small amounts of leaves that fall in the beginning. At some point, the leaves get too thick to mulch and we switch over to bagging those properties instead because it is quicker.
Do you leave that kit on the TT all year?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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That pile didn't disappear. I can see leaf bits all over the place and you ran the lawn over in a random pattern rather than in nice rows. Sorry but it really doesn't look that great...it looks OK and that's about it. And what was the point of mulching them up along the curb? Please tell me you didn't leave it like that. That looks like a wooded area right near there...can't the leaves just be blown into there?
Nice rows? Particles?:
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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I'm curious how long that took you to mulch those leaves?

I could have made one pass with a bagger and loaded it into the truck in about 5 min. I agree that mulching can be done almost anywhere, almost, aome properties just don't allow multiple passes to spread the leaves out. I think for us in the Northeast it is more economical to collect or blow leaves rather than trying to grind them into the turf.
Took me about 35 minutes for front and back. 55 to 60 buckw per hour. Had i bagge d i would have had 2 or 3 bags to haul off x 10 yards is a lotta debris....dump is 1 hour drive away in traffic @ 35 min charge...not cost effective plus depleating the soil by bagging which also removes dirt and organic material.
32inch scag with only a mulch plate, no baffles...
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:30 PM
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I can't believe people pay for that small of a cleanup. Couple bags for the garbage man is all that's there.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:40 PM
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here is one on Asphalt---mower down to about 2-3 inches...Scag V. ride
not lots of leaves...but just an example...
This was an e example of what a mulcher can do on asphalt....not an example whatsoever of a job that was completed ...2 passes of the lawnmower
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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If that little bit took 30-35 minutes those large leaf jobs in the pics, especially when theyre wet and/or frozen, it would take you days to do. Not cost effective.
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I can't believe people pay for that small of a cleanup. Couple bags for the garbage man is all that's there.
Its part of a contracted service.....weekly service during growing season and leaf cleanups inwinter..here folks would rather pay 35 bucks rather than spending 2 hours to clean up the leaves....

2 to 3 bags of ground up oak leaves....4 or 5 if raked up...plus the law n gets the straglies cut and edging

Most folks here would spend at least 2 hours doing this...plus their mower would clog up and kill the engine most of the time when the bag gets full...they would have to restart the mower many times and have to work real hard to get all the leaves into the paper bags mandatory for haul off
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