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Old 09-10-2013, 10:15 PM
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Leaf Loader-100 foot hose

Does anyone on LawnSite use leaf loaders with a 100 foot hose or longer for fall clean ups, in lieu of using a mower with a bagger?

If so, is it effective, quicker, etc.? Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:18 PM
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I haven't seen anyone use more an 10', let alone 100. I doubt it would suck it through and the hose would fill a 20 yard dumpster to move between jobs
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:27 PM
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A buddy of mine does like 45 condos/ apartments i've seen them use a 25 ft hose.. Objective behind it working is, SUCTION! If the motors big enough and you can keep feeding it light dry leaves, you'll be okay.

Stick to a short hose! 100' is extreme. You're doing something wrong/ thinking the wrong way if you need a 100' hose!
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:52 PM
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A buddy of mine does like 45 condos/ apartments i've seen them use a 25 ft hose.. Objective behind it working is, SUCTION! If the motors big enough and you can keep feeding it light dry leaves, you'll be okay.

Stick to a short hose! 100' is extreme. You're doing something wrong/ thinking the wrong way if you need a 100' hose!
Yeah 100' is extreme...thinking from the street to the back yard. That's a long ways!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:30 PM
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Not to mention the weight of the hose and how bulky it would be. Would take a trailer small one of course just to haul the hose
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:31 PM
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Have you priced the hose? Your talking thousands of $.
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