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Old 09-16-2013, 06:30 PM
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work looks great! what program did you use on the second page to make that design?
Thanks! Hate to say but it's Idea Spectrum. Cheap and works for now.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM
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Good score on the leaf loader, I'm hoping to get one here soon. Hope it works well for you
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:03 PM
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Good score on the leaf loader, I'm hoping to get one here soon. Hope it works well for you
Thanks, it was quite the score for how cheap I got it (think of filling up a pickup 2 times) The only downfall is lower HP and a smaller intake. But for the few properties it works great and after the test today the newer "holeless" hose helps create a lot more suction. Get a lot more and a large loader will be in a crate in my driveway. But that would be a next season thing.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:28 PM
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How much hp does it have?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:45 PM
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I think it's a 5hp. Not like the 18hp Billy Goats. It'll still take my glove of my hand if I'm not careful.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:03 PM
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Just because it's called LAWNsite I might put in the occasional stripe picture. Smaller property, great people. Someone else does the landscape maintenance (I got called because the other company who mowed was horrible) but I'm working on getting that work too because their work is not the best and stuff is getting seriously out of control.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:13 PM
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Put the budget leaf loader to work today. I arrived at this property figuring I'd have a few leaves to mulch up on the lawn and maybe some stragglers to blow out of the large front bed. Was I surprised to see this. Seems like the trees are turning and dropping very early this year.

For those who will say they see a leaf here and there this is not a final clean up and leaves are still falling. Much easier to manage this stuff weekly then waiting for a wall of leaves to build up. May be able to wrap up my normal fall cleanups much sooner than last year which would be nice. Except the oaks are still holding their leaves.....
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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Put the budget leaf loader to work today. I arrived at this property figuring I'd have a few leaves to mulch up on the lawn and maybe some stragglers to blow out of the large front bed. Was I surprised to see this. Seems like the trees are turning and dropping very early this year.

For those who will say they see a leaf here and there this is not a final clean up and leaves are still falling. Much easier to manage this stuff weekly then waiting for a wall of leaves to build up. May be able to wrap up my normal fall cleanups much sooner than last year which would be nice. Except the oaks are still holding their leaves.....
How did the loader work? I to bought one that I could afford this year and have just been using it in my own yard with small piles due to lack of falling leaves near me. Mine is lower hp to so I am just curious to how yours worked with a larger pile.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:38 PM
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How did the loader work? I to bought one that I could afford this year and have just been using it in my own yard with small piles due to lack of falling leaves near me. Mine is lower hp to so I am just curious to how yours worked with a larger pile.
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Took a while for sure compared to those other loaders on the market. But then again I don't have a ton of cleanups to do so it works great. If I had a lot of cleanups and needed more efficiency I'd be buying a bigger loader.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:39 PM
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Side note, looks like the effort into getting that shredder blade did not really pay off. Leaves were in one piece when I dumped today. Oh well.
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