Originally Posted by ed2hess
There are probably as many different ideas on how to handle leaves as there are lawnsite members. We still believe that taking a big unit like yours and mulching the leaves into dust is the best approach, then use the bagger to pick up the dust. We have a couple good bagging units(Walker and Scag Cougar) but if you don't mulch the leaves you spend all your time dumping the bins, and then you have to haul all that stuff off. We don't make a lot of money our way but it avoids a lot of customer dissatisfaction. Those little WB vac things are practically useless. If you want to move a lot of leaves you have to have one of those big vacs mounted on a truck with a huge hopper. Then you use the huge big blowers to walk them to the truck.
true i see alot of different sometimes wierd methods on this site... everyone around my area either has 4 or 5 redmax's going at once blowing everything into a pile or onto a tarp... either throwing into a dump truck or using a vaccum attachment and sucking them into the truck
a few LCO's use the push blowers but on 5-10k foot lots here they help a good amount but not a necesity everyone company depending onthere work area needs to just test every method to see what works best