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Old 03-25-2014, 01:55 PM
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Are you charging for spring cleanup/leaf removal or just charging to mow the lawn?

To minimize bagging clippings you could windrow the leaves with a backpack blower then bag them with the deck up high. This would limit the amount of grass clippings that you bag as you are not covering the whole yard. You will probably have brown rows left on the lawn when you are done bagging. All you have to do is scatter them with a backpack blower.

Use Gator blades. They are great on leaves.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:41 PM
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Rent a yard vac?
bought a Troy-Bilt with the chipper/vac with hose attachment. works great. chip the small branches and sucks up the leaves. I get free mulch for my garden.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:42 AM
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Have none of you realized that its harder to pick the leaves up after they have been mulched up? Usually I will make 2 passes 1 with the deck up to pickup the leaves. One with the deck down to mow the lawn.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:54 AM
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bought a Troy-Bilt with the chipper/vac with hose attachment. works great. chip the small branches and sucks up the leaves. I get free mulch for my garden.
Yeah, this is clearly the easiest route. I can rent a lawn vac for $50 a day here. Just tack that on to the bill. Easy stuff.
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ive never run a lawn vac / shredder , and im wondering opinions on this one :

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cub-Cadet...-050/202980669

* its always been my outlook my 15hp kaw on my 32" exmark is going to be a much more powerful shredder than a 6 hp dedicated shredder so ive never considered the purchase
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