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Old 04-04-2001, 06:23 PM
JOshua Gallerick JOshua Gallerick is offline
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I have a customer that has a stretch of lawn 425ft long. The winter snow removal service has left rocks scattered out a long this stretch. The rocks are scattered 10ft out into the lawn. My question is what is the fastest way of getting these rocks out of the lawn? Using rakes we got about 40ft in 2 hrs.
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Old 04-04-2001, 06:40 PM
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put doubles on

put doubles on preferably wore out blades.
drop mower low and bat them out of the park.
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:01 PM
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ha ha funny
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:16 PM
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Power sweeper, if you dont own one you can rent a walk behind model for about $65 a day or buy a hand held power broom for about $450.
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:30 PM
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:36 PM
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Dont give the guy any ideas we wouldnt want anyone to get hurt yea......... sure
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:40 PM
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buy a broom. you can buy a trimmer power head by echo and put the broom attachment on, or buy or rent a sweepster broom. a company named BCS makes a nice broom as well. renting may be the way to go, unless you could use the broom more often.
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Old 04-04-2001, 07:42 PM
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I have a Shindaiwa power broom that is good for this. When I saw it demoed at my dealers open house a few years ago, the rep poured 5 gallon of about 1" rock on a mushy lawn and spread it out. He had a guy about 250 lbs. jump up and down to mash the rocks into the turf. He then took the power broom and pushed all the rocks up onto the black top in no time. The dealer sold at least a dozen power brooms that day.

They also took it and pushed all the mulch from around a tree out into the turf and then took the broom and got the mulch out of the grass and up around the tree. They are a handy tool to have, especially in the spring for jobs like you have there.

[Edited by Eric ELM on 04-04-2001 at 07:44 PM]
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Old 04-04-2001, 08:29 PM
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If they're 1/2 inch stone or smaller we've been using our
Stihl backpack blowers.They do a pretty good job if the stones aren't too packed in. Maybe I'll demo one of those power brooms.
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Old 04-04-2001, 08:57 PM
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The powersweep attachment is the way to go. I just bought the Stihl FC85 unit stick edger, and bought the sweep attachment for it. The whole shabang was about 600 bucks. If I just bought the powersweep unit on a power unit, it would have costed almost that. The problem with the Echo, is that it is only available with the bristle brushes, and doesn't work NEARLY as well as the rubber paddles. Also, the bristles tend to tear up the grass a bit and the paddles don't. (ironic) Anyway, this unit uses the same rubber paddles as the Shindaiwa and Redmax, (Dunlop Tire product) and is about the best thing for this. I did my ditch, my neighbors ditch, our rental, and my aunt's ditch, all equaling about 500 ft. of footage, in about an hour - no exageration.
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