Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



View Poll Results: MOWING- BAG OR MULCH
BAG CLIPPINGS 43 25.60%
MULCH CLIPPINGS 63 37.50%
SIDE DISCHARGE CLIPPINGS 83 49.40%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 168. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Landscape89's Avatar
Landscape89 Landscape89 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 237
Mowing- Bag Or Mulch?

Just want to see who Does what When Mowing..
__________________
Sean H

http://www.agtech.org/plant_science.htm

-My Educational Background. I'm an Alumni now but the school did WONDERS for me. Great School!!-
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2006, 12:11 AM
sgoalie23's Avatar
sgoalie23 sgoalie23 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Monroe, CT
Posts: 195
On 75% of my lawns they don't ask so i don't promote bagging. I can't mulch with this particular machine because the Lazer XS is set up to accept the Ultra Vac QDS system. The other 25% I do bag, and they pay $10.00 per bag. It holds 11 bushels. Dumping from the seat is a God send. Oh yeah, most of the bagging lawns are around a half an acre to an acre of grass. Usually three bags.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2006, 12:30 AM
Bustus's Avatar
Bustus Bustus is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 181
Mulch all the way, its cheaper, quicker, and better for the lawn.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2006, 07:10 AM
rodfather's Avatar
rodfather rodfather is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clinton, NJ
Posts: 9,632
Throw it as far as possible
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2006, 05:40 PM
zim bob the landscaper's Avatar
zim bob the landscaper zim bob the landscaper is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fitchburg, MA
Posts: 1,707
all of them but i try to do mulching but some people like the clipping taken up. i wish they only made that for spring and fall clean ups.
__________________
1994 chevy 2500 5.7 w/ fisher mm2
1989 ford f-250 5.8 *mine*
1984 international dump truck S1900 series
6.5*16 diomandback trailer
exmark lazer Z 52" 23/52 w/ jrco dethacher and trac vac
bunton w/b 11/52
craftsman lt1000 tractor 14.5/42
ford tractor 18hp
john deere trimmer pro series
stihl powerbroom
excaliber 22" hedge trimmer
homlite hand held blower
commercial poulman pro bp blower BP400
yard machine 21
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-27-2006, 01:42 AM
K.Carothers's Avatar
K.Carothers K.Carothers is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 1,127
If I had to bag, I would get out of this business.


kc
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-27-2006, 06:54 AM
rodfather's Avatar
rodfather rodfather is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clinton, NJ
Posts: 9,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by K.Carothers
If I had to bag, I would get out of this business.


kc
I would need a fleet of dump trailers.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-27-2006, 03:01 PM
J&R Landscaping's Avatar
J&R Landscaping J&R Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bensalem, PA
Posts: 5,096
85% of my work is side discharge. Only in the fall do I bag unless a customer requests it but that is very rare! I charge a bit extra for bagging as it takes more time and such.
__________________
Joe
J&R Lawn and Landscaping
23 years old, Fully licensed and insured. 50+ accounts
2011 8x16 Pace Summit trailer
2010 Exmark TTHP 17/48
04 Exmark Viking 32"
96 Exmark Metro 36"
Echo, Redmax, and Shindaiwa handhelds. Husky chain saws.
2010 F-350 4x4 6.4 PSD w/ 8' Western plow.
1997 F-250 4x4 7.3 PSD
2004 Bobcat 61" 25hp ZTR for sale. 1100 hours, Under 10 hours on a TOTAL DECK REBUILD! PM for details
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-27-2006, 08:05 PM
PR Fect's Avatar
PR Fect PR Fect is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,052
We really do both, mulch and discharge. The trim mowers are set up to mulch, the big mowers are set up to side discharge with Quickchutes. We found its best to mulch near beds and buildings, and side discharge near walks and open areas. Both mowers have a plan of attack when we pull up on a site. PR
__________________
PR Meyer, PR-Fect Lawn Services LLC

http://www.pr-fectlawn.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-28-2006, 10:38 AM
ALAN'S LAWN CARE's Avatar
ALAN'S LAWN CARE ALAN'S LAWN CARE is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: IOWA
Posts: 37
i switch off and on one week i may mow the next week ill mulch them..only bag when needed
__________________
1997 ford f 150
4x8 enclosed trailer
2 21" lawn boy gold Series mowers
38" mtd rider
34 cc straight shaft weedboss trimmer
18" poulan pro chain saw
craftsman 18"hedge trimmer
echo handheld blower
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 AM.

Page generated in 0.09876 seconds with 8 queries