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Old 03-05-2007, 11:39 PM
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Spring Clean-Up

I'm reletively new to the industry and had a question about one of my spring clean-ups....

Is there a half-way cheap way to pick up leaves other than the old fashioned rake and bag method....

I know this question has probably came up in a previous thread but I did a search and came back with nothing relevent....

Thanks Guys!!!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:41 PM
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what do you have as far as equipment?
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:45 PM
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i'm small time but am working my way from the bottom....It's embaressing saying what crappy equip I have but I jumped in headstrong and am determined to get this started.....

I have a 21" Troy-Bilt SP
21" Honda Commercial
Echo SRM-2100 Trimmer
McLane WB Edger
Home Cheapo Blower Special
a rake
and a bunch of trash bags


I have some spare income to buy a little somethin-somethin to make this a little easier job....
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:46 PM
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well, that just sucks. your gonna be doing a lot of bagging if you dont have a truck to use. do you have any friends or relatives with a truck?
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:48 PM
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i have a 2005 Nissan Titan....i guess i should have included that...sorry
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:51 PM
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is there a place where you can dump the leaves? landfill or someones wooded backyard? if you have a place to dump them, just get yourself a tarp and start loading them into the bed of the truck, you'll be amazed at how much you can fit back there, just keep packing them down.
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:52 PM
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put a tarp on the bed of the truck first, then pile the leaves on top. it makes unloading a lot easier once you get it light enough.
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:55 PM
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The hard part is that all the leaves are in a high-end HUGE backyard....

I managed today to get them into about 13 piles....

How do I get the leaves out the gate into the bed of my truck...

Thanks for the great advice...I will definatly do this if i can figure out an easier way to get the leaves to my truck without driving on the grass...
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:57 PM
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i could pile them onto a tarp and drag them to the gate which is close enough to the drive way....hmmmm

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Old 03-06-2007, 12:01 AM
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pull the tarp over the grass. unless you want to carry 1 garbage can out at a time. that would be the easiest way with the equipment you have. i wouldnt suggest driving on the lawn just get the truck as close as you can to the gate and drag. it would also be a lot easier if you had someone else to lift the tarp into the truck with you. are you charging these people by the hour or just a set rate for the clean-up?
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