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Old 10-25-2008, 12:25 PM
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What is the best way to clean up leaves?

Mower w/bagger? Walk-behind vacuum? blower w/vac?
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:33 PM
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Not to sound generic, but it really depends on what equipment you have available and the conditions. For the most part, a wb vacuum is NOT the way to go. Sometimes a wb blower is more efficient, sometimes a mower itself moves the material faster and more efficiently (windrowing).
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:35 PM
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:38 PM
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chainsaw....just cut the trees down an be done with it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:49 PM
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I just blow them into the neighbor's yard and be done with it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:52 PM
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we use a backback sprayer to put a SMALL amount of gas on all of them and then lite them. the leaves burn and are gone before the grass even gets hot. you MUST do this when the leaves are dry though or they will smoke to much when wet. it will take you a time or two before you get the amount of gas to spray right.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:57 PM
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Thanks, Corey. What brand of chainsaw do you recommend?
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:57 PM
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:17 PM
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You just can't beat the quality provided by hand work. Just pick them up, one by one, and place each leaf in your pickup. Drive real fast through another neighborhood to disperse the leaves.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:38 PM
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You just can't beat the quality provided by hand work. Just pick them up, one by one, and place each leaf in your pickup. Drive real fast through another neighborhood to disperse the leaves.
Am I allowed to pick up more than one before I walk to the truck, or am I getting too greedy?

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we use a backback sprayer to put a SMALL amount of gas on all of them and then lite them. the leaves burn and are gone before the grass even gets hot. you MUST do this when the leaves are dry though or they will smoke to much when wet. it will take you a time or two before you get the amount of gas to spray right.
Propane flame thrower, less smell, much faster and slightly less dangerous.
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