Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2009, 03:09 AM
All American CL's Avatar
All American CL All American CL is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tigard, Or
Posts: 42
Lightbulb Leaf Vac as a mulch spreader

I am wondering if anyone has done this before or have any results from doing this? I am thinking of reversing essentially a leaf vacuum and spreading mulch with it. I understand that some mulch will not work and defeat the purpose since the leaf vac will shred the mulch.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-09-2009, 03:55 AM
Classified's Avatar
Classified Classified is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cook County Illinois
Posts: 988
Ha, I have thought about trying it but during leaf season i end uo sucking up a fair amount of mulch and it doesnt sound good going through the blade.

I am curious to hear if anyone else has done it though.
__________________
Doug

My off site picture album HERE
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2009, 10:33 PM
baddboygeorge baddboygeorge is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Louisville & Elizabethtown , KY
Posts: 1,242
it works!!

as long as the mulch is good an dry it will blow just like a mulch blower, make a tray to fed the intake hose an on the discharge side start off with 6 inch black drain pipe an taper down to a 4 inch, blow away !!
__________________
Philco Services LLC Proudly serving the Louisville & Elizabethtown Markets!Taking Landscaping to a whole new level!(502) 421 9747 or (270) 763 8322
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-10-2009, 02:05 AM
All American CL's Avatar
All American CL All American CL is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tigard, Or
Posts: 42
So have you actuly done this before? I am considering buying a debris loader from billy goat and using it as a multi purpose debris loading monster. If you have any more info about what was used or some suggestions.
__________________
"To Predict the Future is to Invent it"
03-Dodge Diesel 4x4
84-Chevy Diesel 4x4 Dump
00-Ford E350 Diesel van
500 gal. tandem trailered pressure washer
7'X14' Custom trailer
7'X16' Enclosed Trailer
40" Bobcat Walkbehind
48" Scagg walkbehind
(4) 22" Snapper walkbehind
(2) Echo Blower
(2) Stihl 600br
Bunch of rakes
(2) Echo hedge trimmer
(2) Sthil Chain saw
www.exterior-maintenance.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-10-2009, 02:08 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,765
If anyone has tried to suck up a pile of wet leaves with a leaf loader knows how hard it is on the system.

If the mulch was good and dry, I might try it, but I would be sketchy.

Besides, I think most mulch blowers use a two stage system.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-10-2009, 03:15 AM
Classified's Avatar
Classified Classified is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cook County Illinois
Posts: 988
It would be nice to be able to reroute the mulch from going through the impeller. Just use the suction/discharge of it.

Im sure it would take alot more than this to work though considering the Finn blowers start somwhere around 20 grand on up to 150 grand.
__________________
Doug

My off site picture album HERE
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 09:19 PM.

Page generated in 0.07979 seconds with 7 queries