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Old 05-17-2011, 08:54 PM
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Before Allegheny Lawn and Golf went under, they sold Brickman leased Exmarks. They always had some good deals.
Damn! I have been searching craigslist everyday and just been paying attenion to anywhere that would possibly have one for sale recently! I went to buy an older Exmark for $500 and needless to say it was sold very quickly!! There will be others! I am also searching for a dump insert. It is getting old pitch forking 22 yards worth of grass out of my truck after mowing all of those yards!
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Try shoveling with one of those big wide aluminum shovels. I like that a lot better than a porchfick.
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Try shoveling with one of those big wide aluminum shovels. I like that a lot better than a porchfick.
I will have to give that a try! Usually by the end of the day mowing it has become compacted and I have to break it up to get it out of the truck.
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Try shoveling with one of those big wide aluminum shovels. I like that a lot better than a porchfick.
Scratch that post, I thought I had read mulch!
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I will have to give that a try! Usually by the end of the day mowing it has become compacted and I have to break it up to get it out of the truck.
Those aluminum shovels have a huge scoop so you can get a lot of material, but are thin enough that you can slide them under compacted grass. Just go along the bedliner...you can't shovel into the grass.
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Scratch that post, I thought I had read mulch!
I like those shovels for mulch also.
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Use one of these man...

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...9&blockType=L9

I used to use a metal gravel rake but I use something like this now... long tines and only about 6-8 inches wide.
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I like those shovels for mulch also.
Yeah I use the plastic snow shovels, double use - use em in the winter and the summer for mulch.

Use one of those Fork Hoes and then a regular leaf rake after to clean it out real nice, it'll work man. The other thing I used to do is put a large tarp in the bed before you put grass on it then once you get some off with the Fork Hoe you can pull the tarp off.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:24 PM
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I like those shovels for mulch also.
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Use one of these man...

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I used to use a metal gravel rake but I use something like this now... long tines and only about 6-8 inches wide.
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Yeah I use the plastic snow shovels, double use - use em in the winter and the summer for mulch.

Use one of those Fork Hoes and then a regular leaf rake after to clean it out real nice, it'll work man. The other thing I used to do is put a large tarp in the bed before you put grass on it then once you get some off with the Fork Hoe you can pull the tarp off.
I will try using both. My uncle has one of those metal shovels (where I dump) and I actually have one of those hoe/rakes in my shed! I never thought about using it but I will give it a try!
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:27 PM
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I will try using both. My uncle has one of those metal shovels (where I dump) and I actually have one of those hoe/rakes in my shed! I never thought about using it but I will give it a try!
You'll be amazed how quick those things are man... those 1 foot wide garden rakes I thought were the best until I used one of those Fork Hoes!
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