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Old 10-04-2011, 12:14 PM
Jimbo29 Jimbo29 is offline
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Size tarp to use for leaf removal

This year going to do leaf removal for some customers. Town will collect leaves at curb. Doing to use back pac and walk behind blowers to collect leaves on tarp, drag to street. What size tarp is best to use, TX
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:18 PM
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100' x 200'. Less trips to the curb.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:17 PM
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Cleaning up my yard after Irene blew through, didn't leave that big of a mess.

My son and I raked the derbies onto an 8 x 12 tarp. We were able to pick up the tarp and dump it into my trailer.

I wouldn't use a tarp smaller then 8 x 12 because you don't want derbies over shooting the tarp. But this size tarp can be loaded up too heavy to pick up and dump into a trailer for one man.

So depends if you can drag the tarp to the street and have a truck mounted leaf vac and there are not narrow gates to pull through and depending on man power you will get by with a larger tarp.

If it is just you or you and another man and you have to lift the tarp over the side of the trailer (trailer's height vary) to empty the tarp then I would move cautiously.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:00 PM
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