Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2011, 04:46 PM
adforester adforester is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 57
leaf cleanup on rainy days!

This is my first season doing leaf cleanup with a vacuum. Its looking like rain tomorrow so wasnt sure how many of you do big leaf cleanups in the rain? I've raked before in the rain, but never blow and suck. Anyone?
__________________
2006 F350 4x4 xlt
1996 gmc 1/2 ton
2010 Scag Freedom Z 48" sit down
2009 exmark sit down
nice new 2010 trailer
Stihl MS 260 Pro Chainsaw
Husqvarna 576XP!
Stihl Arborist/climber chainsaw
Stihl Br 550 Blower, new echo blower
Husqvarna trimmers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2011, 07:04 PM
nightshutter's Avatar
nightshutter nightshutter is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UT
Posts: 511
wet leaves = waste of time. Better when dry
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2011, 07:38 PM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dennis ma.
Posts: 1,344
Better off when dry. You can do it but may be a headache. Depending on your vac.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2011, 07:50 PM
mbigred's Avatar
mbigred mbigred is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CENTRAL INDIANA
Posts: 211
Thumbs up

wait for a DRY day they will pick up better!!!! === better job
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2011, 08:22 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,849
Wet leaves mulch real easy, no dust no blow out.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-15-2011, 08:37 PM
2stroked 2stroked is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: north carolina
Posts: 297
Well, there is no dust, but if you're bagging it will clog a lot and if your mulching it will tear the yard up. You better have a powerful blower to.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-15-2011, 09:06 PM
mag360's Avatar
mag360 mag360 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Southeast Pa
Posts: 2,434
Wet better than windy
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-16-2011, 12:19 PM
32vld 32vld is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: LI NY
Posts: 3,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by adforester View Post
This is my first season doing leaf cleanup with a vacuum. Its looking like rain tomorrow so wasnt sure how many of you do big leaf cleanups in the rain? I've raked before in the rain, but never blow and suck. Anyone?
I don't have a vac yet but if I did I would not work in the rain but I would give it a try once the rain stops.

Thing is to go slow to prevent plug/jam ups.

For me being I work solo or with a retired friend I could afford to get 4 hr work done in 8 hr. Someone running a big truck and crew could wind up losing money.

But my incentive is that instead of being a day behind, my schedule would only be a half day behind. And, the thing is at the end of leaf season total money is based on the number of jobs done.

Sitting home hurts the bottom line.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Glenn Lawn Care's Avatar
Glenn Lawn Care Glenn Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Posts: 2,603
I won't even bother trying! Wet leaves will just clog your machine and it will be a hassle. Dry leaves will be better.
__________________
'02 Ford F-250 5.4l8' unimount
Scag
Lesco
Toro
STHIL
Shindawia
Western Salt Spreader
Billy Goat
Tomahawk


Minnesota certified pesticide applicator
NOT MY PRESIDENT!

Brotherhood 2000 plus fourteen
"The real lawn care Jesus"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-16-2011, 06:00 PM
Darryl G Darryl G is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 8,009
I will use the blowers when it's wet/raining but not the mower/bagger.

I was out today in light rain blowing leaves to the woods and it was fine until it really started to come down. I did manage to get the lawn I was on done though. I specifically picked that lawn to work on today knowing it would be wet...it's not very big and is surrounded by woods so I didn't have to blow far. It helps to have powerfull blowers or you won't get anywhere. It actually seemed to go quicker than usual because controling the leaves was no problem.
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 07:44 AM.

Page generated in 0.08933 seconds with 9 queries