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Old 03-27-2013, 08:29 AM
Slimreynolds Slimreynolds is offline
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Anyone use WB's for spring clean ups?

just wondering if anyone uses their WB with bagger to clean up twigs, leaves, etc for spring clean ups. Here in CT it's still chilly and grass is still dormant. Would I look like an idiot mowing just to clean up minor yard debris? It's probably the fastest and most efficient way to do a spring cleaning job with just minor leaves and twigs in my opinion.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:46 AM
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I would use whatever it takes to get your job done efficiently and as long as the property looks good once your done, who cares what people think. More to your question, I usually don't have the mowers on yards until they are ready to be cut first time. Some properties I do clean-ups without mowers, and others I do the clean up at the time of first cut. However, I see most other companies heading out first thing with mowers, cutting yards 2 weeks to early IMO. In a nutshell, whatever works for you.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:52 AM
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We use our Wright Standers to clean up yard debris and the grass from powerraking this time of year. Never had a question from the customer.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:58 AM
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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I personally just use wb blowers and backpacks but most of my clients have really small spring clean ups. I agree with above in whatever is most efficient and looks good in the end is the route to go.

I saw a guy in my area using his Scag ztr (with vac) and while everything was cleaned off, the lawn looked like it took a beating later when I was heading home.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:59 PM
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rented a lawn vac. picks up debris and any loose thatch
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:40 PM
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no walk behinds for me, but my ztr with bagger and tine rake on the front, and ground blower combined with back packs makes for a pretty efficient clean up....i'll bring a green barrel, and two tarps and a half dozen rakes for debris that has to be hauled away, but my average spring clean up is 225 hauled away, and takes 1 hour or less, might even include a few branches that need to cut up with a chainsaw but that doesn't slow anything down.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:00 AM
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I just ordered a bagger for my vride so I will be using that for cleanups...it has a dethatcher on it as well...as for the big sticks, those get picked up before I go over the lawn with the mower/dethacher
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:21 AM
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That's my plan...JRCO dethatcher, high lift blades, and a bagger. I would blow all the leaves/debris off of flower beds onto grass then just make a pass with the WB and suck everything up. Much faster than blowing into a pile,
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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Anyone use WB's for spring clean ups?

I use mowers. It looks really nice after. Toro 30 baby
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