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Old 11-05-2013, 09:52 AM
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Black Walnut Removal From Grass?

Does anyone have an efficient method for getting black walnuts out the grass? I need to find an effective method for removing the apple sized black walnut fruit. I've been using my Echo PB 770, which moves them however it's still very time consuming. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:14 PM
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Black walnuts are the worst. Nothin grows around them because of the acidity. Anyways. All I have ever used is a blower because that's really the best way I've found without screwing up some peice of equipment
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:32 PM
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Maybe try one of those lawn sweeper things set as low as it can go as long as it still spins. I borrowed one of those once from a neighbor and picked a few walnuts up. Wasn't really trying to, but it worked, kinda. I'd try to borrow one or even rent one before I bought one to make sure it works. If that doesn't work, those black plastic rakes work well, but there's no engine on those

edit: on second thought, maybe one of those paddle brushes like the Kombi system has? Those have engines
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:37 PM
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Walk Behind blower and point the shoot down. Should send them suckers flying
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:41 PM
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I spent a couple of hours today cleaning up hickory nuts. I don't know of a fast way, however I use one of these to rake them up.

http://flexrake.com/garden-and-lands...lex-steel.html
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:17 PM
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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Maybe try one of those lawn sweeper things set as low as it can go as long as it still spins. I borrowed one of those once from a neighbor and picked a few walnuts up. Wasn't really trying to, but it worked, kinda. I'd try to borrow one or even rent one before I bought one to make sure it works. If that doesn't work, those black plastic rakes work well, but there's no engine on those

edit: on second thought, maybe one of those paddle brushes like the Kombi system has? Those have engines
Thanks for the responses. I have a Stihl tiller that will convert to a paddle brush. I may need to order one.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:10 AM
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Along handled bucket thing in one hand and a small rake in the other is about the quickest way to go about it... Sometimes there is no way mechanize speed into a given task... Besides,,, taking it easy on the turf is also a primary consideration...
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:49 PM
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check out the nut wizard, bought one works great
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:08 PM
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check out the nut wizard, bought one works great
This is exactly what I need! I googled nut wizard and found http://www.holtsnutwizard.biz and ordered the 17" model.
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