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Old 04-29-2015, 06:02 PM
J Patrick J Patrick is offline
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Spring Leaf clean up

I keep getting calls for Spring clean ups. I'm a one man show and its becoming pretty time consuming with the method I use. Blower, rake, and trash cans.
I was looking at a Cyclone rake with the vac hoses attachments for cleaning the beds out. I have a place to dump for free as most of my clients live in a community with their own dump site.

What is everyone's opinion on the Cylcone. If you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears. A dump trailer and leaf loader is out of the question for right now.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:43 PM
GRANTSKI GRANTSKI is offline
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Forget trash cans... oldest trick is large tarps !!! 10x12 size or so...drag it to a spot on the property and dump it...or bundle up the tarp and dump them in your truck. Cut a 4x8 piece of plywood in half and fit 2x3s to go in the slots on the sides of truck bed...attach plywood and boom your bed can hold twice as much.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:15 PM
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Forget trash cans... oldest trick is large tarps !!! 10x12 size or so...drag it to a spot on the property and dump it...or bundle up the tarp and dump them in your truck. Cut a 4x8 piece of plywood in half and fit 2x3s to go in the slots on the sides of truck bed...attach plywood and boom your bed can hold twice as much.
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To me, tarps are more time consuming than using the walk behind to push piles of leaves. I don't bring barrels or tarps on leaf clean ups. Only rakes for loading the truck vac.

To make money on leaf clean ups you need the most powerful backpack blower, that's the ticket. Truck loader is second, it's easy money if you do it right.
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