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Old 08-29-2004, 11:24 AM
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how long to load with a leaf loader

Just Curious to know how long it takes people to load say a 2 cu. yd pile of leaves with there leaf loader. Please tell me how long when they are dry vs wet. Also, if sticks get into the pile how do the machines handle them. let me know what horse power you are using also. Thanks.
I did a search on this and I couldn't really find what I was looking for.
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Old 08-30-2004, 08:49 PM
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bringing back to the top.
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:10 PM
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If the leaves are dry and not mulched 2-3 minutes
if they are mulched 5 minutes
if they are wet 7-8 minutes
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Old 08-30-2004, 10:27 PM
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That's about right....2-3 mins if they are dry. We use a 16 hp Vanguard engine (Billy Goat) w/ the larger intake hose, think it's 10 inches, maybe 12.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:20 AM
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Yeah, 2-4 minutes depending on the moisture content. Around here, we have mostly Oak and Maples to vac up, and when they are dry and crispy, the Trac Vac makes short work of big piles. We usually go blow all the leaves to the curbs / drives, and then go back the next morning and suck up all the properties in one day. Small sticks aren't usually a problem, if there's one across the intake hose, pull it out of the way or snap it and suck it up.
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:05 AM
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That sounds about right. Here is a couple pics of some bermuda grass that I scalped and suck up. It took about 20-25 minutes. I would say the estimates that were given above are pretty accurate.
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:07 AM
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I would say that this equalled about about 10-12 cubic yards. It was vacummed with a 16hp Lesco leaf loader.
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Old 08-31-2004, 03:57 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the response. Some good information.
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