4 acres leaves

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by awm, Nov 15, 2000.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I TACKLED 4 ACRES OF 1 FOOT OR BETTER PACKED
    LEAVES. I usually mulch but this called for
    something else.Made 6 ft drag w sides to trap
    leaves. 6 ft wide 30 inc high 36 inc deep.
    Thing worked pretty good.
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Necessity is the mother of invention!
     
  3. lawn perfections

    lawn perfections LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    you should try to market it
     
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Can i see a picture of it? how'd you keep the leaves from clogging the tractor (gardentractor, right?) as you drove through a foot of leaves?
    Eric
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    I DONT HAVE THATpics YET. BUT THE DECK ALSO PUSHED
    A LOAD.This was a quick built tool of necessity.
    At present i am working on a more effective
    one made of 2ft truck fender i picked up at
    agricenter.The idea is first to get as much
    leaves as possible scooped up into something
    that can be dumped fairly easily.It needs to be fairly effective and fast at the same time.It will take a while
    to get it the way i want it. If you want Ill try to
    have pics then.In any case i think you will still
    have to final clean with mower. THANKS TMcountry
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    ok. well i wasn't going to make one, because we don't get more than 2-3" total annually... and i keep up with it with the little sweeper trailer i tow behind the mower... it doesn't hold much, but i am working on a bagger thing for my tractor that hooks to the mower deck (48")and sucks it up into a trailer with sides... only problem is i can't find a squirrel cage blower to vaccuum them up... still looking for one... they have those vacuum trailers for sale at Lowes and lots of other places and lots of lawn mower manufacturers make them for their mowers and so i was going to make one but i need a blower... the piping is some furnace/air conditioner ductwork-about 8" dia. and you can get about any dia. from 4 or 5 " up to 8 or 9 " i think.. i would go with the biggest stuff... but i need a blower.. i can get an engine for the blower if i had a blower... oh well... i will just have to wait for one..
    Eric
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    4 acres with over a foot of leaves???? What kind of trees drop enough leaves to go > one foot and cover 4 acres? I have heavy woods taht don't have leaves that thick. How long would a project like this take?
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    best thing is to sub out Charles. Let him bring that monster equipment to handle the job. :D
     
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    THESE ARE THE THINGS I HAVE FUN WITH.FIGURE
    OUT HOW WITHOUT SPENDING THE BANK.The trees
    are oak.It didnt help when i backed into it last week
    but a little reinforcing and it should be fine.
    Makes you really feel smart when you do something
    like that.backing into it i mean
     

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