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accelerator for leafs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ProCut_48, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. ProCut_48

    ProCut_48 LawnSite Member
    from michgan
    Posts: 145

    i tried useing mine for spring cleanups but it just seems to fill soo fast soo i was wondering if any one had any tips for doing this:confused:
  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,067

    First, go round and round gathering them in the smallest row you can without the catcher. Put on the catcher and let it fill and do not empty. Then go over and over to mulch the leaves to powder. Backing up over the leaf piles sometimes works better at this stage. Then empty the catcher and then catch up the mulched debris.
  3. GrassmasterB

    GrassmasterB LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 203

    actually on your first pass around, put on the catcher but leave the door off. by doing this you can control where the leaves are going because they're going to be discharged behind you instead of blowing across where you have already mowed. mow the whole yard this way discharging inwards and you should be able to mulch most of your leaves. then put the rear door back on and pick up whatever leaves are still visible. really reduces the amount of times your accelerator will need to be dumped. i do it this way all the time with my 36'' mini z w/4.15 accelerator.
  4. ProCut_48

    ProCut_48 LawnSite Member
    from michgan
    Posts: 145

    thanks guys for the tips
  5. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,510

    You didn't mention if you have the leaf extender, but you don't have to stop nearly as often as when just using the bag alone.
  6. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Small bagger + many leaves = lots of dumping

    Any questions?

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