Acorns

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by steve45, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We've had a lot more rain this year than normal, so we have a bumper crop of acorns under our oak tree. Anybody have a good way to pick them up?

    Thanks!
     
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Everybody makes a 5 or 9hp chipper vac these days, they really grind up that kind of debis with ease......now its a funky mulch for your beds.......CK e-bay for a used 1 if you dont want ta spend the $7-900 bucks for a new one:waving: payup
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Those vacs don't suck them up really at all, ive got the billy goat and it doesn't. I just rake them when i have to.
     
  4. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
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    spring rake and a wide poly snow shovel?, I'd still prefer usein my 9hp cub leaf vac.:cool2: or blow them to kingdom come with our little wonder 11hp ground blower
     
  5. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
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    Sounds like a bunch of squirrels are in order. :)
     
  6. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    Go buy yourself a pull behind sweeper.Works great for acorns,walnuts,grass,leaves,etc.,,
     
  7. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks for the replies! We have some pecan trees, and they make a tool for picking up pecans. Acorns are smaller and the pecan pickers won't pick them up. I was hoping my new Scag with the grass catcher attachment would be able to suck them up, but it doesn't. I only have one oak tree, so I think I'll just rake them for now.
     
  8. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    Redmax ebz 8000 is an awesome machine. it moves them like cotton balls
     
  9. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree, few deer a turkey and an 30.06:p
     
  10. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
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    True.

    I have a 48" Agri-Fab that I picked up at Home Cheepo to use in my yard. I does a great job at picking up acorns and hickory nuts. Just put it on the lowest setting. It's almost like dethatching....the anount of debris it picks up is amazing.
     

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