Anyone using a leaf plow??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by caseysmowing, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have had one for the last 3 seasons and it is a game changer--we use 3 to 4 guys on backpack blowers and then one on the plow mounted to a TTHP--you can move mountains of leaves

    I would go with the JRCO rather than making one for yourself--considering the time and materials you would have in it--just make it easy
     
  2. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    We have had one for the last 3 seasons and it is a game changer--we use 3 to 4 guys on backpack blowers and then one on the plow mounted to a TTHP--you can move mountains of leaves

    I would go with the JRCO rather than making one for yourself--considering the time and materials you would have in it--just make it easy
     
  3. Bighead38

    Bighead38 LawnSite Member
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    We use a home made plow. Made it out of wood and has ratchet strap that drops over the front wheels of the walk behind bobcat. Been using it for years and it works great.
     
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since we are a little closer to the season I'll give this a bump to the top. Still havn't made up my mine on one yet just because of the money for something so simple. Dealer wanted 642 out the door with the mount bar. Found one on the net for 565 to my door with the bar. Anyone find any better prices for the jrco 480 plow??
     
  5. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well I bit the bullet and went ahead and got one off the net for 548. So now I'm up to a little over a 1000 into leaf equipment this week. I have leaf jobs lined up for about 5500 total so I hope I made a good investment.
     
  6. bobbycat02

    bobbycat02 LawnSite Member
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    Leaf plow awesome to move large volume of leaves only thing when you get to the leaf loader there all balled up and have to spread them out a little in order to suck them up. But worth the money especially if your by yourself or just want to move faster:usflag:
     
  7. Southern Elegance

    Southern Elegance LawnSite Member
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    they work great, hadmine on toro grandstands
     
  8. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
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    Go to home depot and get a rubbermaid barrel. Cut it in half. Get some bolts, nuts, and washers. mount it to the front of your ZTR. Leaf plow, $20 and you'll have a backup.

    It doesn't need to go all the way to the ground, set it to whatever your deck height is for mowing, you're gonna need to clean up with a blower afterwards but this is a GREAT way to cut down fall cleanup time on larger properties.
     
  9. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's a great idea there BckYrdLmbrJk, if I could be sold bold as to suggest?..... Why not buy a couple of those barrels and make it a lilttle wider? Prob wouldn't work so good with wet but you could do some damage with that puppy! How about using a 4-5 ft. diameter piece of PVC or something similar? Great ingenuity here guys.... We have to remember..... these ARE tractors that we are running here, let's put them to work! The more versatile your machine, the more money it is making.....
     
  10. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
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    Thanks man^. Two barrels would work, hell why not! I got the idea from tryin to chop up too many leaves at once and instead of them getting sucked under the deck, it would just push them. I said, "hey this kind of works better than sucking them up" I tried it for a little while and it worked great but I didn't wanna be putting all that force on my deck obviously so went to home depot and rigged it up. Didn't know they made leaf plows, but I figured my chevy with the blade on it in 4x4 would f*** up their lawn...not to mention mess up my stripes:laugh:

    I feel ya, gotta work yer tractors. That's what they're for. And hell, when you play in dirt all day, you gotta be creative
     

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