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bagged grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsnake, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. lawnsnake

    lawnsnake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    What do you guys recommend for: I dont have any way of transporting bagged grass from the jobs I mow that are bagged to whare I dump the grass. In the past I have transported in x-large trash bags or in tarps. I need pics of some ways beside big rigs with big cages on it to transport. I have thought about some sort of cage on the front of my trailer but may get in the way of hauling 2 z-turn lawn mowers. Also where do you guys dispose of the grass at? :gunsfirin
  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    i am not sure if you are trying to tell us that the bed of your truck is not an option. if it is...i would but the grass in a large tarp and secure that in the bed of your truck. then when you get to whereever you dump..all you basically have to do is back up the truck and pull out the tarp and your done.

    as far as places to empty teh stuff-if you have a remote area-you can use it as compost-just make sure its not right near your house or the neighbors becuase they do stink.
  3. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    If you cant transport it just mulch it. dont you have a pickup? as for getting rid of the grass we have are own dumping area but do not dump much grass because we mulch most of the time we probably bag more in the spring then the rest of the season.you can take it to a compost site or a landfill but that gets expensive..
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    leave on the curb for the city to take on garbage day.
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    I do not bag unless the customer provides a place to dump. It would cost me too much to take every load of clippings to the dump not to mention I would have no space on the truck for mowers if I started hauling around clippings.
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    just mulch
  7. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Heres an idea for you if you can afford it buy a small trailier and put your mowers on it and that will leave you enough area to throw all the clippings in the truck bed...
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    :laugh: Not an option man. I DO NOT haul around grass clippings. And I drive this so I do not have to tow a trailer. With all the places I bag I would need a semi, not a p/u to carry the debris. Thanks for the advice though.....;)

  9. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    Try and find some large cloth bags, It nakes it easy to find a place to put them and easy to dump with one man. I have some large ones that came from a packing house. When I scalped a large lawn with a Walker, we could dump the large bin 4 times and still have room, I was able to pull them on the trailer and dump them by my self. I also used them for leaves, I would fill them up, then drag them with the mower to orchard to dump. Wish I had the bags a long time ago, would have save alot time.
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    I don't own a bag for any of my equipment. I either discharge or mulch it. Any debris I have left that I need to pickup gets brown bagged and left for the homeowners trash pickup.


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