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best equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by VisionsLandscapes, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. VisionsLandscapes

    VisionsLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    what is the best equipment for fall cleanup? choices

    backpack blowers rake standard stuff?

    bagger mower?

    Some sort of bagger such as the cyclone rake?

    i know all have pros and cons but i was thinking about getting the cyclone rake XL commercial for next seasons cleanups. The attachments hoses are for mulch beds shrubs etc. i think it would be alot faster than backpack blowers and push blowers what do you guys think??

    and if i did decide to get the cyclone rake how would you price cleanps? right now i have backpack blowers tarp rake ewtc charge $45 per man hr. i was thinking prolly around $110 if i was using the cycleone rake??? give me some input please.


    also is there any other type of bagger system compatble with the cyclone rake with a HARD plastic box?
     
  2. VisionsLandscapes

    VisionsLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

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  3. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I would suggest bagging mowers and a truck loader (as long as you have a dump or dump insert). If not a truck loader tarp it or barrel into the truck. I have a Navigator and a Toro Z with a bagger. They are priceless.
     
  4. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    a walker
    2 echo pb 650's
    a mesh tarp 2 rakes
    16 hp giant vac loader
    1 ton dually dump

    doing leaves with out a truck loader is pointless i did them then gave up till i could pay for the loader. Once you have the loader all you need is a back pack blower the biggest model and a mesh tarp so the wind doesn't blow it away. When you tarp into the truck one house will fill the truck
     
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    Get the biggest backpack blower you can, and a Walker GHS mower, that's pretty much all you'll need.
     
  6. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    i love my walker also
     
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    The boss-pro vac on my bob-cat does a great job. Then once I added the gator high lifts to the deck, the leaves are nicely chopped up once they get in the bags. Allows me to fit more into the bags which means less trips to the truck to unload. Though a truck loader would be nice several times during the fall and spring.
     
  8. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    not too sound dumb...but what exaclty is a truck loader.

    Also I have my eye on a Billy Goat lawn vac...any suggestions....would this be a waste of money....its about $800?
     
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    all i use is a back pac-either a sthil br600 or a redmax 8000 and snapper hi vac,s with gator blades-no bagging! mulch them to dust
     
  10. VisionsLandscapes

    VisionsLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    i absolutely hate using blowers for leaves it takes a good bit for the backpack blowers. i was thinking the cyclone rake would be much much faster with the mulch bed/garden 20ft hose to get to those places and easy dumping.
     

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