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Black Walnut Removal From Grass?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by zachj265, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Does anyone have an efficient method for getting black walnuts out the grass? I need to find an effective method for removing the apple sized black walnut fruit. I've been using my Echo PB 770, which moves them however it's still very time consuming. Thanks.
  2. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,097

    Black walnuts are the worst. Nothin grows around them because of the acidity. Anyways. All I have ever used is a blower because that's really the best way I've found without screwing up some peice of equipment
  3. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    Maybe try one of those lawn sweeper things set as low as it can go as long as it still spins. I borrowed one of those once from a neighbor and picked a few walnuts up. Wasn't really trying to, but it worked, kinda. I'd try to borrow one or even rent one before I bought one to make sure it works. If that doesn't work, those black plastic rakes work well, but there's no engine on those :(

    edit: on second thought, maybe one of those paddle brushes like the Kombi system has? Those have engines
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    Walk Behind blower and point the shoot down. Should send them suckers flying
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,004

  6. Lower the deck and watch your aim.
  7. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Thanks for the responses. I have a Stihl tiller that will convert to a paddle brush. I may need to order one.
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  8. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Along handled bucket thing in one hand and a small rake in the other is about the quickest way to go about it... Sometimes there is no way mechanize speed into a given task... Besides,,, taking it easy on the turf is also a primary consideration... :)
  9. snowmizer

    snowmizer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    check out the nut wizard, bought one works great
  10. zachj265

    zachj265 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    This is exactly what I need! I googled nut wizard and found http://www.holtsnutwizard.biz and ordered the 17" model.

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