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Clean ups...

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Up North, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Posts: 1,063

    Does anyone sub contract for picking up leaves & debris from spring/fall cleanups? I have talked to a local LCO here about picking up leaves & debris for me. I will blow everything into big piles with easy access so he can just come in with his dumper & leaf loader and suck them up. He's willing to do that and my cost will depend on size of job. Since this my first year I can't afford a dump trailer & leaf loader, but I'm not willing to miss out on the $$ it can generate.

    This past spring I bagged everything with a JD, but that took to long and wasn't productive. Wish someone around here rented leaf loaders.

    Any experiences with subbing out the pick up? Anything I should be careful about such as "we'll be there tomorrow to pick up" and nobody shows up, or anything?

    Thanks guys.

    Buck
     
  2. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    Everytime I read about you poor souls that have to remove the leaves I cringe. I couldn't do it. We just blow them to the curb and the city comes and sucks them up.

    And people say NJ stinks...
     
  3. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    For the amount of oney you are going to lose by subing out the leaf removal I would try and find a way to get the equipment. I would try and take out a loan from a local bank or through the equipment sales place. You will make your money back. Why give it to someone else.
     
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Even if I had to drive a distance I would rent the loader if I couldn't afford to buy one. I have a spare dump truck and two spare leaf loaders. There is no way I am going to fork leaves anymore and I'm not going to miss out on the money.
     
  5. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    THERE IS HATE IN THIS WORLD! I FEEL the HATE POUNDING DEEP inside my chest every damn day Im out doing clean ups. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HATE LEAF CLEAN UPS, and hauling branches and Hacking away at bushes. BUT I DO IT DAMMIT! and charge a arm and a leg .

    MY GOD HATH FORSAKEN ME!!!.
     

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