Fall Clean Up- Hate or Tolerate?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Nov 15, 2007.

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Fall Clean Up- Hate or Tolerate?

  1. HATE leaves, no matter how much $ I can make!!!

    23.2%
  2. They are a PITA but I tolerate it.

    76.8%
  1. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    I also check C I love leaves. My city hauls them, so long as there on the road, so make things easier.
     
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    I've found so far that the right equipment can make fall clean-ups more enjoyable. But if the weather doesn't cooperate it can get frustrating real quick, like this year...
     
  3. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    hate it takes away from hunting
     
  4. puddin' pie

    puddin' pie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    we love leave clean up time. make good money. colder, no 80-90 degrees days. we have all the equipment to it right and fast.
     
  5. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    I spent all day blowing, raking, tarping, and emptying my grass catcher...but I made decent money and got some good ideas for how to do a more efficient job with a little innovation and some time in the shop. So far, I like leaves pretty good, as long as they are not too deep. I'd rather just mow a yard with a bagger a couple of times during the fall instead of blowing 6" deep leaves off of the whole yard, with "snow drift" banks in front of garages and in flower beds.
     
  6. PaproskiLandscaping

    PaproskiLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Get a leaf plow from Jerico and say goodbye to leaf snow banks
     
  7. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    I actually have some old truck fenders, like the one pictured below, that I'm going to make a frame and bracket for to mount on my Ferris. I'd like to make it expandable, but that would take more time and materials to figure out. If I get a good idea for how to do it, I will. I'll attach a rubber flap or brushes to the bottom to sweep the leaves without hurting the grass.

    fender.jpg
     
  8. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    I agree with that all the way. When they get wet, though. . . :cry:
     
  9. PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING

    PRO DETAIL LANDSCAPING LawnSite Member
    from LA
    Posts: 23


    MAN, i bet she was upset you didnt work for free:nono:..
     
  10. zMaster225

    zMaster225 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    The Toro triple bagger system is incredible. Never clogs, easy to take on and off and since it runs from the blade pulleys, the leaves get chopped up...makes it nice to be able to get an entire yard worth of leaves on the trailer rather than hauling more than once.
    $2500
     

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