Figuring curbside leaf removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by FerrisDiesel, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    That's what I was looking for! I picked up a pile the other day, it took me 20 minutes and filled up half the truck. I had to use my Walker to push them a little closer to the truck. I charged the guy $50.00......not bad for 20 minutes and I still had room in the truck for another pile later in the day. He was happy, I was happy....win win
     
  2. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also a little FYI......I had been using a regular plastic leaf rake to feed the loader and it snapped the other day. Of course it was the only rake I had with me, so instead I grabbed one of my long handled flat shovels and let me tell you!!! Obviously alot stronger than a plastic rake, but it also feeds in the perfect amount of leaves to the loader, I didn't have one clog all day long! Wish I had been using it all along, what a time saver!
     
  3. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    I snap 4 or 5 rakes a year loading my leaf loader. Just the nature of the beast. When I set up for cleanups I go in my hand tool shed and grab 4 or 5 or 6 leaf rakes. When one breaks I toss it in the trailer cage and grab another. I keep the broken ones and try to rebuild them. Some break the rake and some break the handle. Anything to save a buck or 2 or 15.
     
  4. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    You gotta try the shovel man!!! I get the bulk of it with the shovel and then rake up the rest......saves so much time!
     
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    looks like the mods raided this thread and removed a few HARMLESS posts made by myself and darryl.

    what an unfun place this site is getting to be.
     
  6. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    We just upgraded to a larger tow behind leaf loader behind our dumpster truck. We may try to develop this service in the coming years to add additional billable time to the loader and truck
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  7. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind of dumpster truck do you have? A roll off truck? Got any pictures? I have been toying with the idea of getting a roll off truck, it's so versatile!
     
  8. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, what's with that? Was all in fun.

    FYI - I never mulch people...too messy. Better to bag them whole. :laugh:
     
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah I thought it was all in fun as well
     

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