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Got leaves...but no bagger!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I did 2 fall clean-ups today. No leaf diposal, and no bagger.

    Thank god for reverse!

    Anybody got any tricks or tips for someone who has a zero steer with no bagger?
  2. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 626

    I have a Hustler Shortcut with a 54 DC deck that I put a mulch kit on. Even when I did not have a mulch kit I used reverse when I got down to the las little bit of leaves in the middle of the yard. Reverse works for me when needed. Oh my other trick is if I get a really big pile of leaves up I just ride a wheelly right through the pile. I just pretend I am riding my 4 wheeler:D

    PRO PROPERTY CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    ultra vac,, and billy goat leaf loader, back pack blower....
    worth every penny,,,,, I do them by my self its so easy with this equipment...
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    go around in circles until you have them in the center, then tarp and haul away
  5. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    he said no leaf disposal
  6. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Posts: 487

    mulch kit. Or get a bagger
  7. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Put the MEG MO blades on.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Buy a bagging unit. Problem solved. Leaves can be profitable if you have the setup.
  9. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    If you do not have a bagger, put gator blades on and start by doing the perimeter first. Get the leaves in the center of the lawn and start running them over. Start at the highest setting for the deck and work your way down. Finally with the leaves mulched down I start at one end and do small strips of leaves so that they have to run through all three blades before being discharged.

    This has worked well for people that don't want to pay for removal.

    My advice to you is to invest in a muching kit and a bagger if possible.

    But this a very good alternative if you cannot afford them.

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