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How do you collect sweetgum balls?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ijustwantausername, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,453

    Any method that is better than using the blower?
  2. DavesLL

    DavesLL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Bag'em with a mower, works really well for me.
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    Just bagging doesn't work for me. Using a JRCO dethatcher and bagging helps. Sometimes just blow them into a pile and rake 'em up.
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  4. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    roll around on the ground wearing a sweater...:drinkup:
  5. airsoft1779

    airsoft1779 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    I have a lawn sweeper. Picks em right up and throw's them in a little bag/bucket thing. It is a pull behind, like a trailer, so all I have to do is hook it up to my rider and just mow as usual. works great, $250 at northren tool
  6. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    I use the same machine that they use at the driving range to pick up golf balls :D
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    Power broom? We don't have sweetgums around here but it's what I use for large concentrations of nuts.
  8. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Might wanna take that nut sweeper through Washington DC next time you're in town.
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    ahahhahahahah...took me a minute but I got it. :laugh:
  10. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    cooking tongs, like the kind for grilling.

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