How I Do Leaf Cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by corey4671, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I try to use the wheel blower as much as possible and then just use the backpack to WORK out corners and tight spots.

    If you haven't seen my aeration video, I did it along the same lines with the Benny hill music and the video sped up to 4x speed
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  2. Darryl G

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    When you're using the wheel blower, try using the backpack at the same time, like I said shooting under the wheel blower handlebar. You've got it on your back anyway, may as well use it. No?
     
  3. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've tried it. It gets my back all in a bind.
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  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wish my wheel blower output was on the other side. Then the ability to use both would be more ergonomic
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  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ahhhh...ok. Understood. I don't suppose you sometimes trim with your backpack blower on too. I do that on a couple of jobs with really long curb lines.
     
  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    wow thats alot of time spent carrying the backpack while not using it-I set mine down when I grab the little wonder for extended periods of time-and sometimes I position the wheeled blower behind me while using the backpack. Pretty cool vid, though, wish leaf cleanup really went that fast!
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's typically what I try to do is keep the wheel blower behind me especially when the pile gets big.
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  8. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    No, I don't do that. I'll use the mower a lot of times to blow off curb lines
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  9. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
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    How long did it take you start to finish? Is that a employee helping rake them to the vac?
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    One thing I'd suggest, use a steel or aluminum rake to move the leaves at the pile when feeding the vac. You can just push or pull them that way and take one stroke for every 5 strokes it takes with a leaf rake. The same thing goes for you guys loading tarps. I prefer a 24 or 36 inch aluminum landscape rake most of the time or an 18 inch level-head rake if the leaves are soggy.
     

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