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how many of u hate spring clean-ups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cturner, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. cturner

    cturner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    u hit the nail on the head bruce i like it to be orderly
     
  2. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Hate em' ??? You a bunch of money for a little amount of work, if anything don't hate the spring clean ups, hate the fall clean ups. You still make a bunch of money but its so dry out and and its messier....:cool:
     
  3. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,071

    Hate them!! Wouldn't be so bad, but they all come at the same time and need to be done now. Next year am not taking any clean ups after Feb 15 or so. Not unless they are willing to pay way too much.
     
  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    I love them :blob4: :angel:

    Pick up larger sticks and limbs and trash. Mow once discharging with OCDC open if debris is thick, then once with OCDC closed. Third pass either discharge with OCDC open or put on bagger and suck up dust. If the debris isn't too thick, mow with OCDC closed first time then again with it open. Go over thicker areas a third time if needed or put on bagger and go over it again. This way you won't have to haul much debris away and don't have to constantly stop to empty the catcher. Oh I use a 6 cu. ft. catcher that dumps on the mower (don't have to lift much weight to empty).

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  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    The methods I listed are just with single high lifts. I expect the results would be much better with gators, doubles, etc. For those of you not in the know, an OCDC is Operator Controlled Discharge Chute shown here. Can open and close with a control at the operator's position for on the go mulch or discharging.

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  6. Acorn

    Acorn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    Hate is too weak
     
  7. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Ya well after working in shorts and a t shirt last week its snowing suposed to get abought a foot!

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  8. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    more

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  9. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    sbvfd,
    Just wondering....

    Were you drinking or being tackled at the time you took the picture looking out the window at the snow? :)

    Maybe you're an artist and I didn't appreciate the beauty in looking at things 30 degrees off-balance. <G>

    Or does that tree really grow at that steep of an angle? :)
     
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    BHB, I know when I run doubles I get alot more blow out, this is when I'm doing cleanups=leaves
     

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