I will never give up my Walker!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LB Landscaping, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Hey guys I just got back from a clean-up job. Up here in Maine we get leaves like you wouldn't believe. As much as I'd like to you can't mulch them they are just too thick. My area also doesn't offer curb side pick-up so we have to haul everything away. This is my first year with my Walker and let me say I can't wait to do more. The yard looks great. I took my BP blower and blew the leaves out of the beds and gardens and then went over the whole lawn with the Walker and couldn't believe the results. The leaves were thick and it sucked them right up. Took me no time at all to finish. I'm home to grab a bite to eat and am on my way to the next. Walker Rules!!!! :blob3:
     
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Isn't that the best feeling? Have the right tool or tools for the job makes all of the difference. I am glad to hear the walker is working out for you.


    Gravely_Man
     
  3. walker-talker

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

    That's how I felt the first time I scalped a lawn. I bought the Walker for that sole pupose and it doesn't take long to get paid off.

    MATT
     
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    As soon as they start falling I can start smiling on mine too.
     
  5. visions landscape

    visions landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I have found on our big cleanups to S/D first then bag. We can really load our hoppers down and make fewer trips to dump
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Seems there is just no really affordable, viable, user friendly trailer/dump box combination for us Walker owners. I just got the pricing sheet today from Monty @ Dump & Go. Looks to me like a 16' tandem axle with Hyd. end gate is $9000 :eek:

    No pics of the tandem trailers but they do show cabovers.

    www.dumpandgo.com

    I'm waiting for information from Debris Systems Plus formerly "Klipping King" Their prices are probably somewhat similar.

    www.debrissystems.com

    Anybody have any other leads?
     
  7. walker-talker

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

    For that price you could buy a decent, used grain truck with a 16ft bed with hoist and leaf vac.

    MATT
     
  8. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Yeh, but dixie choppers would do a better job just mulching them :rolleyes:

    NOT! :p
     
  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I don't have a Walker but investing in the Trac-Vac for my old Scag was one of the best things I could have ever done for my business. Mulching is fine but for a really clean look nothing beats bagging. We run a Chopper over them first and follow up with the Trac-Vac. Makes things a lot quicker than using just one machine.
     
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Yeee Hawwww

    They are finally falling and the Toro/Walker combo are killing the leaves. I should be charging more because we are much quicker with the shred em and vac em system than ever before.

    The temp went down to about 20 on Thursday night and Friday morning they were falling like rain. We had some trees that were green, completely fall. I have never seen anything like it.

    The Walker is not only useful but it is FUN to be able to pick up leaves instead of mowing for a change.
     

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