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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ACutAbovesiny, May 5, 2007.

  1. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    They're called gumballs, the br600 backpack cleans them up with a relative ease.
  2. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Thanks for all the info. Had no idea they were from sweet gum trees.
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    :laugh: :laugh: When I saw this post I was thinking "this is going to be a good laugh here":laugh: I have never heard a term down here like this so can't say I know what they are. Only itchy balls I dealt with was after getting in some poison ivy:laugh: Sorry, could not resist! Good luck in finding a solution!
  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Its so weird that everyone around here knows exactly what Im talking about but other people have no idea. It must be a Staten Island thing...Ive always referred to them as "itchy-Balls."
  5. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 798

    We call them gumballs here also.
  6. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    here too

    I run over them a couple of times with my lazer with the bagger on it. It does ok but they will jamm in your pulleys and throw the belt off some times.
  7. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 517

    We call it Jock Itch here.
  8. tdf

    tdf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    After a week of 90+ temps we call it having the dog balls.
  9. chris638

    chris638 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    If you really want to make some money. Become a custom applicator and then sell your customer's tree injections using a product called 'Snipper' that prevents the gum balls from forming. Some judge years ago had a hankering to go around and plants Sweet Gums everywhere. People get fed up with raking them. People around here pay decent money for that injection.
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Interesting...how long is the process? Multiple injections or seasonal?

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