Ok, here's the scenario. I have to park out on the street with my leaf cleanup equipment. The front yard is probably 1/4 acre, but the back yard is closer to 3/4 acre. All the leaves are in the very back of the property. That's a long ways to blow the leaves all the way to the front of the property. To make matters worse, the back yard is fenced in with a 48" gate. So, I would have to blow all the leaves through the gate and closer to the truck. Or take the tarp and make 128 trips from the back yard to the truck. My question is, would it be more efficient and faster to get one of those self propelled lawn vacuums and suck the leaves up in the back yard. Then maybe dump the shredded leaves from the lawn vacuum bag on a tarp and eventually make one trip with the tarp from the back yard to the truck. And then dump the shredded leaves and suck them up with the big boy leaf loader. I hate pulling tarps from the back of the property all the way to the front. You loose leaves along the way. It takes time to blow the leaves onto the tarp. Then you have to dump the tarp several times. I'm thinking the lawn vacuum idea might work. Has anyone else tried this under these circumstances? I'm not worried about spending money to make things easier and more efficient.