Leaf Grinding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 992

    For those into leaf grinding, how long do you grind leaves for? To you grind them till they dont fall anymore, or is there a point where you do a standard fall cleanup?
     
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Just double blade, mow with the discharge in (gator on top and what ever you want on bottom) (see double blade forum) and at the end of the day take care of the last small windrow you have by raising your deck and hitting it one more time and the leaves are gone. What Happened to them? Who cares?
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    We grind them up usually until the snow falls. We blow out the beds real good the last time we figure we will be doing the lawn and mulch the leaves up.
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll grind them until end november,then the ultra vac will go on until spring cleanups are done. Around here I will do leaves from now until March. Not much snow or down time.
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did 2 leaf jobs today. Both were on very wooded lots so the leaves were fairly thick. I have the mulch kit on the Lazer, but this morning I took the exmark mulching blades off and put the gators on with the mulching kit. I wasn't sure what it was going to do. I was completely surprised. One pass over and over 90% GONE. Next pass completely GONE. One customer called me to say the place looked great. He said it looked like I sucked them up and must have dumped them in the woods. The other is 3 doors from my home. He asked me where I put the bags of leaves. :D

    I thought the mulch kit with exmark blades did awesome with leaves. Man was I wrong. The gators with the kit are head and shoulders better. I may get to mulch leaves longer into the season before the vac has to go on.
     
  6. casey

    casey Guest
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    Try the gators with the Exmark blades. No bagging...ever again.
     
  7. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd like to get a mulch kit for my tiger cub but I hear that Scag's mulch kit is a ripoff, being only a plate to cover the discharge chute. Any suggestions?

    Not bad, I may try that and see what happens. Thanks, guys.
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    You could make your own plate and see what happens.
     
  9. casey

    casey Guest
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    CSRA,
    You should be able to modify an Exmark or Toro chamber baffle to fit your Scag.
     
  10. MIDSOUTH

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    hey csra-scag offers a mulch master kit that has the baffles that divide each blade,it works great. Use doubles and it will grind leaves to dust, and to make lawns look really look good I run over the lawn with the ultravac on my lazer to suck up the tidbits of leaves that are left.
     

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