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leaf plow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mdb landscaping, Oct 17, 2000.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    any body out there have a jrco leaf plow for a walk behind. i just purchased one today and the dealer is installing it on my 48 inch scag. any comments on this product?
  2. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    What if i told you it wasnt worth two cents.

    You've already bought it. Shouldn't you have asked the question prior to making your purchase. PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY.

    I have not personally used one, but a competitor uses one and it seems to do a nice job. I would much rather push the leaves around with the mower than using a tarp.
  3. Tomslawncare1

    Tomslawncare1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    mdb. I've had one for 3 years now. I wonder why the hell I didn't buy it 6 years ago. Once you've used it you'll love it. I used to push with my mower also but said to myself there's got to be a better way. You wont belive how big of a pile you can push with it. I have not seen a tarp in 3 years since I bought it.
  4. Scotty

    Scotty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    I bought one 3 years ago for the DC. It's a HUGE time and back saver, I would highly recommend the plow to anyone who removes leaves or pushes leaves to other areas on property.
  5. luckylawnboy

    luckylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    Ok I don't really under stand why you would really want to push the leaves around all day. I just run over them 3 or 4 for times with my Dixie till there all gone. well small enough to settle in the grass, so what do you do after you have a pile of leaves the size of mount everst.I really hate leaves, so what is the best way to take care of them.
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    hey luckylawnboy,
    i dont know where you are from, but up here in CT leaves are massive. there is no way you could just run them over with mower. usually the plow is used to move piles that blowers cant move anymore. then you push them to a central location and suck them up with a leaf sucker
  7. luckylawnboy

    luckylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 431

    What kind of set up do you use for a leaf sucker. and what is the capacity of leaves able to hold
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i currently dont have a leaf sucker, but i have somebody contracted out to do that for me. i was working with a guy who had a f250 with a box and then a dump trailer 5 by 8 with a box. they were about 8 ft tall. he used a 25 hp honda giant vac leaf loader
  9. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    My leaf rig is a 16hp loader mounted on a swinging door on a 12' dump. When the box is on it is 7.5x12x6. I will try the plow this year.
  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    We have a lot of leaves down here in the south, can't imagine having to plow them! I don't understand why Ct. would have so many more than other parts of the country. Do you collect them once a year or do you do routine maintenance on the lawns? We run over them and what doesn't get mulched gets bagged.

    I guess you'd have to be there.


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