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leaf removal, best blower vac?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kinneberg lawn service, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    haha ok but i have made customers because their current service just mulched over the leaves. but whatever works for you i don't have a problem with it
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I have a handheld blower/vac, backback blowers, a 10HP walk behind blower, a rear bagger for my mower and a leaf vac/loader. The handheld blower/vac is strictly for detail work. For my solo operation the leaf loader didn't work. If I had a dump truck instead of a dump trailer that might change, but I have to pick between bringing my mower or the vac, so the mower wins. In general I use the backpack blowers to blow the leaves out to where I can grind them up a little and pick them up with the mower.

    For about half of my lawns I blow the heavy accumulations to the woods and pick the rest up with the mower....large 2+ acre yards surrounded by woods. The other half don't have onsite disposal options so the leaves are gound up and picked up with the mower which I haul in my dump trailer in the spring and fall. My experience is that mulching works, to a point. You won't see me trying to mulch heavy accumulations of leaves into a lawn.

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