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Leaf removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by smikes, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. smikes

    smikes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    What do you think is the best for leaf removal? For places that build up alot of leaves in the fall and have a place to dump on property, I am interested in a vacuum /mulching type that way the pile is smaller and less problems with piles getting blown around. Some of the places I would use it have lawns that extend into the woods so I would have to manuver easily.

    Any thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated!
  2. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    i have a HPV by Little Giant 6hp motor it has an atachment that you can buy to get into flower beds etc..ran about 800 with commercial discount where i buy my products...they also have a self propelled one which is a bit more expensive...not sure if i would recommend that b/c where i work if it is wet i think the traction would suck and tear the yard up....

    it works well with almost all types of debris....does not work well if leaves are soaking wet...
  3. curbking

    curbking LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    that's a good option. you probably don't need the self propelled version (although it's a great help in the right climate.)
  4. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 831

    I like the blower idea, the self propelled would be nice casue it sucks pulling a walkbehind blower if its hilly, but i dont think it would be to effiecent.
  5. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 645

    I do my leaf customers in 3-4 rounds...or...a cleanup once a week for 3-4 weeks. It's easy to keep up with the leaves and it gives me steady work throughout the end of October/beginning of November.
  6. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    buy a walker

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