leaf season is coming soon

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Drew Gemma, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What are we going to do differnt from last year? Lets here it and who uses their ztrs to pick up leaves is that worth it or just as easy to blow and suck em up.
     
  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Depends if you need to empty the mower 3-5 times then no big deal and I have a few that are that easy. But some of mine are surrounded by trees some have a few thousand and the leaves can be 4-8 inches deep on the ground before you start anything obviously emptying the trac vac 4 times in a pass would piss me off to much so in that case far easier to blow em then suck them up at the truck.
     
  3. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Last year I used the wb and bagger, worked fairly well. This year I'll be doing the same, only with the ztr. Most of my customers I clear the leaves every week with the mow, so they generally don't get too thick.
     
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    same here, except this year with the eXmark, gonnna be easy compared to the honda.
     
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Pretty much the same as last year, we try to grind up as much as possible with the Stander, then run them through the truck loader. I am praying that we have a fall like last year, I was done a week before Christmas. My best finish ever.
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Last season we used a Little Wonder HPV (it did not like wet leaves at all!) this season we got our hands on a Little Wonder blower 13hp! and Echo backpack blowers they should do some damage. And we are only blowing to the curbs this year because we hooked up with a LLC that has a truck mount vac and dump truck. We obviously won't get all the $$ but its going to be a lot eaiser! :p
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    side discharge with meg mo's. didn't u see my pictures? what IS WRONG with you people??????
     
  8. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
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    Could you give me a link to the pictures?
    I don't believe I saw them ;)
     
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i don't know how to do "links" , i'm an ignorant lawnboy, remember? i believe though, the name of the thread was, "leaf cleanup with meg mo's"
     
  10. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Well, I did a search and found a thread called cleaning leaves with my meg mo's
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=87130
    but found no pictures you refer to. As I was looking through the thread I realized, if you can't deal with a link, you probably can't handle pictures either.
    Did I misunderstand your reference to pictures?
     

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