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leaf vac's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by duke99, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. duke99

    duke99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    i know the best way of removing leaves is by sucking them all up .. but what happens if you have a house that has a huge back yard and small front yard .. and 1 36 inch gate .. and its about 30 feet to the street where your vac is ??????
  2. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    u blow the leaves on to tarp drag out front and dump suck and go
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    tarp and drag, leaf plow, remove one section of fence, regardless, you charge alot more for the agervation
  4. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 589

    mulch 'em all, I have a leaf vac and still mulch most of our leaves.

    I thought about buying a long 6" hose so I could put the vac in the back yard and blow them to the trailer in the front, but then I saw the prices of those hoses.
  5. duke99

    duke99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    yah .. most of my properties are small but one .. and the guys back yard is about 40 ft depth by about 35 ft width ... every square inch of the yard was covered .... needless to say was about 4 hrs to do by myself .... seriously considering a leaf loader .. or sumtin
  6. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    What we've been doing is setting up our push blower (I've got an ancient Fradan), at the gate, blowing out toward the street, then moving the leaves to it with the PB600's, just get the leaves in front of it and Whoosh, out the gate they go. We've done the tarp and drag but the tarp always gets caught on the way through, we've tried raking them out the gate or blowing them out after we've piled them near the gate, we've enen removed a fence panel or two to make for better access, but found the blower setting just inside the gate blowing out to be the most efficient method so far. Hope it helps,
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    And charge per hour!
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I've done that before, it works very well.
  9. Chuckie

    Chuckie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    In less than 15 minutes, a 10 hp or greater wheel blower will bring all those leaves to the side of fence that has your 36 inch gate . Then like Matt said, we set the blower up at the gate entrance, we then use a leaf plow or hand rake to push in front of said blower and woooooosh. Now with all the leaves on the outside of fence, we start wheel blowing again to the street. Job done. Less than 45 minutes for one guy. Now imagine if you had two guys on that job. Good Luck
  10. duke99

    duke99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    all i know is that i hate leaf season .. lawn and snow season .... GREAT ... but its like you just clean up the yard the first time ... 2 days later .. and there all back again ... ARGGGG !! LOL

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