McG_Landscaping

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by McG_Landscaping, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Damn! I have been searching craigslist everyday and just been paying attenion to anywhere that would possibly have one for sale recently! I went to buy an older Exmark for $500 and needless to say it was sold very quickly!! There will be others! I am also searching for a dump insert. It is getting old pitch forking 22 yards worth of grass out of my truck after mowing all of those yards!
     
  2. 93Chevy

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    Try shoveling with one of those big wide aluminum shovels. I like that a lot better than a porchfick.
     
  3. McG_Landscaping

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    I will have to give that a try! Usually by the end of the day mowing it has become compacted and I have to break it up to get it out of the truck.
     
  4. Pressedun

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    Scratch that post, I thought I had read mulch!
     
  5. 93Chevy

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    Those aluminum shovels have a huge scoop so you can get a lot of material, but are thin enough that you can slide them under compacted grass. Just go along the bedliner...you can't shovel into the grass.
     
  6. 93Chevy

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    I like those shovels for mulch also.
     
  7. Pressedun

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  8. Pressedun

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    Yeah I use the plastic snow shovels, double use - use em in the winter and the summer for mulch.

    Use one of those Fork Hoes and then a regular leaf rake after to clean it out real nice, it'll work man. The other thing I used to do is put a large tarp in the bed before you put grass on it then once you get some off with the Fork Hoe you can pull the tarp off.
     
  9. McG_Landscaping

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    I will try using both. My uncle has one of those metal shovels (where I dump) and I actually have one of those hoe/rakes in my shed! I never thought about using it but I will give it a try!
     
  10. Pressedun

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    You'll be amazed how quick those things are man... those 1 foot wide garden rakes I thought were the best until I used one of those Fork Hoes!
     

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