Meg-mo Vrs Leaves....

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by KathysLGC, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok i know many who haven't used them want to know how well they really work so i decided to post a few pics of just how well they do in leaves.

    You'll see on this property many trees are still green and they lawn sucks so it won't do a good job at hiding the mulched leaves but this is just to show what meg-mos can do and how small they chop up the leaves. i had to go over this small pile about 4-5 times to get them like this and most of the passes where in reverse. i like to keep the shoot down to keep the output from being spread to far. Since I'm side discharging and mulching I want the leave to stay close.

    These are the before pics.

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  2. advantage landscaping

    advantage landscaping LawnSite Member
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    OK, and? the after?
     
  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now here are the after pics..........

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  4. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here are some close up pics of just how small the leaves get. As you can see from the leaf, they really do mulch leaves well but if you plan to mulch the leaves you will need to know their limit. This was obviously too many leaves to mulch but since it was a crappy part of the lawn I didn't care.

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  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd assume that you blow those leaves off the lawn so they don't create a "mat" and block out the grass growth?
     
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    You need an OCDC man!

    Check my sig.
     
  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In this part of the lawn there is no need to blow out the leaves except for around the tree. There was hardly any grass there to begin with. i would mulch that many leaves on a lawn. this was just to show how Meg-mos work.

    TLS, They're not really meant to be used with an OCDC but i am thinking of getting one..... How much?
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can use an OCDC with any type of blade.
    Wait until you try mulching when you can close off the discharge. You think those clippings are small!

    $125 plus actual UPS shipping.
     
  9. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hmmmm $125. isn't so bad. I have a blade sharpener for sale. If it sells I'll buy it off you.

    Meg-mo claims there system works best side discharging
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me know.

    Sure all blades work best when side discharging.

    But when you don't want to spray the side of a house with green grass, or you don't want to discharge leaves 3 swaths away, you need to do something. You stated you simply lower your shoot. Well this does the same thing! Plus you can TOTALLY close off the discharge. Not to mention directing it down at a sharp angle to blow off driveways, and loosen stubborn packed down wet leaves.
     

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