More on Leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mow&Snow, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been trying to figure out a way to use my new Kabota tractor on leaf removal this year. It just seems like there aught to ba a way to take advantage of owning this thing. But so far I have had no luck.

  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    if it has a rear pto, you could slap an agri fab pto blower on the back. that could blow some serious leaves.
  3. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ya but blow them to where? Around here I need to remove from the site on most jobs.....
  4. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    blow them all to the curb, or use the mowers to pick them up and mulch them a bit and use that to load them onto the truck instead of a leaf loader ... just like the towns used too
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    go to if you scroll down to pto vacs, they make a trailer unit for kubota. im not sure if it fits your model, but check it out. this is assuming you have a mower deck for your machine.
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just bought this last week. I already have a 3 point hitch Kubota leaf blower that I bought used for Can$200 at a sale. I doubt if I will use it on customers properties for leaves, we are the same as you we haul most leaves away. We will use it for our mixing compost pile and for snow at home. Just too big to move around.

  7. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
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    Use the tractor to take out the trees; that will alleviate the leaf problem for years to come!
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    a truck leaf loader, bring all the leaves and dump them, and use the tractor to "work" the pile until you have compost. Use the tractor again to load the compost onto your truck to sell it back to the customer.
  9. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Just something that u seem to have missed. I LIKE leaves. They make me tons of cash. If I rip out all the trees....
  10. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    You have one heck of a machine to load the leaves onto a truck and spread the leaves out at the compositing site. Guido is right on track of making compost from the leaves that you are paid to remove and then selling them back to the people that you removed them from in the first place.


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