Most Efficient Way To Remove Leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SUGAR_CUT_MARK, Sep 25, 2003.


    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    Ok, i just started my LCO this summer, and i'm interested in doing leaf removal this fall.

    1. Can i get some feed back from experienced guys as to what technique (s) is the most efficient way to remove leaves, ie: blowing them into a pile then sucking them up with a truck loader, or using an accelerator type bagger, or blowing them onto a tarp???

    2. Also, what equipment is the best???
  2. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    blowing them into a pile then sucking them up with a truck loader
  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Mulching them with one mower and running behind that with the Trac-vac unit on the other mower.

    Fast and efficient.

    Dump at curb and ride out!:waving:
  4. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    1)What kind of equipment do you own?
    2)Is this a huge volume of leaves, or just a few trees?
    3)How many properties?
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I do it this way also, except use a walker and after dumping at curb, use a leaf loader to load into the truck.
  6. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    In some of the 'high rent" districts here the city will come by and vaccume all the leaf piles left at the curb. In the other areas you have to haul them away yourself.
  7. challenger55

    challenger55 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    get a walker
    or blowing it in piles with a eb7001 will do fine
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    We blow out all beds into lawn. Push blow these into a pile, suck into truck. Mow/bag the lawn.
  9. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    Blower, Rake on to a 6x8 tarp (tent stakes if windy), load straight into the truck.

    Works well for 1 or 2 guys. DON'T buy a cheap tarp. Get a canvas one - trust me. You can get a LOT of leaves onto a tarp.

    Can be used for leaves, branches and even small logs. E-Z and FAST!
  10. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 420

    I do the same as Blades of steel. Mow and blow them into piles and use the leaf loader.:D

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