Mulch em, Bag em, Here in WI. we BALE EM!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by MOW ED, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is quite possibly the coolest piece of equipment that I have seen in operation.
    People dump the bagged, mulched, raked, blown etc leaves to the curb. The city sends around a little tractor with a big push/pull broom on it to get everything into the street.
    The city has this little leaf bailer that drives along at about 5 to 10 mph and bails (with twine) the leaves. It is a great time and labor saving machine. The bails are spit out the back and the front end loader with the forks picks a couple of them up and into a dump truck.
    The street cleaner follows up. No one is walking. They are very fast.
    I don't know the specs on it but it sure is cool to watch. I took some MPEG video. If you want to see it and have cable I'll send you a copy.

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  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    the approach

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  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    eating

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  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    bailed

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  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    taken away

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  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    brushed up

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  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that is awesome!!, send me the vid theviper1985@cs.com

    that has to be so much easier for the city!!
     
  8. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    It doesn't look like a cheap operation... What do they do with the bales?
     
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bales go into a big dump truck and are carted off to the citys compost site. Its a free site but it has limited hours so it isn't too useful to me.
    I mulch and vacuum. (Politically correct answer) anyway so all the junk goes to the curb.
     
  10. greensummer

    greensummer LawnSite Member
    from canada
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