My invention, the Slap-on attachment, is now being sold at WW Grainger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slapon, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    Hello everyone,

    This same post was made on the the Landscape Maintenance forum, so I'll apologize up front to those that are offended.

    I'm going to make this as short as possible. I just signed on with this site as a sponsor so that I can share my product with you. I'm just a small time entrepreneur/inventor that was lucky enough to have WW Grainger see value in my product. I am now an authorized supplier for Grainger, which is a great honor of mine to be affiliated with them. You can find my product, the Slap-on attachment, on their website, www.grainger.com, and typing "slap-on" in the search field. It was just added to their product lineup this month, so all of the required and optional accessories for the product have to still be worked out. Its purpose is to assist you in fall cleanups and other cleanups that might require raking or sweeping.

    The attachment works on Grainger's 48 and 55 gallon Tough Guy
    square receptacles, product #s 5DMV5 and 6YLP6. The item number for ordering the can liners from Grainger is 5XL60. They are 42.5" wide by 48" long, 1.1 mil in thickness, low density, and 56-gallon capacity can liners. You can reference my web page, www.slapon.net, to get a better understanding of the Slap-on attachment's use. A frequent poster here has tried the product and may be willing to share with you his experiences. I'll have to check with him though before I let you know if it's alright.

    Please let me know what you think. Your opinions are very important to me and I will respond to every inquiry. I'll also apologize up front that you will probably be seeing a lot of posts from me because it is so important that I share my message about this product. Also, please share this information with anyone that may be interested in the product.
     
  2. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    Here's the link for the discussion on the other forum: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=386079

    You're all welcome to add your input. It's much appreciated. Thanks, Eric
     
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Just posted over there. Good Luck
     
  4. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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  5. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't undertand its value. I can take a big bag and place my two shoes on the bag holding it to the ground and my hand to hold it open. The key is to utilize the wind to blow the bag open. So what else do I need?
     
  7. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    First, you're bending over and paddling leaves in the loosely held bag, not very good on the back. Not the case with the Slap-on product. You sweep or rake the leaves into the bin like you would a dust pan, except this receptacle has a 23" square opening to collect the debris. Second, you only have one free hand available to paddle the leaves in the bag (the second hand is required to hold the bag). With the Slap-on attachment, no paddling of leaves with a single hand is necessary. Instead, you have a leaf rake or other appropriate tool available to forcibly sweep or push leaves or other debris into a bag. That's why you're able to fill a 55 gallon bag in approximately 20 seconds with the Slap-on attachment.

    Third, because your feet need to remain in place to hold the bottom of the bag flush to the ground, you've lost all mobility to move around your area to collect other leaves or debris to bring over to where you're attempting to bag them. Not the case with the Slap-on attachment with the receptacle. You're free to move about to gather sufficient quantities of leaves or debris to continue your bagging. Fourth, as you indicated, because the bag is freely held, the wind and other factors could interfere with your ability to keep the bag sufficiently open. You're left fighting with the elements. That is not the case with the Slap-on attachment and the receptacle. The bag is enclosed and secure along the complete wall of the receptacle. That means you have an opening that is 23" square that goes approximately 30" deep to the base of the receptacle. That's quite a large collection bin.

    Fifth, because your bag is loosely held, it is difficult to compact the leaves in the bag to get the bag's full value in capacity. That is because the bag tends to give where there is least resistance Not the case with the Slap-on attachment and square receptacle. Because the bag is enclosed by a solid walled receptacle, the bag has nowhere to give. That maximizes your ability to compact the leaves. I'm sure others could name some other advantages, but those are a few I thought of off of the top of my head.
     
  8. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    Bumping it up.
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok you understand exactly how I do it.....now how about some pictures of the product holding the bag open. You just might have something worth while since it looks like it will store away nicely. The competion for you is that plastic device that fit on the inside of the bag and expands. those have advantage over you because it protects bag from being torn when inserting debris.
     
  10. slapon

    slapon LawnSite Member
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    To answer your question, if you mean the flexible plastic sheet, it generally will not work well with a square receptacle so you lose the advantages of having a square receptacle to lay flat on the ground.

    How about joining our conversation on the other forum?: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=386079

    It's been really active over there, and I'm sure you'll find some other useful information regarding the product. Thanks, Eric
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012

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