My small time leaf removal set up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass_cuttin_fool, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Here are a few pictures of my set up. Most every where here you can just put the leaves back in the woods. I had a call last week that the customer wanted them GONE, didnt want to see them again.

    wayne

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  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would gather up the leaves with my cyclone rake and then dump them out, after 2-3 loads I would switch hoses and load the dump trailer

    wayne

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  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    This was a day after we recieved about 2 inches of rain. I had to prop the hose up on the tiger cub. If I didnt , sometimes the leaves would clog some and the 7.5 briggs didnt have enough to push the load straight up 6 feet into the trailer

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  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I had to make 2 trips, 1 with the equipment trailer and 1 with the dump trailer. Alltogether I had to make 5 trips, 4 to shuttle trailers from home to the property and back and 1 time to dump the trailer

    wayne

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  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    The dump trailer handled 6 full loads of leaves from the cyclone rake. The dump trailer is a 6x10 with 2 foot extra height sides on it. They need to be 3-4 feet. My old chevy had no problem handleing the load, they were lighter than I thought hey would of been

    wayne

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  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    One more of the rig. I never have owned any other loader, but the 7.5 briggs done a good job I thought. I would like to have a dedicated loader for the dump though. It would speed things up alot and take alot of wear of the cyclone rake also

    wayne

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  7. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    that looks like a lot of work and maintenance on that machine for only a few accounts.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    I appreciate your ongoing news of how the CR is working. I am considering one for next season.....

    I was thinking about a similar set up but possibly with a dedicated pipe for loading the trailer....6" PVC maybe.....

    Keep it coming....
     
  9. seacoastlandscape

    seacoastlandscape LawnSite Member
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    sure it isnt faster to just tarp them into the trailer especially when its wet.
     
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    So far and hopefully this is the only account that I have to remove the leaves from. Most everyone will let me put them in the woods or in town they have pickup service and I can dump them in the edge of the street

    wayne
     

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