1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

New toy, Cyclone Rake Z-10!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dwost, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    you won't ever be able to fill it completely with grass, too heavy. with leaves you can fill it right up to the top no problem in about 10 min with 12" deep leaves
     
  2. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    How well does it grind up the leaves? Thanks!
     
  3. Birdman

    Birdman LawnSite Member
    from 6
    Posts: 51

    That all dependsd on if the leaves are wet or dry and how fast you run over them. The slower you go the better it cuts them up.
     
  4. A+Grounds

    A+Grounds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    about a 1:10 ratio
     
  5. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    Dwost have to tried cutting the grass wide open the first pass, just blowing out the clippings. Then hook on the Cyclone and pick up whats lying on top, and run a little faster..
    Seems like you could use a hi lift gator blade to chop it up finer too, leaving some of the smaller clippings behind by running on a higher setting and still get the nice stripes. I'm always looking for ways to save on the amount of clippings picked up and still leave a nice stripe. Either way a very nice setup!
     
  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,666

    Yeah, I thought about it and I'm sure that would definitely make a difference but I didn't get around to trying it. I just got back from being out of town for a week hoping to give it one more good run and try this out but most of the leaves have blown into the woods. Looks like I'll have to wait till next year. Still have to suck out the beds and there are a few stragglers around but that's about it.

    All in all I have to say this did make my life so much easier. Also by beefing up the hitch sleeve it did lessen the rear sway making it handle better. When I ran it before I left, I was cutting a mix of grass and leaves. It literally packed it completely full. It was a b@#$h to clean it out but man can it hold some debris!
     

Share This Page