Official Fall Clean Up Thread 2013

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Blades Lawn Maintenance, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Gold Leaf Lawnscapes

    Gold Leaf Lawnscapes LawnSite Member
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    I second that about mulching! Up here leaves get way too deep too fast to stay ahead mulching. Leaf plows or blowers are the way to go in my opinion. I did a cleanup today that usually takes me 6-7 hours with 2 guys, in just an hour with 2 guys, one with a bp blower and me on my hurricane blower. With the right tools and some direction as to how we are going to tackle the job, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time.
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  2. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Never ran a hurricane but they look awesome. I have a wheeled blower and it has saved is so much time over the backpacks and its only a 14hp. I can only imagine what the larger ones are capable of.
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  3. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If we would dump a load of leaves like that on the road the police and city would be all over our backside. We would be fined like you would not believe.
     
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes knowing how to help each other out while using different equipment and direction on how you plan on getting it done. Also being able to change it up when the wind changes.
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  5. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's the way it's done here as long as it doesn't affect traffic. Plus if it was a problem these people can pull all kinds of strings. I'm not going to kill grass on a multimillion dollar property.
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  6. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Some areas, dont know about that one, have curbside leaf pickup. Some areas do and some areas don't. Just depends on the city/borough. Sure is nice when then have it.
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  7. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oh yea that city has curbside pick up! 3-4 maybe more 85hp odb loaders and a dozen dump trucks going for 2 months. Best part is they get the convicts to rake and run the vac.
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  8. Gold Leaf Lawnscapes

    Gold Leaf Lawnscapes LawnSite Member
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    We had 2 9hp little wonder push units and the hurricane outperforms them 6 to 1. If you ever have the chance to try one you will be hooked. Our productivity has gone through the roof with this unit.
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