Painfull Fall Cleanups

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iclgs, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. iclgs

    iclgs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    Does anyone have a cheap way to make fall cleanups more effcient and quicker?? I use 2 blowers anda few rakes!!

    Any ideas???

    Aza
    Groundskeepers, Inc.:blob2:
     
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    A bagging system on your mowers. I also suggest wear gloves when using the rakes or you will get blisters. If you are not using backpack blowers the switch to them right away they are a real labor saver.
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    YESssss...get rid of those rakes! when you are raking you aren't making any money!

    GEO
     
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    I would look into any machine that will get you away from the rakes. Little Wonder blowers, grass catchers, leaf boxes etc.


    Gravely_Man
     
  5. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Back pack blowers,
    mowers with double blades and bag systems, tarps .:)
     
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    A 10 hp walk behind blower, a back pack blower, and a leaf loader sucking the leaves into a dump truck or dump trailer. Also a hard working laborer that can keep moving while you are dumping the truck.
     
  7. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    No rakes....just blowers and a leafvac on the dump truck
     
  8. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    If you don't have the $$ to go out & buy blowers rite away you could always rake the leaves onto a tarp and then drag the tarp to your dumping area. Thats how we started out...stick with it...it'll all pay off over time.

    Now we use a Buffalo Turbine Blower. The only thing that could move more leaves than that machine would have to be an actual tornado from Mother Nature.
    www.buffaloturbine.com
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    RAKE???

    I thought 4 letter words weren't allowed here...LOL. I haven't picked up a leaf rake in years!!!
     
  10. Ricks Z28

    Ricks Z28 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 122

    I can't believe all the people that still pick up leaves in the fall. All I do is blow out the beds with my Stihl BR 400 and grind EM up with my 27 LQ eXmark 72" and it looks as good as picking them up.
     

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