Picking Up Leaves

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by SDNCLAWNCARE, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    What is the easiet way to pick up leaves on a yard clean-up? Garbage cans, Plastic bags, Tarps, Wheelbarrels, etc? Help Guys
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have used large strong trash bags, but this year I have a couple big tarps and clean from beds, etc in lawn the use the lazer and ultra vac to mulch and pick em up, then empty into tarp on trailer...
     
  3. SDNCLAWNCARE

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the INFO...
     
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    Your best bet is going to be a tarp, thats what we used until we upgraded and now use none of the above.
     
  5. BW Landscaping

    BW Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    what kindof tarp?? the one i used always tears
     
  6. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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    Plenty of ways to get it done. Tarps are a pain if you are solo.

    If the lawn is covered, I will vaccum them up with my 21 inch.

    For spring clean ups, I will start at one end of the yard (let the wind be thy friend!) and push it as far as I can with the blower, in a straight line whenever possible. Everything behind ya oughta be clean. I cannot stand a hundred little piles to collect. When the line of leaves gets too big to push, I will stop and either load them on a tarp or rake them into a can.

    Some people mulch it all up first. This is a good idea if space is limited, but it adds time and labor, imo.

    The most important thing I can tell you is to let yourself give up on something that isn't working. Figure out how you can do it with the most efficency from yard to yard.

    (And from what I have seen, tarps are disposable. They will tear. You just have to be prepared for it.)
     
  7. danielmorvant

    danielmorvant LawnSite Member
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    cyclone rake is the best thing ive bought ive used it two winters now and still im amazed at the work this machine does
     
  8. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
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    what did brand mower di you hook the cylcone trake up to ? I am trying to get mine hookd up with a scag turftiger and have a lot of questons I am having to use the MDA with mine and witht he plate that they sent my mda will stick below the bottom of the mower deck about 1.75 inches , Thanks
     
  9. puddin' pie

    puddin' pie LawnSite Member
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    in fall i use tarps. i spring use 55 gal trash can
     
  10. danielmorvant

    danielmorvant LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    i use a kubota 48 inch cut and cyclone sent me the universal boot i had to cut opening to fit. did they ask height and width of youre shute when you ordered. also you can shim top plate if u have to.
     

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