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Picking Up Trash Before Mowing

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Turf Terror, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Turf Terror

    Turf Terror LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    I got a contract to mow a church property in a less-than-nice neighborhood. Part of my pricing included removing litter along the ouside of their fence before mowing. I bought one of those aluminum "grabber" tools and kept a trashbag on my mower's floorboard--to put the garbage in, but it was windy the day I mowed and the bag was a pain to use.
    My question is...
    Do they make a trashbag holder or nylon net bag that mounts to a ZTR's front/footrest for putting trash that you pick up as you mow?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    How about a small-midsize, hinged swiveling lid plastic trashcan you can hold between your legs?
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

  4. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    stihl makes a bag you're looking for around $13
  5. Turf Terror

    Turf Terror LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113


    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Call jim a W.E chapps we will got out of his way to help.
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    We have an apartment complex that is in an area were kids cut across it after school lets out. Its amazing the amount of garbage generated there during the school weeks versus the summer.

    Anyway, we have one of those aluminum grabbers as well. If I happen to be working solo that day I'll place a 5 gallon pale (old paint can/spackle/etc.) at my feet and use the tongs to get the trash. Works well and costs nothing...provided you find someone that is discarding the bucker. Check construction sites. They will usually give them away cause its less stuff for the dumpster.
  8. Richtree Lawns

    Richtree Lawns LawnSite Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 13

    We use the Stihl Debris bags on our WB. They're great.

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