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PLLandscape Work and Equipment

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PLLandscape, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks! Hate to say but it's Idea Spectrum. Cheap and works for now.
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  2. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good score on the leaf loader, I'm hoping to get one here soon. Hope it works well for you:waving:
     
  3. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, it was quite the score for how cheap I got it (think of filling up a pickup 2 times) The only downfall is lower HP and a smaller intake. But for the few properties it works great and after the test today the newer "holeless" hose helps create a lot more suction. Get a lot more and a large loader will be in a crate in my driveway. But that would be a next season thing.
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  4. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How much hp does it have?
     
  5. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it's a 5hp. Not like the 18hp Billy Goats. It'll still take my glove of my hand if I'm not careful.
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  6. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just because it's called LAWNsite I might put in the occasional stripe picture. Smaller property, great people. Someone else does the landscape maintenance (I got called because the other company who mowed was horrible) but I'm working on getting that work too because their work is not the best and stuff is getting seriously out of control.

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  7. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Put the budget leaf loader to work today. I arrived at this property figuring I'd have a few leaves to mulch up on the lawn and maybe some stragglers to blow out of the large front bed. Was I surprised to see this. Seems like the trees are turning and dropping very early this year.

    For those who will say they see a leaf here and there this is not a final clean up and leaves are still falling. Much easier to manage this stuff weekly then waiting for a wall of leaves to build up. May be able to wrap up my normal fall cleanups much sooner than last year which would be nice. Except the oaks are still holding their leaves.....

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  8. scag3wheel

    scag3wheel LawnSite Member
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    How did the loader work? I to bought one that I could afford this year and have just been using it in my own yard with small piles due to lack of falling leaves near me. Mine is lower hp to so I am just curious to how yours worked with a larger pile.
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  9. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Took a while for sure compared to those other loaders on the market. But then again I don't have a ton of cleanups to do so it works great. If I had a lot of cleanups and needed more efficiency I'd be buying a bigger loader.
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  10. PLLandscape

    PLLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Side note, looks like the effort into getting that shredder blade did not really pay off. Leaves were in one piece when I dumped today. Oh well.
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