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Quick question about leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by STIHL GUY, Jun 15, 2008.


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    for leaves this fall would it work if i blew all the leaves out of the beds and into the yard and picked them up with my mower that has a 14 HP Kawi? would it work or shoud i buy a push leaf vac? Thanks for the help guys
  2. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Can you get a bagging system for your ransome? I got one for my tiger cub and it works great for this application. i also use it to pick up shrub clippings that i blow out of beds after trimming.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    im not sure if i can get one but i wasnt sure if i should get a leaf vac or not. ill look into the bagger

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i looked into it and i can get a bagger for the ransome
  5. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,191

    if there isnt too many leaves , which would become a burden on the engine , i like blowing them out of beds then with open shoot keep passing over them to grind them smaller and propel them into one area / pile that i can then easily rake onto a tarp . we prefer to use an old back up mower for this so as not to strain the engines on our newer machines if we get into mowing up too dense a pile of leaves . then we do a final pass with bagger on to clean up most the leaf bits .
  6. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 839

    Tarp and dump. if it's not too many
  7. LuckhardtLawnService

    LuckhardtLawnService LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Depending if you only do a few leaf jobs a year, we bought a Billygoat leaf machine that we have made our dumpbed into a huge box with a cloth tarp over the sides and we just blow all the leaves in a pile, tarp them and then dump them behind the truck and we suck them all up with the Billy Goat leaf machine. But I do alot of leaf removals.. If you do alot and actually have somewhere to dump ur leaves this method works really good..
  8. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Have you looked at a trac-vac for your mower. I know that they have several models, and one of those should fit the ransome. This way you will at least have somewhat of a collection system on the mower.
  9. Chris G

    Chris G LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    if you could get a trac vac you would not have to worry to much about the strain on the engine as it has a separate motor for its impeller
  10. kman8674

    kman8674 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    i have walk behind mowers(toro) when i blow out the beds then try to bag them with my mower it doesnt look the best so i blow the whole lawn down picking up heavy as i go along. am i wasting to much time doing this?

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