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Rounding up a yard full of nuts!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by michigangrass, Mar 29, 2003.

  1. michigangrass

    michigangrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    New customer,2 acres, spring clean-up, approx. .5 acre of "black" walnuts.

    Any suggestions on a quick and painless round up of the nuts?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Use lots of guys (10) making small piles with plastic feaf rakes, then pick up the piles.
  3. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Go catch a bunch of squirls and let em lose ;)

    I dunno what you have for equip but try using a vac on a mower or use a bp blower and blow them into piles and pick them up.
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    hard rakes an hard backs get em up !!
  5. ConPro

    ConPro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Make piles with a back pack blower ( strong one, RED Max plug ), every 15 cu.ft. After piles, use a coal shovel and can to pick them all up. Obviously tell them that 10% will stay ( honesty sells). Figure how long it will take you. Could donate the nuts to someone for free, Seriously. This is an real easy job.
  6. xpnd

    xpnd LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 378

    There is a dealer in my area that actually sells a nut remover. It is built on the concept of a golf ball picker. As it is pushed around the lawn, nuts are trapped between fingers on a roller. On the back side the nuts are automatically stipped out and collected in a basket. It's a bit pricey but I've seen it work. Their number is 972-423-5220. Ask to talk to Glenn (owner) or Brent or Ronny(in that order). Shipping is no problem.
  7. michigangrass

    michigangrass LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    Thanks everyone...we were joking around about a golf ball machine but now that someone else brought it up, the concept isn't a bad one.

    Thanks again.
  8. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    See the <a href="http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43078">dirt & gravel post</a> just below. Get a Shindiawa power broom and have a versatile tool, instead of a single function tool.

    Almost forgot the reality. Power broom will be 8-10 times faster than a blower for any small dense objects in a lawn or on a pavement.
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261


  10. Kingspointe

    Kingspointe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Rake and save them! If you deer hunt, go put some piles on some trails, bucks luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv 'em

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