Tip for increasing productivity in leaf season.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by casey, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. casey

    casey Guest
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    Just realized the "cruise control" on 2 of our BP's only runs at about 90%. Dismanteled "cruise control", which I'm sure most guys use, & hope to see a huge increase in leaf blowing production.
  2. brandy

    brandy LawnSite Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 76

    Offer free lunch by noon if job is done!!!! Then when job gets done in half time tell them in the afternoon that next job is done by quitting time you will buy lunch tommorrow works every time for me!!!
  3. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Carry a spare air cleaner for the backpack blower.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep 2 air cleaners for the mowers. Change them at lunch time. So much dust with leaves, you can then clean the prefilters at night and have them ready to go again in the morning. I got this advice from the exmark factory rep.
  5. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Get a Chopper for reducing the leaves to dust, add a Trac-Vac on a second mower for one pass clean-up.

    Nuff said.
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    another tip: check the air intake on the back pack often. every once in a while leaves will get lodged in between the back pack motor and shoulder harness.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you know you're going to move some by air, i.e. push blower, only cut them once to shuffle them up to the top, twice at the most. Don't make piles of dust with the mower, then move it with the blower. Once you have piles of dust, and they are a considerable size, you might as well tarp it (or vacuum it if that's what you're doing) Otherwise, it just moves too slow.;)
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    when the pile starts to get big ,just take a couple random
    plow thru runs,rather than try to keep moving the pile over.
    with doubles on this speeds the job up. sometimes cuts time in half. works for me and takes full advantage of your mulching
  9. Get a Peco Vac for your ZTR. If you don't have a ZTR, get one.

    click here for Peco

    Red Max EB7000 back pack blowers. They work like 2 of the other brand X blowers.

    Then Giant Vac 3001 leaf loader to truck.

    Very little maual moving of leaves

  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    You mean there is work dealing with leaves? :p

    I thought once you got rid of a w/b with side bagger you had it made. I really do like leaf season now. The ultra vac makes life easy. If I had to go back to the old way I would find a job during the winter bagging only groceries.

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