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  1. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I want to get everyone's thoughts and price they would charge for each of the 2 properties(side by side/neighbors) that I'm listing. The Ou.jpg pics are front and back of 1 property. The No.jpg pics are of the home next to it. Only front. no back pics, I hate I didn't get any of the back, it...
  2. Landscape Maintenance
    Hello all I am new to this site and I want some opinions on my lead vac set up. I recently bought a 18hp Billy goat debris loader for my dump trailer that is 12x7 downeaster dual axles with a 8000lbs payload capacity. I need to know how tall to build the sides on the trailer for what this...
  3. Trucks, Trailers and ATV/UTV
    Anyone have any experience or ideas for mounting a leaf vac on the front of a truck that already has a plow receiver attached to the frame? Current setup is a Billy goat DL18 on a swing away hitch (rear mounted), but it doesn't swing out quite far enough to clear the gate when dumping.
  4. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hey guys, I am looking to purchase a billy goat loader for my dump trailer. I am in the process of building new sides to accommodate the additional volume but need some help on my choice of leaf loader. Basically, do I spend $2600 on the DL1301H [13hp honda, 8"intake,14.25" impeller, 12:1...
  5. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I did a leaf cleanup/bagging last year and was severely burned by it. Never again would make that mistake again. The job in question now is about (25) 42 gallon bags worth of live oak leaves, and the method would be using a blower to gather them all up and picking them up with a rake to bag...
  6. Marketplace
    I have a little wonder debris loader I obtained in a package deal. Its a 14hp Subaru. I have never used but the previous owner used once a season on some cottonwood leaves. Intake hose is still clear. Comes with receiver hitch mount. Like new. $2300. Will ship anywhere if buyer pays...
  7. Landscape Maintenance
    Not sure if im in the right spot for this, but i couldnt find anywhere else for leaf removal. I am in my second year of business, last year i used a echo handblower, rakes, and tarps; and loaded unshredded leaves onto an open trailer and open truck bed :gunsfirin:wall backbreaking and stressful...
  8. Lawn Mowing
    As I'm thinking about trying to keep maximum revenue in the fall and winter I am needing advice on which piece of equipment would suit my needs the best. I'll give you a little insight into my thinking pattern so far and some info about my business that will help you give ideas. We are 90%...
  9. Marketplace
    Does anyone have a used DR Leaf and Lawn Vacuum they would like to sell? Must be in good condition.
  10. Original Pictures Forum
    I have been doing it this way for seven years now. This way has freed up $$$ to purchase other equipment such as: New Skid Loader ~ New Back Pack Blowers ~ New mowers ~ Trucks ~ Snow Blowers Yes that is a tarp, doubled up! Cables bolted to the floor, crawling underneath the tarp....ready to be...
  11. Landscape Maintenance
    I recently had a homeowner ask me to bid on their leaf removal on a 1.5-1.75 acre yard. I don't often bid out leaf removal and this is a big one. So a few questions: Do I just give an estimate and charge by the hour? How much time do you think I should budget for in the estimate? What...
  12. Marketplace
    1999 F350, DRW, 4x4, 18 hp Little Wonder truck loader, 8' snow plow, dump box holds 15 cubic yards and will hold about 45 cubic yards of raked leafs. 85,500 miles, extended cab. If you deal with a lot of leaves this is the truck for you. Truck loader is mounted on the front of the truck and...
  13. Lawn Mowing
    This is my first time posting in here...I think??...I come here and am greatly benefited by all the expertise and know how I have found. Thanks! However, now I am looking for some replacement bags for my Everride Warrior. My dealer? is no longer a dealer because Ariens stopped the line ??? I...
  14. Lawn Mowing
    Hey just wanted to put this out there. I work for a local LCO company that offers curbside leaf clean up to our customers and other LCO's. We will vac up your yard waste off the curb of your properties. All our yard waste is recycled and turned to compost, we do not deposit in the landfills...
  15. Landscape Maintenance
    Now that mowing has slowed down I am getting ready to start leaf removal soon. I was wondering what are some quick and effective way you guys handle leaves . I dont own a leaf loader . I will use 2 back pack blowers , a 36 with a grass catcher , and a tarp. I was thinking about coming by to...
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