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3 acres of leaves

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Tha5150, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Tha5150

    Tha5150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    2 questions.. time to complete for 3-4 passes and time to start looking better once mulched.

    fyi, all i would do is cover the discharge chute and add gator blades
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    If she is paying you 500 for that job and you run it over with some gators and even with a mulch kit shes gonna be pist. You have no grass the mower isn't going to suck that crap up unless you cut on 1.5 inches.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,356

    Sub it out to a sucker (in every sense of the word) that has a bagging system for 400 and pocket the hundred.

    Go to your Walker dealer and ask to demo a machine for a day.
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  4. Not to mention all that sand...I would charge 1-K, get 2 more guys and have 2-3 blowers, rake and bag....
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  5. BCL Services

    BCL Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    I would say thanks but no thanks! Looks like a major pain in the a$$! Or rent a leaf sucker.
  6. Tha5150

    Tha5150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I can't find a lead sucker or riding vacuum or anything to rent. Nothing. Guess its not going to happen
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  7. I would def take this job, but at the right price, which isn't $500...
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  8. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    We mulch all the time, including live oak. The leaves need to be spread out, we raise the mulching deck 1" above our usual cut and make a slow pass, sometimes two (1/2 inch lower).

    Once done mulching we use the blowers to spread out the mulched leaves. Too much concentrated material in the grass invites fungus.

    $500 for 3 acres is low.
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,082

    we use the same approach....I posted photos last year on the subject...

    check out fall cleanups w/o trailer

    Here is one thjat had pecan leaves...this one was easy...two passes

    Kelly mulching 2004.jpg

    Kelly mulching 2004 3.jpg

    Kelly mulching 2004 2.jpg
  10. Tha5150

    Tha5150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Easymoney, did you use mulch blades and open chute and take or what was tithe process? Looks pretty darn good. But that's a 1/2 acre ;)
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