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4 acres leaves

awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
I TACKLED 4 ACRES OF 1 FOOT OR BETTER PACKED
LEAVES. I usually mulch but this called for
something else.Made 6 ft drag w sides to trap
leaves. 6 ft wide 30 inc high 36 inc deep.
Thing worked pretty good.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Necessity is the mother of invention!
 

FrankenScagMachines

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
IN
Can i see a picture of it? how'd you keep the leaves from clogging the tractor (gardentractor, right?) as you drove through a foot of leaves?
Eric
 
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awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
I DONT HAVE THATpics YET. BUT THE DECK ALSO PUSHED
A LOAD.This was a quick built tool of necessity.
At present i am working on a more effective
one made of 2ft truck fender i picked up at
agricenter.The idea is first to get as much
leaves as possible scooped up into something
that can be dumped fairly easily.It needs to be fairly effective and fast at the same time.It will take a while
to get it the way i want it. If you want Ill try to
have pics then.In any case i think you will still
have to final clean with mower. THANKS TMcountry
 

FrankenScagMachines

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
IN
ok. well i wasn't going to make one, because we don't get more than 2-3" total annually... and i keep up with it with the little sweeper trailer i tow behind the mower... it doesn't hold much, but i am working on a bagger thing for my tractor that hooks to the mower deck (48")and sucks it up into a trailer with sides... only problem is i can't find a squirrel cage blower to vaccuum them up... still looking for one... they have those vacuum trailers for sale at Lowes and lots of other places and lots of lawn mower manufacturers make them for their mowers and so i was going to make one but i need a blower... the piping is some furnace/air conditioner ductwork-about 8" dia. and you can get about any dia. from 4 or 5 " up to 8 or 9 " i think.. i would go with the biggest stuff... but i need a blower.. i can get an engine for the blower if i had a blower... oh well... i will just have to wait for one..
Eric
 

KirbysLawn

Millenium Member
4 acres with over a foot of leaves???? What kind of trees drop enough leaves to go > one foot and cover 4 acres? I have heavy woods taht don't have leaves that thick. How long would a project like this take?
 
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awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
THESE ARE THE THINGS I HAVE FUN WITH.FIGURE
OUT HOW WITHOUT SPENDING THE BANK.The trees
are oak.It didnt help when i backed into it last week
but a little reinforcing and it should be fine.
Makes you really feel smart when you do something
like that.backing into it i mean
 
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