Anyone use WB's for spring clean ups?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Slimreynolds, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    just wondering if anyone uses their WB with bagger to clean up twigs, leaves, etc for spring clean ups. Here in CT it's still chilly and grass is still dormant. Would I look like an idiot mowing just to clean up minor yard debris? It's probably the fastest and most efficient way to do a spring cleaning job with just minor leaves and twigs in my opinion.
  2. GRPM LLC.

    GRPM LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I would use whatever it takes to get your job done efficiently and as long as the property looks good once your done, who cares what people think. More to your question, I usually don't have the mowers on yards until they are ready to be cut first time. Some properties I do clean-ups without mowers, and others I do the clean up at the time of first cut. However, I see most other companies heading out first thing with mowers, cutting yards 2 weeks to early IMO. In a nutshell, whatever works for you.
  3. bustutah

    bustutah LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    We use our Wright Standers to clean up yard debris and the grass from powerraking this time of year. Never had a question from the customer.
  4. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Good to know, thanks.
  5. cslawnandlandscape

    cslawnandlandscape LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 53

    I personally just use wb blowers and backpacks but most of my clients have really small spring clean ups. I agree with above in whatever is most efficient and looks good in the end is the route to go.

    I saw a guy in my area using his Scag ztr (with vac) and while everything was cleaned off, the lawn looked like it took a beating later when I was heading home.
  6. shane-pa

    shane-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    rented a lawn vac. picks up debris and any loose thatch
  7. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    no walk behinds for me, but my ztr with bagger and tine rake on the front, and ground blower combined with back packs makes for a pretty efficient clean up....i'll bring a green barrel, and two tarps and a half dozen rakes for debris that has to be hauled away, but my average spring clean up is 225 hauled away, and takes 1 hour or less, might even include a few branches that need to cut up with a chainsaw but that doesn't slow anything down.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    I just ordered a bagger for my vride so I will be using that for has a dethatcher on it as for the big sticks, those get picked up before I go over the lawn with the mower/dethacher
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  9. Slimreynolds

    Slimreynolds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    That's my plan...JRCO dethatcher, high lift blades, and a bagger. I would blow all the leaves/debris off of flower beds onto grass then just make a pass with the WB and suck everything up. Much faster than blowing into a pile,
  10. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I use mowers. It looks really nice after. Toro 30 baby

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