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Endless Task

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RAlmaroad, May 6, 2008.

  1. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Messages: 2,248

    Hey Guys:
    Before you laugh yourA$$ off just read a little further:
    This is for just me and I DO NOT MOW FOR ANYONE. I have Live Oaks in SC. These things shed their leaves in Spring just when the grass is coming out of dormancy and they must be picked up. I have a riding Snapper 28" Hi-Vac for this, but the problem is that little bag gets filled before even making the first round. Does anyone have a bigger solution for picking up and bagging those.
    We generally have 60-70 contractor bags that we have to take to the dump. I though about taking the chipper shredder and breaking them up but that is even more work. Just mowing that lawn, and it isn't too big (17K) takes all day and many trips to the dump and we can only make one trip/day. And the real task is that we have to do this about 4 times. Regular mowing is not a problem.
    Surely there's got to be a better way and if you know--give me a solution.
    I can make anything.
    Thanks, Roy
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Just have a commercial service come by and vacuum them up for you, then it's their problem !!
  3. Quix

    Quix LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    How about running over the leaves first with the mower, then bagging. They would take up a lot less bags.

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