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Fall clean up. A whole neighborhood

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by TPnTX, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    you do a lot of cleanup jobs?
  2. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 440

    well first off 2 backpacks in not enought. what you could do is use the back packs to blow leaves from beds and buy a walk behind blower, put all the leaves in the street and network with someone with a loader to suck up the piles or just tarp them into big trailers with high walls
  3. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I would find a company locally that is fit to do this and sub it out. If leaves are down there like they are here, thats a huge amount of leaves.

    My guys blow to curb and I have a 100hp jp diesel odb vac the sucks them up. Works flawlessly
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    This fits the criteria for begging for a bail-out from the government,
    I would be so on my way to Washington D.C. right about now.

    I'll save you some time.
    When you get there, they will want something from you, so get this: A Plan!
    And they won't let you get any money without it, so...
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  5. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 440

    get a camshell bagger it will help ALOT
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Can you get a catcher for your 61" Z mower? I know that's more mower than needed for those lawns during the normal growing season, but the catcher on a big mower like that (same as I use) would work wonders. The catcher is gonna cost about the same as the BG walkbehind vac, but it will cover over double the swath and you get to sit on it.

    My machines will suck concrete clean too, just have to keep the deck set pretty low. So that's an option if you have a lot of leaves blown into the street, it can get those and the lawns.
  7. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 440

    agree 1000%
  8. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,120

    When is the start date on the contract with them?

    It seems to me like their getting you to do the leaf cleanup for free?
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    I would definately try to find someone local that has a loader and sub them to pick up the piles. Looking at the picture, if you have 400 homes under trees like those in the pic, you've got yourself LOTS of tarp-loads of leaves. Another option would be find someone w/ a tractor with a bucket, get the leaves into piles on the street and scoop them up with the bucket and load into a dump truck or onto your trailers. A local municipality around here picks up leaves this way.
  10. Looking Good Lawn Service

    Looking Good Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Hmmm, some information is missing here?? Congratulations on the bid, very nice land, 400 units, correct? I can't see doing that without some type of dump truck and leaf loader and a bunch of backpacks, and use walker mower if you have them to grind them down some. If you landed this account and it should pay well, given the shear size, then you should go get yourself a dump truck and leaf loader that you can afford and go to work, there you go, best bet if this is a long term thing and given it pays sufficiently. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet, and kick it up a notch. Good Luck, hope you do well!

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