No unfortunately they were city workers so I missed my oppurtunity. They must of had a guy going along raking it up. If I find a trick I will post it, best 2 ideas so far is a snow fence and a leaf plow, I am just finding alot of labor feeding the loader when it is all packed tight.....and of corse I can't get dry weather so I guess that is factoring in to. The leaf loader has no problems with wet leaves and pine needles though, the performance is amazing. I will find my tricks with it as well.