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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by olderthandirt, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    The fastest way I have ever come across to do a leaf cleanup is to buy to "barn" fans the big one like they sell at TSC I think there 36 inchers. I had some differ'nt 220 volt motors put on them that came off of table saws. Purchase the motors at a place that rebuilds and sell new one. Put 1 fan at each corner of the house pointing slightly inward, and fire up the generator. Do not turn the fans on yet! I get in the middle of them and use the BP blower to clean the beds and around the front stoop blowing it toward the front. Now kick on the fans and get out of the way, because the yard will be leaf and small branch free in 20 to 30 seconds :) Turn the fans off and use the BP to make a straight line for the city to suck them up, or make a pile for you to suck them up. On an 8-10k front yard it takes approx 5 min. to get the fans off the truck and place them another 5 minute to clean the beds and about 5 minutes to pile them up. So double that time for the back yd also and I can have a full leaf & fall clean up in less than an hr including loading back up and thats solo. and it works great even on wet leaves. smaller yards would take a little less time but not much becouse the majority of time is in the setup/ takedown payup payup payup

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  2. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    My dad has 240 of those fans in the 1,400 ft free stall cow barn. Looks like I better ask dear old Dad for a favor, haha

    LA LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    what the hell are yall talking about?
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    If that process works that quickly and easily for you then :drinkup: Glad to hear a new idea on leaf cleanups.

  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Thats whats the sites about sharing ideas and advise to make life a little easier.

  6. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Mac, you need your own infomercial space here on LS..and charge admission!<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_17_209.gif' border=0></a>
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    Points Please :angel:

  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    we're not worthy!

    I'd give you points Mac, but it seems I love you too much already :drinkup:
  10. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I would love to see a video of that

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