GUM TREE; SWEET GUM BALLS

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ztman, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any one find an easy way to collect these ball from hell from a yard.
     
  2. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Senior Member
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    I found this:
     
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  3. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 2 big sweet gum trees in my yard. They make a huge mess. I just take my backpack blower and blow them down the hill to the woods.
     
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  5. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Missouri
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    That's pretty nifty!
     
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  6. KB Lawn Care

    KB Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    My grass catcher on my vride will pick up the majority of them. The only downside is the ones the caster tires get to first will get smashed into the ground and need to be raked.
     
  7. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks. Maybe Donald has an extra MOAB he wants to get rid of.
     
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  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
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    JMK26 thanks for that laugh!!!!! My son and I cracked up when I showed him that pic. We just did a big clean up of them and 3 of us blew them with echo 770's into piles all working together . We ended up with 10 different large consentrated piles rather quickly . I then sucked them up with my Billygoat running overtop of them while my son was flattening the piles with a rake so the machine could roll over them easier. This was the easiest way we have ever cleaned them up in the past 10 yrs on this same property. We worked from the front of the property to the back so we never stepped on them to avoid driving them in the ground. Doing it this way I didn't need to run the rubber paddle wheel to dislodge those suckers out of the ground and that alone saved a lot of time and aggravation.
     
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  10. 13Razorbackfan

    13Razorbackfan LawnSite Silver Member
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