Help with leaf removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by RyanA97, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    I'm 15 and have my own lawn business in Northern Virginia with about 10 weekly accounts. In trying to plan ahead for this fall and doing leaf removal. How do you guys do this. I'm planning on buying a echo- Pb 770 T. Currently, I have a Toro 32 walk behind with g6 blades and I'm planning my grass gobbler. So what process do you recommend? Blowing the leaves into a pile and then running them over with the grass gobbler on? All help greatly appreciated!
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  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Mulch mulch mulch
  3. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Blow leaves into yard, Mow over once or twice like a normal mow. Do last mow with bagger on. I would really stay away from blowing into a pile and going over with the mower. Your 36" wouldnt last long, even with our 31hp 60" i hate doing this as it really hard on the mower
  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    yea, grass gobbler will be full in a few seconds. not the way to go in my experience.
    some guys say mulching them with the mower works good (without bag). I usually haul them away in the trailer.
    I have a stihl br 600 and, a 13 hp walk behind little wonder (which I don't use much) and rakes!
    if you still have any questions ask please
  5. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    If you dont have a leaf loader, definately mulch once or twice first otherwise you will have quite a bit of debris. Mulch is good but too much of a good thing is bad.

    My dad used to run the leaf catcher on the mower and go threw the lawn a few times to act like a mulch plate, may not be a bad idea with gator blades. Without them i found it very hard on the mower

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