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Leaf clean-up Question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by SidelinePropMgr, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. SidelinePropMgr

    SidelinePropMgr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I have a large leaf job at an apartment community. I am blowing the leaves with my echo backpack blowers. The piles have become large and I have ended up making large piles throughout the complex. I need to get the leaves to the curbline (approx. 50 yds.). My piles are 3 to 4 fee deep and30 feet across.

    I anticipate on renting a bobcat and moving the leaves to the curbline. any other ideas or an easier way to do the job?
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    If you have no equipment for leaf removal...just get a large tarp and a helper. You definatly don't need a SS loader to just move leaves.
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Far more productive than a BK or rakes and a tarp?.....look on e-bay, I got 2 and 8hp lesco for $175 and a little older little wonder 11 hp for $142, if you dont already have a leaf loader, find another landscaper who'll come in on a sat or sunday to lift those curbside piles for you...........:waving:
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    dont use a skid steer, you'll tear the grounds.

    I purchased a leaf plow by JRCO to mount to my zero turn mower. I use it as soon as the piles get over 2'.
  5. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    Yeah use that Stander and hook up a leaf plow to it and you will be alright. With the Stander, you can get into pretty tight areas.
  6. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    Rake them on to a huge tarp and with a rope tied to the front corners of the tarp hook it to your mower and pull it to the curb.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    EXACTLY! There you go. THIS is how you move that many leaves THAT far. Actually, I would almost be tempted to mow over them one time, as this will allow you to get ALT more leaves on per tarp. They will also stay at the curb better without blowing (they pack better).
  8. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i place a vote for the leaf plow but thr rope with a mower will get you though until you can get the plow

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