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Leaf Grinding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffex, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    Here is one I did today . 1.5 hrs 3 bags left at curb. Grinding leaves is the only way to go for me. I like the way it makes the neighbors envious when they look out the window and see me working




  2. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    looks good
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    How many times did you have to mow over it?
  4. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    blew out the beds first . then I made a circle around the yardseveral times with the chute open blowing the leaves into the center to make smaller area to mulch. then 3 passes over the leaves with the wb with the mulch kit and anti blowlout baffle. I put the grass gobbler on and made a pass over the lawn to pick up small pieces of leaves. Emptied the gobbler 3 times.
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Looks great to me...
  6. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Looks good. Why not just mulch though? Could reduce the meager 3 bags into none!
  7. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    It looks good but over time the lawn will become thinner. Also If you do it that way, there is nothing to haul away, which is great.

    But Some customers request that we dont do it that way. The particles are hard to get out of the ground after they are so small.
  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Billygoat. . .
  9. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    the bagger for the last pass gives it the hoover vacuum treatment that customers want. I do mulch only on the previous vistis but the final cleanup gets the bagger and blow out the beds. i realize some people have bought expensive equipment and want to find fault with grinding leaves but its just not true. Can you say decomposition
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    great job! i too love to see the envious looks on people,s faces as they struggle with the rakes and bags while i cruise around on my riding snapper muclhing huge amounts of leaves into dust. the gator blade is the best invention since the weedeater!

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