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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by brent crumley, Nov 24, 2010.
Any thoughts on leaf plows for leaf cleanup. looking for info from actual users. thks. Brent
I've asked a similar question and the responses were helpful.
What I have learned so far...
They really help compared to straight tarps and blowers
JRCO is about $400
The piles get really compact
Work better on hydros than belts
If you have to move PILES of leaves from one place to another, they are great. You just have to be able to pile the leaves with blowers first.
What exactly do you want to know about leaf plows?
They have saved us a lot of time! 10X quicker then tarping and so much easier.
Steve is right about them really compacting the piles of leaves. I would not recomend using the plow if you will be the one vacuuming up the piles......
Great if you have a truckloader otherwise probably not going to save you time. We have the 55" JRCO on a 48" Bobcat hydro and it works great for heavy density clean-ups (big piles)
Buddy of mine that I sub sometimes has one. He learned the hard way that you have to take it easy and watch for stumps and rocks etc...it doesn't take much to mess them up. No hot dogging it with them!!!!
we use ours to push into a pile for our loader AND to just push into the street and or wooded areas of other customers houses.
Its saved me a bunch of time on jobs. I make my own out of an old wire shelf and a metal sign post.
it does okay to push to the woods, we don't have municipal leaf removal so if you dont have a leaf loader you are better off to tarp the leaves and put them right in the truck--saves you from handling them multiple times
I bought a leaf plow many years ago and had it on for 1 season. It worked ok but some leaves snuck under the fingers. I now just put the deck of my z down to 1" and use the Z to push leaves to where ever I need to. The plow is an OK piece of equipment and I know some of you have very good luck with them but I really have worked just as efficiently without it.