Leaf Plows

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by brent crumley, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. brent crumley

    brent crumley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Any thoughts on leaf plows for leaf cleanup. looking for info from actual users. thks. Brent
  2. steveo95

    steveo95 LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 46

    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
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    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?
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    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......
  5. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    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)
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    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!!!!
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    how so???

    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.
  8. RGM

    RGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Baltimore Md
    Messages: 979

    Its saved me a bunch of time on jobs. I make my own out of an old wire shelf and a metal sign post.
  9. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    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
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    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.

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