Leaf removal at bank branch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by garlar55, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. garlar55

    garlar55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have a bank branch that has no grass, just a large concrete courtyard. Leafs however are all over in the fall. Does anyone have any ideas for a piece of equipment that could vacuum these up and preferably reduce them in volume without spending a huge amount of money? Thanks for any and all suggestions.
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,096

    I wouldn't do this for all my jobs, but use a handheld leaf vac. Stihl has the SH 86 C-E Shredder Vac/Blower for less than $300 and would be good for an area like this and maybe hard to work with beds. I've never used one but looks like the right tool for the job.
  3. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,052

    A little wonder hpv sounds like it would work good.
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Blow them into a pile with a back pack or push blower then suck them up with a leaf loader. You can tarp them to the truck if you have to. If the equipment is available to you this is by far the fastest way.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Leaf loader into the dump or trailer or whatever else you have at your disposal...basically anything that can dump. Loader should run you around 2500-3k new and throw in another 500 bucks for the vehicle you are blowing into for some type of handling system. you could go the used route and build your own and be under 2k...which is cheap when you consider what you can charge for this service.
  6. johnnybow

    johnnybow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    I second the stihl leaf vac. They work great for the money!
  7. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,038

    you can use a handheld to pile them up as suggested and then use the same handheld to vac them up , but concider if you grab a 50 gallon garbage can and a hose you can make an item like TORO makes to blow it into a larger container .......then you take a few cans and you dont have to do anything but dump the cans saving you from buying a dump,anything and a larg vac if you dont need the overhead. just an idea

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