Leaf Removal Just got Harder.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tracer, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Won't be any 2-4" of leaves covering roofs that steep at any time, let alone all winter. The wind and pitch will take care of that.
     
  2. OP
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    Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not talking about the roofs. The areas directly surrounding the houses especially back yards. People not going to want wade through leaves all winter. If cold enough a blower will sweep up leaves on top of snow w/gentle touch.
     
  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just going by what you posted here-
     
  4. OP
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    Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea. We definitely not blowing off roofs. Eaves guys usually carry a hh up there get what don’t slide off
     
  5. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Silver Member
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    man, those are some nice old oaks. a little close to the house, but still beautiful.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very few people expect anyone to go up on snow covered roofs, but I get all the single story gutters from the ground with my old Stihl SH85 and the gutter kit. It works awesome and cleans them perfectly, even packed full of wet leaves. I have the second story extensions, but that makes the system too unwieldy.
     
  7. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well....Just fired up the snowblower for the 1st time this season.
    Made for quite the experience blowing snow AND leaves simultaneously!
    Luckily, my 9HP, 2-Stage can handle the load with no problem.
     
  8. OP
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    Turf Tracer

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    Had that gutter kit on a BR400 sprayed black muck spots all over the white gutters and paneling. Guess it would work bone dry but catching gutters bone dry to the bottom very hit and miss.

    don’t even touch my own gutters no more. Guy I throw gutter work to does them free
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never have that problem.
     
  10. OP
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    Turf Tracer

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    Leaves fall over 8-9 week period here and gutters rarely done until finished for efficiency.

    First falling leaves begin rot sitting in gutters so by time you blow out, if they any dampness, it gets black muck specks over everything.
     

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