Leaf removal

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by nccutter, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. nccutter

    nccutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    If money were no object, what piece or pieces of equipment would you recommend for fall leaf removal.
    Thanks for the input
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    you can use what you want i see guys with rakes and tarps...we use 3 back pack bowers, one of our mowers with a leaf vacuum on it, a mower with a leaf pusher on it and a dump truck with a trailer mounted vacuum
  3. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    If money were no object...I would have a dump truck equipped with a leaf loader....it would be towing a trailer with 2 Walkers w/36" decks...and a couple of big boy blowers....maybe the Echo 750's.
    Two guys would run the mowers, two would run blowers....one guy would man the vac when needed.
    You could do a TON of leaf work with that setup.
    But, in the REAL world, I'll just keep mulching them up with my Deere and blowing whats left over into crappy overused tarps...and muscle them onto my trailer...by myself.
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    I would like to own 2 WB blowers, 2 BP blowers, 2 ZTRs w/vac systems. A very large dump truck with a leaf-loader.

    But I actually own 1 WB blower, 2 BPs, 1 ZTR w/vac, tarps and rakes, and a pickup. Oh well.
  5. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I would like to own 2 Wb blowers, 2 backpacks, 2 Z's with vac system. And a large dump truck with leaf loader.
    But all i have is 1 wb blower. 1 backpack, a tarp and some rakes and my pickup truck.
    "gotta crawl before I can walk"

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    if i had the money i would not be doing this................................
  7. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    I was trying to find somthing clever to say......JAG said it the best!!!!
  8. jemvai

    jemvai LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 52

    when you guys say a "ZTR with vac systems" Are you referring to a bagger? or is it a vac that you tow with a leaf box or something?Sorry for the stupid question.

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    it is a bagger that works good in leaves , most are just baggers with the extra blower so you dont get clogged all the time ...
  10. Father&Daughter Lawn care

    Father&Daughter Lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    A nice vacuum and truck set up. A couple of those ride on hurricane blowers and my gravely with its bag-er.

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