Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tthomass, Jun 8, 2006.


how do you load/collect?

  1. suck it up with a vac

    4 vote(s)
  2. blow/rake into bag and dump in truck

    2 vote(s)
  3. use a mower and mulch it, then load

    2 vote(s)
  4. other? post it

    1 vote(s)
  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    When loading leaves............are they from bags and dumped in or do you use a vac?

    I've worked for a couple of the big companies in my area........the larger, no vacs......bag and dump in the truck. With the price of vac's, I think I may just do the same since it is not something I think I can fit into my budget at least this year with wanting to buy mowers etc for next year.
  2. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Over the winter i got a good deal on a truck loader so this fall we wont be tarping them into the truck... :cool2:
  3. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    right now looks like it'll be comin out of the toro and into the truck. getting a truck loader soon i hope.
  4. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    bought a decent loader from northerntool.com , it was one of the best equipment purchases that i have made,turns the hassle of leave collection into what almost seems to be a pleasure,and the time you save ads up to more work getting done and more profit,well worth the $1,800.00 i spent.
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    mulching blades... blow em all twoards the center of the prop then one pass with an accelerator. Dump accelerator into 55 gal drum liners toss onto trailer or some properties I can leave the bags for the city. Magnolia leaves in the spring suck!
  6. ocelot27

    ocelot27 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 37

    Use the SCAG bagger - awesome.

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