ive been doign this since i was 12 years old which is over 22 years now. i cannot recall ever not having enough leaves to justify a leaf blower. I dont know if it is from hurricane Irene or how it went from winter to summer skipping spring this year that there just are not alot of leaves at all. we use a 12' f550 dump with a monstrous leaf box. we have some lawns we will take out 2.5 loads for fall cleanups. this year i fit two of those lawns in less than one load and almost all the leaves are down!!! dont get me wrong...my prices are set and im happy. the only thing that worries me is now they are saying snow saturday night. but the question is....where are the leaves??