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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by promower, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    What a day, Did a clean up today and when I arrived they said they wanted me to pick up all the walnuts that fell in the backyard. I told them the walnut clean up would be charged by the hour in addition to the price I gave for the leaf removal. Well good thing I didnt have to much work today those walnuts took just under four hours to clean up. Anyone have a good solution for clearing these nuts quick.
  2. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Hire chipmonks. Or use a pitching wedge and work on your short game. LOL!

    No, sorry no suggestions.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I have the same problem with those gum-balls/prickle-balls. I hate these things! Someone should be able to build something similar to one of those machines that picks up golfballs on a driving range. It appears that in principal it would work.
  4. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    Why do you think that a golf ball picker would not work. The walnuts outer shell is kind of soft so they should get in there. That is an awsome idea locutus. I am glad I don't have to worry about them, but I acorns and pecans out the wazoo.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    LMAO...good one bud:D
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    No faster solution that I know of. As long as people are willing to pay hourly... I am wiling to pick up each and every last one.
  7. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    If I could get $100.00 an hour for getting up prickle balls, Id still hate it............but the money would make it more like "hate lite"
  8. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    what about a power broom .i used it once i borrowed it from a friend.
  9. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Messages: 833

    Imagine a dog trained to pick up such things and deposit them in a bucket... walnuts, acorns, crab apples, etc. Dog rides a long and while you do other things the dog does clean-up. AND then the dog learns how to clean up after ITSELF.... :D

    How about a spray to wipe out the buggers before they become nuts/seeds? Gotta be one out there....
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have heard of a chemical that is injected into the trunk of a sweet gum tree that prevents it from flowering.....thus no sweet gum-balls to drop. It was expensive and I think you had to have a special license to use the chemical.


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