Painfull Fall Cleanups

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iclgs, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. iclgs

    iclgs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Does anyone have a cheap way to make fall cleanups more effcient and quicker?? I use 2 blowers anda few rakes!!

    Any ideas???

    Groundskeepers, Inc.:blob2:
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    A bagging system on your mowers. I also suggest wear gloves when using the rakes or you will get blisters. If you are not using backpack blowers the switch to them right away they are a real labor saver.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    YESssss...get rid of those rakes! when you are raking you aren't making any money!

  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I would look into any machine that will get you away from the rakes. Little Wonder blowers, grass catchers, leaf boxes etc.

  5. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Back pack blowers,
    mowers with double blades and bag systems, tarps .:)
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    A 10 hp walk behind blower, a back pack blower, and a leaf loader sucking the leaves into a dump truck or dump trailer. Also a hard working laborer that can keep moving while you are dumping the truck.
  7. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 360

    No rakes....just blowers and a leafvac on the dump truck
  8. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,088

    If you don't have the $$ to go out & buy blowers rite away you could always rake the leaves onto a tarp and then drag the tarp to your dumping area. Thats how we started out...stick with'll all pay off over time.

    Now we use a Buffalo Turbine Blower. The only thing that could move more leaves than that machine would have to be an actual tornado from Mother Nature.
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501


    I thought 4 letter words weren't allowed here...LOL. I haven't picked up a leaf rake in years!!!
  10. Ricks Z28

    Ricks Z28 LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 122

    I can't believe all the people that still pick up leaves in the fall. All I do is blow out the beds with my Stihl BR 400 and grind EM up with my 27 LQ eXmark 72" and it looks as good as picking them up.

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