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Preferred method of dealing with leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FrankenScagMachines, Oct 1, 2003.


What's your method of leaf cleanup? Select two of the below options which apply.

  1. Mower with collection system

    34 vote(s)
  2. Blowers

    15 vote(s)
  3. Suck up with truck loader and haul off

    15 vote(s)
  4. Leave on-site

    12 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Poll; please vote.
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    On the 3rd option I meant to put "haul off", doesn't have to involve a truck loader. thanks for voting.
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Don't have a truck loader,other than that all three depending on the property.Always try to leave on site if possible.
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

  5. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    Bad poll. No option for Fire.
  6. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    #1and#3 combo
  7. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    About 1/3 of my accounts I can just blow the leaves into the woods or dump in a designated area. The others I've got to bag for the town to pickup. Should be easier with the Ultra-vac on my lazer.
  8. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    yeeah, what about running around with a B/P sprayer w/ gas and set aflame to the leaves? (I do 4 houses in a row:p ) Boy, talk about glow-in-the-dark.
  9. walker-talker

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

    I use the top 3. Blow all leaves out of beds and away from obstacles. Intentionally clog up GHS deck on walker to mulch leaves. Unclog deck and mow and vacumn. But on spring tine attatchment and mow again. All the while dumping leaves at curb. When finished, suck up with leaf loader and fill up grain truck. Then it's off to the next job.

    On smaller lawns, might blow out, load onto tarp and drag to the front curb....just all depends on the size of the property.

  10. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    yep. bad poll.

    no option for hire the neighbor kid to rake all weekend for 100 bucks...


    hire some kid with a contraption on his lawn mower to pick them up for next to nothing. haha.

    GEO :)

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