I have one yard(0.8 acres)with 40 trees,white oaks and sugar and silver maples,that generates tons of leaves. Last year I removed exactly 21,600 gallons of leaves(1080 bags,yes I counted them)from this property with a JD245. Fortunately,there are 2 locations in the rear of the yard where I could burn the leaves(no curb side pickup available and I was not set up to offer off site disposal). It took me 8 visits over 5 weeks(38 hours)to complete the job. I quoted $1200 and have asked for $1500 this year--no response from the customer as of this date. I would hate to lose this account and am looking for any ideas from someone out there with similiar experiences on tips or ways to improve my efficiency. These leaves can get real thick,up to 6-8" deep,between pickups and mulching with the equpipment i'm currently using isn't very effective and makes it more time consuming to burn because of greater compaction. Any ideas. Thanks.