Size tarp to use for leaf removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Jimbo29, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Jimbo29

    Jimbo29 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    This year going to do leaf removal for some customers. Town will collect leaves at curb. Doing to use back pac and walk behind blowers to collect leaves on tarp, drag to street. What size tarp is best to use, TX
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,511

    100' x 200'. Less trips to the curb.
  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Cleaning up my yard after Irene blew through, didn't leave that big of a mess.

    My son and I raked the derbies onto an 8 x 12 tarp. We were able to pick up the tarp and dump it into my trailer.

    I wouldn't use a tarp smaller then 8 x 12 because you don't want derbies over shooting the tarp. But this size tarp can be loaded up too heavy to pick up and dump into a trailer for one man.

    So depends if you can drag the tarp to the street and have a truck mounted leaf vac and there are not narrow gates to pull through and depending on man power you will get by with a larger tarp.

    If it is just you or you and another man and you have to lift the tarp over the side of the trailer (trailer's height vary) to empty the tarp then I would move cautiously.
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    What ever size you prefer, thee is no set size!
  5. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    id get a 0x0:)

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