The city got new leaf rigs

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by 944own, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    My god, how much money did they waste on that video.

  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Tax payer money used wisely...

    NJDLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Looks like a standard Apple IMovie template. So not much. I'd be more worried about the money they spent on the setup.....
  5. RandRlawns

    RandRlawns LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 25

    How do you guys suggest doing a big leaf job if you don't have this rig? I have a big job coming up and trying to plan on the most efficient way to do the work. My tools include blowers, rakes, a tarp and trash bags. How do you guys collect leaves most efficiently? Would it be better to mulch the leaves with my mower first, then blow and collect? Any info is appreciated. Thanks! If I get enough of these jobs, maybe I'll be able to get a used billy goat next year.
  6. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    That thing is sweet you don't even have to have someone manually working the hose. But yea they bought 9 of them. I'm sure that cost some coin.
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  7. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    No overtime, no sick days, no vacations, no strikes, they show up on time every day and no retirement pay for 40 years after they are junked.

  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    I don't understand the city picking up leaves. It is our cities goal that there is less stuff being picked up. YOu must not have any greenies in your area. And that sucking truck looks painfully slow to me and a boring job.
  9. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I sold my loader last year to a member on here from Roanoke, VA.
    Seems the city stopped doing that and it opened up a lot of business for the little guys like us.
    I would have kept it if I really had a need for it.
  10. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    Here @ PSU, the local municipalities have been migrating to these rigs for 3-4 seasons now. Immediately made a (3) man process an easy (1) employee task. They do a much better job than the old leaf loader way, are much more efficient, and save money in the long term. Upfront cost is large, but the savings come in many different ways...

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