What do you guys do with your clippings?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brycesepp, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Ok i'm trying to figure out a more efficent way to haul away clipping, right now i have a 7x16 trailer and back up to it throw them in keep mowing but by the end of the day they are such a pain! Any suggestions?
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Put a dump hydro under your truck bed and dump the clippings in back your truck
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    Dump insert. Buy a dump truck. Buy a trailer that dumps in the front off to the side. Cheap way is to use a load handler in the truck bed. I don't bag much grass any more. I bag leaves in the fall and bag for spring clean ups. I just use my dump for that.
  4. Vanderhoff Landscaping

    Vanderhoff Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I just mulch em so there's nothing to haul away.
  5. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    The only time I bag clippings is in the spring time when scalping the bermuda. That reminds me why I have zero desire to bag clippings the rest of the year. I mulch 99% of the time. All my properties look like I bag them. Sure, mulching slows you down a bit, but think about all the time you spend dumping clippings into the truck and hauling them to wherever your dump site is.
  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    I think the last time I bagged anything was around 1982.
  7. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Haha well dang guys i didn't realize it was so out dated! I really only bag one church i mow and 2 residentals but mulching really does sound like the way to go..
  8. All my mowers minus my tru-cuts(obviously) have mulch kits on them. Bagging is non existent here in South Florida. The way i look at it is if you side discharge there is a mess in the beds and you are blowing mulch around. Sure mulching does slow you down a bit but i think its the best way to go.
  9. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Well i appreciate the in put fellas i need to find some mulching blade for my zg124 then, went and bought some new high lift blades the other day and they said they havent come out with mulching kits for them yet.. Oh and they charged me a pretty penny of 68 bucks for those new blades!!
  10. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    Even with the tru-cuts, if you're mowing often enough the clippings are so fine you can just let them fly. I let them fly with the reel all the time with the exception of in the spring when scalping bermuda.

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