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What You're Reduction Ratio Like?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr. Big, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31

    On the Little Wonder Loaders I seem to be getting about 8to10:1 when dry and running low throttle.

    Fast throttle on wet leave is a bout 3to5:1

    Give me different units and your percieved reduction rations.

    Giant Vac claims up to 12:1
     
  2. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    10:1 using a mower on the leaves before bagging/tarping
     
  3. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31

    Yea, I can get them to about 500-1 or Leaf Dust, using doubles on a mower.

    Sometimes too many leaves and they have to be loaded.
     
  4. ATL Lawn

    ATL Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    500 to 1???????? u serious?
     
  5. Mr. Big

    Mr. Big LawnSite Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 31

    If it's leaf dust chopped up by a mower running double or triple blades per spindle and a mulch kit then 500 to 1 is probably a fair guess.

    This is a piece of leaf dust

    o

    This is a leaf.

    O
     
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 967

    I wouldn't go that far...thats saying you make 1 leaf into 500 different smalls pieces...maybe 25:1 tops, which is nothing to complain about.
     

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