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Posted November 03, 2010 - 04:31 PM

I honestly have never worried about raking or cleaning up leaves before, if anything I would just keep mowing over them and eventually they would disappear. Now that we are at the new place, we have a lot of trees and a lot of leaves. I really don't know how I want to go about getting them cleaned up.

We can't just use a lawn sweeper behind one of the garden tractors. I mean we can at least around the yard, but we have a lot of areas that you can't get the garden tractor into like around the pool and the patio area. I was thinking about it would be great to have a backpack 2 stroke powered vacuum.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 04:33 PM

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 04:35 PM

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Well, that's just fine and dandy but you gotta get them into a pile first. :poke:
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Posted November 03, 2010 - 04:37 PM

Well, that's just fine and dandy but you gotta get them into a pile first. :poke:


That's what the rake's for.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 04:45 PM

I didnt have to lift a rake this year.....My JD STX38 has the high lift blades and blows them to the side real nice.....You do have to keep after them and do it every few days.....A lot of them got ground up and what was left ended up in the garden where I tilled it in with a couple of loads of horse manure.......

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:06 PM

You guys couldn't possibly have as many leaves as I do:D, most of my property is covered in trees.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:10 PM

Get yourself one of these, mount it to your tractor and plow the leaves of your lawn.

Rittenhouse | JRCO Leaf Blade Plow

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 05:35 PM

I've never seen one of those before,neat.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:36 PM

Wow! That's a rake on steroids!

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:41 PM

Maybe now I figured out why I had kids?

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:47 PM

Ya I think there neat, never used one, back when I worked for the landscaper we would plow leaves with the big mowers once you got the leaves to build up in-between the 2 front caster wheels of it you could push quite a big pile of leaves. The mower that pushed the most was the widest and tallest. First year I worked for them I used the 3 wheeler that I have now to push leaves.

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Posted November 03, 2010 - 06:56 PM

Maybe now I figured out why I had kids?


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Posted November 03, 2010 - 07:11 PM

Maybe now I figured out why I had kids?


:D :rofl2:

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Posted November 04, 2010 - 07:54 AM

Currently I use my electric blower for all the area I can't get the tractor in and blow them to where I can chop them up with the tractor a pick up with the sweeper.

Would like a back pack blower and a cyclone rake (or something similar)

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Posted November 04, 2010 - 11:53 AM

Early on I just mulch them with the mower, but you'd have gotten a chuckle earlier this week, I was out in the dark [where I usually am anyway:rolleyes:] shortly after 6am Tues raking the driveway and front down to the street. The city makes one pass around the neighborhoods to pick up leaves that would otherwise plug the storm drains. So we are allowed to move "our" leaves to the curb where the city windrows them and picks up the windrows with their loader mounted snow blower into the city trucks and hauls them to their HUGE mulch pile and Tuesday was the day for our street......
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