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#31 tractorman604 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 04:51 PM

I just blow them into a pile and make leafmold.Great for the garden and flower beds.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 07:35 PM

I started out with a "natural" landscape 30 years ago when I built my house in the woods, decided I would not have the usual upkeep - mowing, raking, etc. That lasted about two years, I got tired of the mud and the critters. I let some grass grow, started mowing with a push mower, got more yard, etc, etc. I've had the BCS over 20 years, and finally moved up to the Cub Cadet about two years ago. Put them together, and I have cut my "leaf" time to about 1/3, with more yard. I do use the rake around the obstacles, and them grab them with the mower.

Step one is to mow them, make a circle, shoot it to the inside. The plastic rake is my "baffle" to help windrow the leaves as the circle gets smaller. Tip: keep the tines "up" and let the rake loosely glide along.

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Step two is to bag them with my BCS , run into the woods, and dump them.
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Things were pretty wet, so I had to finish the mowing, couldn't do it all at once.
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Here's another shot of the BCS, I have the mower, tiller, and snowblower attachments.
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 08:15 AM

Bobcatter you seem to have a pretty good system going! I'll just mow the lawn one more time, I have a powerflow bagger on my 318 so will pick them up with that and put them in the garden. If I get a heavy load I'll dump the leaves into the dump cart behind my Murray, that way I can get about 4 bags between trips to the garden.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 06:49 PM

This is the system of leaf removal I've used for several years. Seems to work for me...

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:07 PM

Grandpa clears the leaves off of his rural property next to the woods. His method takes him all day, if not two. But I figured out why he cares about the leaves, and why he doesn't care how long it takes... Grandma lol.
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:22 PM

I used to have a neighbor that raked the leaves into a big pile, backed up his pick up truck, stood a piece of plywood up to protect the back window, and then blowed the leaves into his truck bed with a Troy-Bilt Snowblower. He then waited until dark, and drove out to a corn field and unloaded them without getting caught. I used to make fun of him, but after he moved away, and thinking about it for a while, it seems pretty cleavor.

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 04:26 AM

I used to have a neighbor that raked the leaves into a big pile, backed up his pick up truck, stood a piece of plywood up to protect the back window, and then blowed the leaves into his truck bed with a Troy-Bilt Snowblower. He then waited until dark, and drove out to a corn field and unloaded them without getting caught. I used to make fun of him, but after he moved away, and thinking about it for a while, it seems pretty cleavor.


That is hilarious, too bad that was before YouTube!!!! :worshippy1: I would love to see that snowblower in action!!

Hey MH81, you are very lucky, this is a diagram of my 10 acres:

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So no mater which way the wind blows, they keep coming back!!! :wallbanging: The forecast looks like I get one more day to tidy things up befoe the rain and snow comes later this week....

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Posted October 23, 2011 - 07:16 AM

Well not me usually, Kathy enjoys doing this and usually beats me to the keys:confuse:.
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Both picture are several years old now, she just did last go round for this year yesterday.
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Posted October 23, 2011 - 04:52 PM

I prefer to mow mine & leave them on the ground! Where they are too thick or from the drive, etc., I gather them & use them for mulch. ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 07:51 PM

I mow the leave with my 214 with a powerflow on it, but the first time without the bags. then a mow them again with the bags on. then put them in the compost

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 09:15 AM

I don't have a system down yet as I just got the sweeper last weekend but I'm quite happy with it so far.


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We just need to get the leaves to the edge of the road, the township comes around and sucks them up with this:

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 09:22 AM

This is the system of leaf removal I've used for several years. Seems to work for me...

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I use the very same model Alan.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:17 AM

This is the system of leaf removal I've used for several years. Seems to work for me...

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Hmm! Used to cuss neighbors like that!! They all ended up in MY YARD.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 06:53 PM

I picked up a barely used Agri-Fab 42" sweeper today for $100 of CL. It's branded "Huskey", we were going to be nearby anyway, so pick-up cost was minimal! ~~ grnspot

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 01:17 PM

I'll be using this rascal this year.

Here's a vid of a short test run last fall. Mower deck needs some work, but it was good enough for a short test run.


And a couple of pics.

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