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#1 DZG OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2016 - 08:31 PM

I was talking to a guy today while i was getting unloaded, i made a comment about how i hate leaf cleanup (my town is whiny about leaves)...

He asked if i had a snowblower...i said yeah, thinking wtf does this have to do with anything...

He preceeded to tell me how his dad uses his snowblower to pick up leaves and throw them into the back of his pickup...

At first i was like "this guys smokin some good stuff", but, the more i thought about it the more i thought it might be plausable.

So i fired up google, and found a video of a guy doing that exact thing. Using a snowblower to remove leaves.

I have a 2 stage MTD, i dont really wanna tear it up by trying it, but if it makes my fall life eaiser i might.

What do yall think?
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Posted September 29, 2016 - 08:51 PM

Best thing I have found is a bagger on a mower.  Have  JD F525 front deck with double bags.  Grinds the leaves up nice and fine and packs the bags full.  Leaves have to be dry to work good though.  Make good bedding in the goat barn.


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Posted September 29, 2016 - 09:02 PM

      Makes me wonder how far mine will throw pine cones and needles. I'll see if google is really my friend.  Don


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:06 AM

Best thing I have found is a bagger on a mower.  Have  JD F525 front deck with double bags.  Grinds the leaves up nice and fine and packs the bags full.  Leaves have to be dry to work good though.  Make good bedding in the goat barn.

 

I have used the ground up leaves in the garden for years. It helps to break up soil to keep it from packing down.  


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:17 AM

City fellow I know got a small  tiller to use in his little garden ,, except it was an old snowblower   I wonder how long he threw  dirt and rocks before he figured it out lol


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 06:44 AM

City fellow I know got a small  tiller to use in his little garden ,, except it was an old snowblower   I wonder how long he threw  dirt and rocks before he figured it out lol

 

You just made my day.   :bigrofl:


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 06:54 AM

City fellow I know got a small tiller to use in his little garden ,, except it was an old snowblower I wonder how long he threw dirt and rocks before he figured it out lol


You just won the internet.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:52 AM

One thing I would be concerned about, is how far the little twigs would go. Probably go a bit farther than the leaves.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:54 AM

One thing I would be concerned about, is how far the little twigs would go. Probably go a bit farther than the leaves.


I thought of that to, i was thinking about tieing an old feedsack around the discharge, fill it up, dump it, repeat. Itll beat the hell out of raking or blowing with my pos electric blower

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:00 AM

Picked this up recently.
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:03 AM

For leaf removal, I use the northwest wind, works every year!


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:10 AM

Will it also easy to mow and bag them I do it ever year but if this makes it easier I need to get anouther snow blower and modified it to pick up leafs

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 10:38 AM

I have a mulching set up on my ZT and does an excellent job on the leaves. The hardest part is getting them away from the fence. i will use my 7012 for that.


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Town is "whiney" about leaves?



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Town is "whiney" about leaves?


Yeah, whiney, bitchy, pissy, crybabyish...

Did i spell it incorrectly? Lol.

They are very picky about everything, unless of course, you live on the crappy side of town, then they dont care if you have 3ft weeds around your 85 monte carlo sitting on blocks in your front yard.

I really wanna move back out to the country, perhaps one day.
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