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    Is building a leaf plow for my tractor worth it?

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    Re: leaf plow

    Quote Originally Posted by boston View Post
    Is building a leaf plow for my tractor worth it?
    Well it depends how much you would use it and how far you need to take a leaf pile from where you make it. If you don't do it a lot a blower, vacuum, etc. would be fine.
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    Re: leaf plow

    Quote Originally Posted by boston View Post
    Is building a leaf plow for my tractor worth it?
    I think it would be as long as you us it more then once a year.

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    Re: leaf plow

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    I think it would be as long as you us it more then once a year.
    That is true because it probably won't cost a lot to build it, so just using it a few times would make it worth it.
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    Re: leaf plow

    What are you going to build it with?

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    I would use it daily. All my customers have excessive leaf fall. Ive have always used 2 guys to help me:2 backpack blowers and 1 walk behind blower. But the problem is that my walk behind blower keeps catching on fire so I can't use it, not that it helps that Much with the huge piles anyway. Yesterday we were at a clients house blowing the leaves from back to front and his backyard is about half an acre. We had to blow ALL the leaves into a tiny fence gate opening leading to the front and ended up with a huge mountain of leaves before the opening. We used a lot of gas and the whole job took longer than it shouldve. The pile was about 5 ft tall and mayb 10x15. This is only one customer, some of our clients are worse in that matter. I had to move the whole pile about 300-400 feet.

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    Re: leaf plow

    Quote Originally Posted by boston View Post
    I would use it daily. All my customers have excessive leaf fall. Ive have always used 2 guys to help me:2 backpack blowers and 1 walk behind blower. But the problem is that my walk behind blower keeps catching on fire so I can't use it, not that it helps that Much with the huge piles anyway. Yesterday we were at a clients house blowing the leaves from back to front and his backyard is about half an acre. We had to blow ALL the leaves into a tiny fence gate opening leading to the front and ended up with a huge mountain of leaves before the opening. We used a lot of gas and the whole job took longer than it shouldve. The pile was about 5 ft tall and mayb 10x15. This is only one customer, some of our clients are worse in that matter. I had to move the whole pile about 300-400 feet.
    WOW that sounds like a job!! What I usually do is use the blower on heavy leaves to get it into a pile. Then I put the leaves on a tarp and dump them in the road. Then for the rest of the yard I use the bagger on the mower to suck the leaves up.
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    Yea I would have sucked everything up with my tractor but it didn't fit tbrough the fence gate. Mayb ill try the tarp idea, thanks for the help :)

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    Re: leaf plow

    Quote Originally Posted by boston View Post
    Yea I would have sucked everything up with my tractor but it didn't fit tbrough the fence gate. Mayb ill try the tarp idea, thanks for the help :)
    You could also us a leaf vac with a long hose.

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    Re: leaf plow

    Quote Originally Posted by boston View Post
    Yea I would have sucked everything up with my tractor but it didn't fit tbrough the fence gate. Mayb ill try the tarp idea, thanks for the help :)
    You can get a really big bagger for a mower, like this:
    big leaf bag on riding mower.jpg Here is the website for the "Monster Leaf Bag": http://www.monsterleafbag.com/.
    big leaf bag push mower.jpg Or they make ones for push mowers...here: http://www.abletotech.com/.
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