Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

leaf plow for walk behind


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-27-2012, 11:15 PM
JLSLLC JLSLLC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 4
JLSLLC is on a distinguished road
Exclamation leaf plow for walk behind

Hey everyone, this might be my first posting on here.. Just another hard working guy here... Leaf season is coming as you all know, and i want to make a homeade leaf plow for my JD/Bunton walkbegind 36 inch...anyone ever done this, or have pics? Im going to start mine this weekened hopefully sooner
Trying to keep cost down and i can round up a good amunt of stuff to make a project go together... please post your replies or thoughts.. I dont want to buy one for 400 plus dollars, im sure everyone can understand that!!

You Tube has a couple cool videos... search leaf plow homemade leaf plow, etc...
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 09-28-2012, 01:39 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,141
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Welcome to our forum!

I'd love to see what you create. Take pics as you go.

Here are some I found that might help inspire your design.









__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-30-2012, 06:44 PM
JLSLLC JLSLLC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 4
JLSLLC is on a distinguished road
Exclamation

Heres a few pics of what i did today, much more work needed, but off to a good start!

Can you guess what i used for material??!?!?!?! LOLOLLOOLOOL ROFL
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-30-2012, 06:46 PM
JLSLLC JLSLLC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 4
JLSLLC is on a distinguished road
Default

One more time
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Image09302012181657.jpg (672.1 KB, 47 views)
File Type: jpg Image09302012185130.jpg (549.8 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg Image09302012185507.jpg (466.1 KB, 31 views)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2012, 07:36 AM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

you are gonna need more support behind the plow because either one of those designs will fold like a cheap tent when the weight of the leaves gets in front of them.

the first pictures have it connected to the machine with flat stock steel that will bend like butter and the bed frame for the second set will crumble even faster.

those wheels from the bed frame will end up tearing up the lawn as well.

if you are gonna make one yourself which is totally fine and easily done, at least copy a proven design like a jrco leaf plow which is not only proven it is just as easy to make.

i bought a jrco years ago and since i have made every other one i have have had off their design and the few hundred to buy one is well worth the expense for the time it will save as well as the wear and tear on the blowers and your back to move it.
plus they last forever so unless you need more then one you will never have to buy one again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2012, 10:38 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,141
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very creative!

What's your view on the pros or cons of using them?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2012, 01:30 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Very creative!

What's your view on the pros or cons of using them?
i personally don't have any cons with them and anything that can allow me to move a lot of leaves fast and effortlessly is a pro any way i look at it.

one of the most entertaining things we do with the leaf plow is that we have some large properties that create mountains of leaves and we take four mowers with the leaf plows on it and space them a few feet apart and push piles twice the size of my truck across the parking lot and straight into the woods.


the only con that i incurred in making them is that i find using old leaf rakes on the bottom to scratch the ground below the plow works better then using a rubber flap.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-2012, 10:39 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,141
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you find them more efficient to use than a leaf blower or vac system?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-2012, 01:36 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you find them more efficient to use than a leaf blower or vac system?

heck yeah when you have a 6ft high 10 ft deep and 20 ft wide pile of leaves to move.
blowers are only good until you have a big pile in front of them and from there you need to either move them along or clean them up before you can go further.

it is a waste of gas, time and wear and tear on your blowers if it is taking you 15 minutes to move a pile of leaves 5 feet plus with the fall leaf season comes the sudden gusts of wind so while you have the leaves gathered it is good to get them out of the way until the next gust comes along and puts them back over where you just cleaned.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,141
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very interesting!

Quote:
Heres a few pics of what i did today, much more work needed, but off to a good start!
Are there any more picture updates for us with this project?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Walk behind leaf blower sunsetlandscaping Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 6 03-30-2012 09:56 PM
plow skin DJSOUTDOORSERVICES General Talk 2 02-01-2012 12:31 AM
LEO Plow DJSOUTDOORSERVICES General Talk 5 01-30-2012 04:06 PM
You can plow with any vehicle Steve General Business Discussions 6 05-13-2010 08:14 AM
Plow buddy? Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 12-03-2008 10:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
First big mower decision?
SGL1
03-28-2015 08:58 AM
Today 08:37 AM
by CurbAppeal1
15 273
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
Today 08:22 AM
by CurbAppeal1
11 202
Engine question
Blue Star Lawn Care
03-30-2015 09:47 PM
Today 06:51 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 92
Commercial Jobs
CurbAppeal1
03-25-2015 04:22 PM
Yesterday 11:16 PM
by CurbAppeal1
11 337
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 4,157
Trailer flooring...
Pattersonllc
Yesterday 02:40 PM
Yesterday 10:34 PM
by SGL1
4 68
Staff at school give me...
LawnCareMan280
Yesterday 09:00 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by LawnCareMan280
0 85
Flag or no flag
Matther777
03-24-2015 02:41 PM
Yesterday 08:05 PM
by shadrach
11 405
New to the site
tl757
Yesterday 07:30 PM
Yesterday 07:30 PM
by tl757
0 34
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
Yesterday 07:10 PM
by shadrach
9 296
How do you get...
ESREVER
03-25-2015 01:30 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by lxarth
10 288
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
Yesterday 02:57 PM
Yesterday 02:57 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 47
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
1 72
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
3 110
Tree Service
Yard Elements
09-10-2011 08:19 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
25 8,640
Hydro oil
googus
03-30-2015 06:45 AM
Yesterday 05:42 AM
by mac83
3 89
35,000 Eddm
greenscaper123
03-18-2015 12:51 PM
03-30-2015 10:51 PM
by SC93
22 650
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 07:15 PM
03-30-2015 07:39 PM
by SGL1
30 2,484
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
03-30-2015 07:36 PM
by SGL1
16 623
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
03-30-2015 07:08 PM
by Dan Tanner
7 449
Bid for large home...
lxarth
03-22-2015 11:06 AM
03-30-2015 07:03 PM
by avetslawncare
11 444
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
03-30-2015 02:07 PM
by Steve
4 463
Trepidation about...
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 07:46 PM
03-30-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
3 226
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
03-30-2015 01:36 PM
by Steve
16 3,523
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
03-29-2015 01:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
5 179
Weed and Feed
robkattankate
03-19-2015 09:00 PM
03-29-2015 08:42 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 669
Mower vs lot size advice
jcurr33
03-25-2015 09:29 PM
03-28-2015 08:37 AM
by Dan Tanner
5 233
hoa bid need help
bigdaveha12
03-24-2015 08:29 PM
03-27-2015 11:17 PM
by lxarth
6 307
introducing myself
chris2500hd
03-24-2015 11:16 AM
03-27-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 273
Office Administration...
Girlfriend
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
03-26-2015 05:40 PM
by Girlfriend
0 986
Is this tree beyond help?
SGL1
03-22-2015 05:35 PM
03-25-2015 08:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,405
Opinions on truck wrap
Trupro
02-28-2015 03:21 PM
03-25-2015 07:54 PM
by Trupro
33 1,655
The New Wave!!!! Read...
Jamesw86
03-22-2015 08:33 PM
03-25-2015 02:50 PM
by Steve
10 364
grass in the gas tank
robkattankate
03-23-2015 04:37 PM
03-25-2015 02:36 PM
by Steve
5 250
Helping others
hansenslawncare
09-15-2011 08:50 PM
03-25-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
11 2,715
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
03-25-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
7 617
Michelin x tweel.
apmAkron
03-23-2015 04:22 PM
03-24-2015 12:40 PM
by Steve
3 162
spike aerator???
Bradcook21
03-21-2015 01:55 PM
03-24-2015 10:32 AM
by acrajchel
4 264
Hello from Maryland
michellemarvin
03-23-2015 12:44 PM
03-23-2015 07:33 PM
by michellemarvin
2 188
hello from south GA.
CCandALawnCare
03-23-2015 03:46 AM
03-23-2015 07:06 PM
by CCandALawnCare
2 157
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
03-23-2015 06:14 PM
by jethro
1,218 380,691
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 11:30 AM
03-23-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
9 908
Should i take on this...
christw
03-17-2013 01:23 PM
03-22-2015 09:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
36 7,647
mower stalls when...
boog
03-19-2015 08:20 AM
03-21-2015 08:13 PM
by Wolf4dk
7 306
Hello Emily Reyes from...
Webster14829
03-20-2015 11:23 AM
03-20-2015 03:36 PM
by Steve
2 209
Finally going to give it...
jcurr33
03-12-2015 08:09 PM
03-20-2015 03:31 PM
by Steve
10 603
Weed id?
SGL1
03-17-2015 08:20 PM
03-20-2015 02:37 PM
by Steve
6 316
Mobile small engine...
luckylogger
03-15-2015 02:05 PM
03-20-2015 06:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
15 540
Brad Cook 21
SC93
03-16-2015 10:40 PM
03-19-2015 09:04 PM
by Bradcook21
4 600
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 01:30 AM
03-18-2015 02:55 PM
by Steve
15 1,385
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blowout bush commercial contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems estimate facebook foreman google gravely growing a lawn care business how to hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing marketing secrets mulch new mower patio install per hour service pricing pto scag v-ride secrets to landscaping seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy