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 > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Lawn Chipper shredder


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-02-2011, 11:25 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation Lawn Chipper shredder

http://www.lowes.com/pd_204531-270-2...uantity_sold|1

What do you guys think of this particualr model? I can't really afford a billy goat right now. I saw some on ebay for around 300 I was wondering what you think.
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 01-02-2011, 11:40 PM
JL ProCut JL ProCut is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Age: 41
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 5
JL ProCut is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I've not had great success with any leaf vac.
I would rather use a parking lot blower for leaves.
(you can get snow fence and a few cheap stake and corral the leave quite nicely)

as far as chipping I'm not sure what that small unit could handle.
I've got a 7hp MTD chipper shredder that works pretty good.
__________________
John @ ProCut Turf Management
former sn: ProCut TM went down so this is my new sn
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-02-2011, 11:47 PM
DillonB92's Avatar
DillonB92 DillonB92 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 197
Rep Power: 5
DillonB92 is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm more concerned with just leaves
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-03-2011, 09:06 AM
CFD192 CFD192 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 6
CFD192 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have this particular piece of equipment in my lineup. I would give it a 8 out of 10. If you use it as the main piece you will be unlaoding numerous times. What I have found to work is, take a leaf blower and blow as much as you can into piles and bag those piles. then take the chipper shreadder over the line for a final cleanup...looks really great. The one negative is sometimes you might have to go over an area more than once. I always put the wheels down as low and the will go and it seems to get the job done. As for the vaccum tube, i would give it 10 of 10. When I am getting in the mulch bed and under the shrubs it works great. This must have also been a crop year for acorns as we had hundreds more than I have ever had before. It would well there to, as long as you didn't put the tube right down in the mulch, it would pick up the acorns and not the mulch. I hope this works!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,835
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I have this particular piece of equipment in my lineup. I would give it a 8 out of 10. If you use it as the main piece you will be unlaoding numerous times.
Now that you have used this method, do you have plans on improving your leaf cleanup method in the future? If so, what's the plan and which equipment would make the process even better?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 01-06-2011, 02:00 PM
CFD192 CFD192 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 6
CFD192 is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve,

The only plans I have are to get a dump truck or a pickup with a dump to box in and get the vaccum to attach to vac the leaves up into the box of the dump. Here in Maryland we have a compost site that anyone can dump compost materials, twigs, leaves, and mulch at. So last time, I used the leaf blower and bagged everything. Bagging sucked but the gentlemen wanted them all off site so we bagged and then took the individual bags to the site, a total of 127- 55 gallon bags stuffed with leaves. Alot of places, I have the advantage of blowing them off the property and over the hill, or mulching into the ground.

So if I had that unit I would just blow everything to the edges of drive and then take vaccum and suck the leaves up into the back. Then I would still do the same with running over it with either the mower if not to late in year or I would run vac over it to finalize along with using it in the mulch beds. I haven't found anything better for the mulch beds. I have a stihl leafblower/vac and it performs no where near the level of the troybilt unit. Hope this helps!

Chris
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
Red Ox Chipper/Shredder TheFallGuy Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 9 12-01-2010 10:35 AM
Chipper/shreader valve sticking jasonw Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 8 10-23-2010 09:02 PM
Chipper Shredder vs Chipper Vac - or will I need both? Hedgemaster Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 27 09-18-2010 08:56 PM
WANTED Large chipper jasonw Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 08-26-2010 04:52 PM
Converting a Crafstman 7.5hp Chipper to a leaf vac firefighter5145 Community Assistance 3 11-06-2009 11:40 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Today 07:47 PM
by LCRobert
6 117
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Today 04:27 PM
by Chilehead
7 770
Contact last years...
googus
Today 09:13 AM
Today 12:31 PM
by Steve
1 51
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
Today 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,129
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
Today 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 15,982
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
Today 12:13 AM
Today 12:16 PM
by Steve
1 53
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Today 12:13 PM
by Steve
12 349
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
Today 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,379
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
Today 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 533
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
Yesterday 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,248
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Yesterday 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 95
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Yesterday 02:14 PM
by Steve
5 171
New to group
ron@alpine
Yesterday 08:45 AM
Yesterday 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 63
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
Yesterday 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 588
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
Yesterday 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 292
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Yesterday 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 244
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-25-2015 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 533
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,562
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 126
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 362
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 141
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 268
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 259
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 311
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 480
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 291
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 648
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 374
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,154
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 536
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,467
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 394
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 454
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 286
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 211
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,809
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 659
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 346
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,829
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,599
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 489
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,118
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 471
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,442
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 485
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 606
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 971
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,204
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 571
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 712
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter bush commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches door hangers employee problems ferris first truck foreman georgia google gopherhaul grass how to hydraulic introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business marketing mulch patio install per hour service podcast pricing pto reo savannah scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro up sell employee walk behind wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 PM.

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