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/leaf sweepers opinions


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 10-16-2008, 09:40 PM
S.P.Martin Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Lawn/leaf sweepers opinions

Anybody using lawn sweepers to pick up leaves?

I'm thinking that in some situations, this may the faster way to pick them up as well as other junk from lawns and parking areas.
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 10-16-2008, 09:42 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Are you looking at any specific types or models?
__________________
- 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 10-17-2008, 05:48 AM
hotwired hotwired is offline
Lawn Care Business Consultant - Ken
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: winslow maine
Age: 49
Posts: 53
Rep Power: 0
hotwired is an unknown quantity at this point
Default also

My foreman also mentioned trying one ... my impression has always been that htey are a light duty homeowner thing, but perhaps my judgement is too ridgid. Anyone else??
__________________
Kenneth LaVoie III
LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc. - Winslow, Maine

Author of - How to start a lawn care business a whole new way.
Get your copy now at LawnGuru.net - A guide to creating a fun, profitable lawn care business, and becoming a
better human being in the process
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2008, 09:27 AM
S.P.Martin Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

From what I can find out so far, Parker seems to be the best built sweeper out there, but its a bit pricey and only 36" wide. I suppose you get what you pay for. Also looking at the Craftsman 46" wide model. Half the money with a higher brush speed compared to others. Reviews seem to be mixed on durability.

I'll be using my ATV to pull it around as it is faster than my mower as well as more fuel stingy.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2008, 02:55 AM
Lukacs Property Maintenance's Avatar
Lukacs Property Maintenance Lukacs Property Maintenance is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lower Nicola, BC
Posts: 138
Rep Power: 7
Lukacs Property Maintenance is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb leave vachumes

Hey

There is a guy in town that uses a self propelled leaf vac. The parking lots and the sidewalks are kept free from dust dirt and garbage. He just walks behind the vac and sucks up stuff off the sidewalks and along the curbs so the drains don't get cloged

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2008, 05:16 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

http://www.cyclonerake.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2008, 10:59 AM
S.P.Martin Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have a 61 inch deck with a bagging system, but its not that great at sucking up leaves in some situations. The problem is the ground is not that smooth at one particular account and I can't get the deck low enough without scalping and gouging the ground with the deck or blower. Of course that's where most of the leaves are...

So maybe a lawn sweeper like a 36 inch wide Parker would do a better job in that situation. I can rent one for about $30 for a day.

Anybody's $.02?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-22-2008, 10:11 AM
ABurlison
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This one is by far the best one I've ever used, the multi-vac by Billy Goat, www.billygoat.com

Got a demo unit from my local power equipment store, this will even pick up beer bottles and not break them, very nice machine.

ANDY
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-22-2008, 10:13 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
So maybe a lawn sweeper like a 36 inch wide Parker would do a better job in that situation.
Do you mean one like this? To tow behind your mower? I bet you could find these used online cheap!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg lawn-sweeper.jpg (13.0 KB, 4 views)
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 10-22-2008, 12:13 PM
S.P.Martin Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

That's what I'm talking about, a tow behind. I can't justify an expensive self powered vac at this point.

I've been looking for something online via eBay, Craigs List, and so forth for something close by. I really don't want to travel too far to get one.

I'll probably just rent one for a couple of days, at least then I will know if it was the right tool for the job.
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
Fall leaf clean up lawn sign ideas. Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 2 10-04-2008 12:12 AM
Website opinions gotta_mow Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 6 05-30-2008 12:41 AM
Scott's Lawn & Leaf needs signs Steve Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 0 03-18-2008 08:26 AM
"green leaf lawn & Landscape" AMW Graphics Truck & Trailer Sign Design, silk screened apparel & uniform discussion 8 11-30-2007 02:29 PM
Opinions Please tiedeman General Business Discussions 16 06-23-2006 01:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
Today 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,856
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
Yesterday 11:08 PM
Today 01:09 PM
by Steve
1 60
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
Today 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 5,989
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Today 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,200
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 01:03 PM
by Steve
2 113
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-15-2014 10:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
188 16,325
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
12-15-2014 10:04 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
27 8,801
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 202
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 205
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 276
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 180
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 685
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 718
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 191
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 3,916
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 304
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,245
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 534
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 381
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,676
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 792
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 345
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 338
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,009
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,595
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 861
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,169
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,337
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 509
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 585
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,113
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 752
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,118
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,763
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 604
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,324
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 546
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,408
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,383
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,410
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 630
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,165
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,067
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 524
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,215
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,209
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 572
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 930
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-26-2014 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 867
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
11-26-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 661
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades care charge christmas collections edging employee problems equipment rental estimate foreman four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills holiday husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mowing mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower ordinance past due per hour service podcast pto push versus ride running a business savannah scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wood
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.

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