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    I have a few body corporate jobs with some enormous pin oaks, which mean an enormous amount of leaves.
    I have an old billy goat but find its slower than raking and bagging by hand.

    How do you deal with them?
    Any tips or great machines to deal with thm and pick them up?

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    What Billy Goats?
    Just thought I would say that before Ian
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    Why do you find the billy goat slower ??? Is it rooted or are the leaves to heavy for it to pick up. If the impellor is worn it will greatly affect the performance. Just wondering because my billy goat saves me a lot of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLALM View Post
    Why do you find the billy goat slower ??? Is it rooted or are the leaves to heavy for it to pick up. If the impellor is worn it will greatly affect the performance. Just wondering because my billy goat saves me a lot of time
    I just find that I am constantly emptying the bag.
    I would get 6 to 8 wool packs of leaves, that are jammed pretty tight, I need a trolley to move them

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    Default Re: Autumn leaves

    I have 70 or so decorative pears at one body corp, where they are on the roadways or flat grass areas, I pick them up with the ride on (it has a bagger), which accounts for 25%, the rest I have being picking up with the handmower, but that fills the bag super quick. looking at possibly borrowing a billy goat to try out to see if thats any better. But for the road ways and flat areas, the ride on does a great and quick job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Gardens View Post
    I just find that I am constantly emptying the bag.
    I would get 6 to 8 wool packs of leaves, that are jammed pretty tight, I need a trolley to move them

    Yep thats the same problem I have with Billy! I Do a periodic leaf collection from different areas of the school and take away 4 woolbales minimum, just through the school yard areas I will get 2 each week it looks like especially during autumn.
    Billy works great, just need an automatic bag emptier that does it in less than 10 minutes
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    You southern boys need high side tray bed trucks with vac's mounted in the back like the Yanks use:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJD Mowing View Post
    What Billy Goats?
    Just thought I would say that before Ian
    ha ha very funny i was actually going to suggest nanny goats as they're less aggressive
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    ha ha very funny i was actually going to suggest nanny goats as they're less aggressive
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    Quote Originally Posted by courty View Post
    You southern boys need high side tray bed trucks with vac's mounted in the back like the Yanks use:-)
    Sounds like a great idea!!!

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    Here's a "Kiwi" invention for dealing with leaves and other foreign matter!

    http://www.ladymuck.co.nz/page2.html

    Not sure as to how powerful it might be but interesting all the same...simple discharge system, certainly easier than the Billy Goat I have.

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    Here is another Kiwi idea "the Butter Box" has an interesting discharge system that will deal with leaves and other foreign matter as well..
    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/con...2/s3699552.htm
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    "Researchers are hanging boxes off the back end of sheep to measure methane levels in their wind."

    there are a couple of blokes at my local would qualify for this lol




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