2012 - Volume #36, Issue #6, Page #02[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Low-Cost Leaf "Picker Upper"
Yewell bought a 6-ft. long piece of poly at FarmTek and rolled it into a 2-ft. dia. tube, using rivets to hold it together. He bolted the tube to the discharge chute on his Murray 40-in. riding mower and installed a hinged plywood door with screen on back of the tube.
“The mower mulches the leaves and grass and blows them into the tube. It only takes 10 min. to fill,” says Yewell. “It fills up so fast that I had to put another screen on top of the tube to keep it from plugging up and blowing everything back toward the front. To empty out the material I open the rear door and use a rake to pull the material out.”
The tube is bolted to the deck with two 1/4-in. bolts and also secured by a bungee strap to a handle on the riding mower that’s used to adjust the mower height.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, William Yewell, 1721 K Ave., Ogden, Iowa 50212 (ph 515 275-2252).
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