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Leaf bag smashing

crunching a truckload of leafs


Packing 50 bags of leaf material so they won't bounce out takes a special touch.

Smash....smash...........smash those bags down.

That's how an expert leaf bag smasher does it in a clutch.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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A vacuum pump or even a hoover would cut down the volume considerably more.
Comment by Roland_Smith Fri Dec 23 18:37:18 2011
A lot of my mom's neighbors are now putting their leaves on the side of the road bagless. I think the city is able to vacuum them up somehow, and every time I drive past those huge piles of biomass, I dream of being able to swoop in and vacuum them up first. :-)
Comment by anna Fri Dec 23 18:48:24 2011
Rent a big mobile shop vacuum and a generator. Put both on the bed of the pickup and you're ready for drive-by biomass. ;-)
Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Dec 24 05:28:05 2011





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