Little Creek Maple Farm

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Victory is mine!

After many weeks of continuous leaf dropping and cleaning,  I have finally won the battle against the trees for this season at least.  This year I added a new tool to my ho-hum manual rake.  A Husqvarna 125BVX leaf blower.  (insert manly grunt here)

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I picked this tool up from Superior Power Equipment in Manch-Vegas.  A great local store I found via Google after my local Lowes did not have the model I wanted in stock.  Lowes could have special ordered it, but it would have arrived 3-4 weeks after I needed it!  Through the power of the iPhone I was able to find Superior Power Equipment while I finished up shopping at Lowes.  5 Minutes later I confirmed Superior Power Equipment had one, and told them I would be there momentarily to pick it up.

Superior Power Equipment had great customer service.  They filled the leaf blower up with gas/oil and ran it to make sure everything was up to snuff before I left their store.  They even gave me a training session on the thing.  I would definitely return in the future to buy another item or have something serviced.

The leaves did not stand a chance with my new weapon!  I have a significant number of trees at the homestead that for whatever reason took a wicked long time to completely drop this year.  I am sure the unseasonal weather we have had made the process take even longer.

This afternoon I topped off my two compost bins with the last round of leaves and blew the rest into the woods.  Victory is mine!

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November 27, 2011 - Posted by | Home Maintenance, Miscellaneous | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I picked up an electric blower vac for my leaves. I prefer to have them shredded for the compost pile. They take up less space and decompose quicker.

    Small businesses usually have great service. They have to in order to compete with the big boys.

    Comment by Fritz | November 28, 2011 | Reply

    • How did you find your vac was at shredding the leaves. I bought this model specifically for the shredding option but I was not very impressed with its capability. I seemed to get a lot of clogging and simply decided it was not worth the effort to use the vac, becuase disassembling the unit to unclog it is kind of a pain. So, I decided it was more efficient to use my push lawn mower to shred the leaves I wanted to use on my garlic beds and just piled the rest of the leaves in my long term compost piles.

      As far as the customer service goes it really surprised me how good it was, and its not something that I have experienced in a long time. I will definitely go back!

      Comment by billcarpenter4 | November 28, 2011 | Reply


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