Is there a better way to pick up acorns besides raking them?

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Old 09-14-06, 08:26 PM
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Question Is there a better way to pick up acorns besides raking them?

Is there a better way than raking?

I've thought about a leaf vacuum/blower but I've heard when an acorn or stick goes through the impeller, the impeller jams or breaks.

Any mechanized means to pick these off the ground?

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I always thought raking was the best method, unless you could hire a herd of squirrels
 
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Old 09-15-06, 06:16 AM
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lol! I've read there's some type of outdoor equipment you can use but I don't know what they are! I think the guys in the Outdoor Power Equipment forum can help ya out so I'm gonna move this over there.
 
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Old 09-15-06, 02:42 PM
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put the lawnmower on mulch and go to town. Thats what I do. Of course, i also leave some food for the little critters.
 
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Old 09-15-06, 04:44 PM
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My mower cutting height 2.5", it goes right over the acorns.

Is your cutting height considerably lower? I don't think I'd want to cut the grass much shorter.
 
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If you have a large shopvac w/ 2 1/2" hose,use it.Tedious,but at least you aren't bent over raking and scooping them up.
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Old 09-15-06, 08:17 PM
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mla2ofus, I'll give that a try.

I'm still willing to consider other methods too.

thanks.
 
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Hi Iowa,

There are power lawn vacs. You might be able to rent one.

Newt
 
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