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Garbage Picker

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by redman6565, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Do any of you guys have a hand held garbage picker? i know what im looking for visually but describing it is hard so i hope you know what im talking about...
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    why?????????????
     
  3. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    haha well i need one for when i send the truck out and im not sure where i can buy one from?
     
  4. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
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  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    ya exactly! i was thinking of something like that or a claw, not sure but either one is better than picking it up by hand...
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    you didnt know how to describe a stick with a point on it .............jk:D
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
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    haha well visually i imagined a claw like thing with a pointer finger trigger but maybe im over thinking the process haha
     
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Get a round pole (dowel) pound a nail in the end cut off the head sharpen to a point .....CHEAP......
     
  9. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
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  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    whats dose a pole with a nail on it have to do with snow?
     
  11. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Well you could put #'s on it and use to measure the snow :rolleyes:
     
  12. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
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    festerw youre a genius! thanks!
     
  13. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    na strap it to the front of your pickup and when you see a competitor driving at you, you can joust till the death! (but without horses)
     
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Still what do u need it for?
     
  15. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
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    well i have a couple accounts in which i have to sweep the parking lot and i also do the landscape and plowing so when im down there running the truck i wanted something that i could use to pick garbage up out of the landscape and lawn so that the lot looks presentable.
     
  16. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    o ok, thats what i would use one for... But I was trying to come up with reasons you need one when you were out doing snow services
     
  17. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    LOL tell my wife that......

    for future reference most of the time they're called reach extenders, we've got a few of them at the college that's how I knew what you were talking about.
     
  18. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    haha no im a full maintenance company, we plow/we sweep/we mow and we're a pain in the ass haha.
     
  19. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
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    we do it all ussmileyflag
     
  20. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    This is what we use for picking trash. These are built tough and will pick up a piece of straw if needed. This is the only brand worth buying. I have used every make under the sun for 15yrs. and most fall apart in a month. http://arcoa.com/products-ezrp.html
    doug