I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with leaves. I have about 2 acres around the house with nearly 50, gorgeous leafy sassafras, ash, cherry, river birch, and pine that shed leafs and needles this time of year. In the past, I used my x324 + powerflow + a custom leaf hopper (400+ gallon) (very similar to a cyclone rake in appearance). Now, with a 1025R, I'm wondering what I should do.
With my 400 Gallon leaf hopper, I would get a few minutes of mowing time before it filled up and then had to dump. I'm wondering if anybody has any thoughts about a better method. I know the cyclone rake is about the same size as this, and the MCS20, although half the capacity, has auto dump. I've also considered a 3PH blower (Agrimetal BW 1600-TP Tractor PTO 3 point Hitch Blower). I used to run a mulch kit on the x324, but even at WOT it would stall out; it was also a 4 pass exercise to mow. I know that the 1025r has much more torque, so maybe this won't be an issue?
I'm really just looking to leverage the 1025r to try and get my leafing down from almost 20 hours each year to something more reasonable. Any thoughts?