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DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 08:55 AM
Heres a pic of my leaf setup at work.. ill post some more of the loader and box...
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/DAMSLandscaping/CIMG0587.jpg

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 08:56 AM
Maybe this will work...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/DAMSLandscaping/CIMG0587.jpg

grass_cuttin_fool
11-23-2006, 09:08 AM
Nice looking, what size is the loader? I want to add a loader to my dump trailer next season.


wayne

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 09:49 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/DAMSLandscaping/CIMG0591.jpg

Heres another.. ITs the 18hp Bill Goat. perfect size imo.

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 09:51 AM
another.............
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/DAMSLandscaping/CIMG0590.jpg

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 09:51 AM
one more..............

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/DAMSLandscaping/CIMG0589.jpg

MysticLandscape
11-23-2006, 09:59 AM
My friend, who I do clean-ups with runs the exact same thing, minus the V10 in your truck, but his is dirtier :cool:

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 10:06 AM
my truck is actually the 5.4L v8.. glad its not the v10 because i can hardly keep gas in it with the box on.

bucky5
11-23-2006, 10:59 AM
what other equipment are you using with your set up?

metro36
11-23-2006, 11:02 AM
Nice rig. Sure it works well for ya.

Uranus
11-23-2006, 11:09 AM
Look pretty close to my setup. I got the same insert as you do. ( I took black spray paint to the yellow downeaster, I'm not in the business of advertising for others) My loader is on my trailer though. How high is your box? Mine is in the 10'3" range. You can feel the weight when towing the trailer and have a full load in the box. You must be close to being done for the year. I have 14 cleanups left, Should be done by wednesday.

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 11:18 AM
i use an exmark navigator, redmax7001 blower, rakes and tarps. with 2 people i can get an average sized cleanup done in about 2-3 hours.

DAMSLandscaping
11-23-2006, 11:26 AM
Mine is 11'6 at the highest point. i think im going to take the the downeaster decals off i dont like them either. ive got 11 cleanups left i hope to have done by wednesday aswell because its going to rain after that. im real glad i got the loader this year, i wasnt going to but i dont know where i would be if i didnt. The only problem i have with my insert is the there is so much wieght on the rear with the loader on it that it wont come back down. I just use a ratchet strap and get it started then im all set.

S3Scooter
11-23-2006, 10:51 PM
The only problem i have with my insert is the there is so much wieght on the rear with the loader on it that it wont come back down. I just use a ratchet strap and get it started then im all set.


I have the same problum on my dump trailer. I bought a winch from harbor freight to do it. Bad Idea, the winch is too powerful, and on of my guys did not do it right one day, and screwed up the cylinder on the trailer. I will get it fixed after the season. I am going to inquire about adding a two way system to mine.

Like the set up.

S3

kemmer
11-26-2006, 10:11 AM
I like the new grill on the front

paponte
11-26-2006, 12:44 PM
Nice setup! Obvious you put some thought into it... Sharp! :)

DAMSLandscaping
11-27-2006, 09:33 PM
Thanks for all the good feedback! I figured if i was going to do it i wanted to do it right. Ive seen some ugly leaf boxes around here. Hopfully i can take it off soon! Im still waiting on my polycaster to come in. Hopfully I have it by the first snow...

Gatewayuser
11-27-2006, 10:09 PM
Looks great! I have a 01 F-350 with the 5.4 it has plenty of power but when the leaf box is on and pulling a trailer I think I can actually watch the gas gauge going down.