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cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:29 AM
Chev 1 ton, 11 hp Hiway loader, Walker GHS 20 hp, Echo blowers.
Trailer/cottage park.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:32 AM
I'll try the pic again.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:36 AM
Coverage on the lawn.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:38 AM
Sucking up leaves,

smcunningham
11-12-2007, 12:42 AM
Nice setup you have there Cantoo.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:43 AM
After pic.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:45 AM
More leaves.

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:50 AM
sm, I better tell the truth in case my wife reads this thread. It's her setup, I just built it. This is the first time in 2 years I have helped on this property. Her and my daughter do most of the clean ups while I work a day job. She lets (makes) me help her on the weekend sometimes and at night once in awhile. If I make her job easy then she doesn't make me help.
This is what I was doing until she made me help her.

Patatoe1
11-12-2007, 12:52 AM
Is it legal to drive around with it on the front of your truck?

Also, do you drive around with the pipe connected from the loader to the box?

cantoo
11-12-2007, 12:55 AM
I was clearing a lot for a house.
"Timber"

smcunningham
11-12-2007, 12:56 AM
Cantoo, You posted in the comm lawn care forum about your pics but nothing comes up so I added a link there to direct members here.

smcunningham
11-12-2007, 12:58 AM
cantoo sm, I better tell the truth in case my wife reads this thread. It's her setup, I just built it. This is the first time in 2 years I have helped on this property. Her and my daughter do most of the clean ups while I work a day job. She lets (makes) me help her on the weekend sometimes and at night once in awhile. If I make her job easy then she doesn't make me help.
This is what I was doing until she made me help her.

Looks like you had your hands full clearing that lot out.....When I was younger i worked for a land clearing company....

cantoo
11-12-2007, 01:10 AM
Potatoe, never been stopped so as far as I know it's okay. It's less than 4' out front. The pipe stays on to drive, the suction hose wraps around the loader and hooks inot place.
Thanks, sm I got bounced out of the other thread and not sure why. Some of the pics froze up when loading.

IMAGE
11-12-2007, 08:45 PM
NICE NICE NICE!! That is my exact same planned setup for next year. Thanks for the pics.

blowerboy
11-14-2007, 11:58 PM
nice tuck +leaf sucker

shepoutside
11-15-2007, 12:17 AM
Glad to see your still keeping out of trouble, hope your season was grand. BTW, figured you would just burn them, up your way, lol

ACA L&L
11-15-2007, 01:37 AM
just curious how much are ya chargin for a leaf cleanup that size?
one time/ bi weekly /weekly?

cantoo
11-15-2007, 08:55 PM
lawnzilla2, we only do one cleanup on that property. We don't clean behind the cottages against the fences or the rooves. $350 in and out. We cut the lawn in the summer for a flat rate and because of the trees there is hardly any growth so we do alright and the leaf price reflects that. We don't have to be very neat and we can drive on the lawn so it's not that bad. The lady would used to live there gave us some good referrals over the years.

cantoo
11-15-2007, 09:02 PM
Shep, yeah I did pretty good this season I hardly had to help my wife. Equipment held up pretty good, replaced some spindles, front drive shaft on my tractor but that was about it for repairs. Bought a new to me bike 2002 Honda 1800 VTX, got a new to my wife Chev 3/4 ton truck. The truck will be getting a flat bed and hoist this winter and the old Chev will be sold to a firewood guy.
Tons people burn their leaves in Point Clark, I can't stand the stink. I wish they would hire me to suck them up but they are too cheap.
Need any help hauling your pile of money to the bank?

G.M.Landscaping
11-16-2007, 04:42 PM
How does that bed dump? It looks like there is a electric/Hyd pump near the cab, but how does it work?

cantoo
11-16-2007, 07:13 PM
GM, I built the flatbed and hoist myself. I mounted the electric hydraulic pump under the flatbed deck right behind the passengers door between the bed rails. The switch is behind the drivers door inside the cab, I can reach it from inside or from the outside with the door open. It works good other than the pump impeller is getting worn out and making the oil foamy and putting air into the system. I have a brand new pump sitting there waiting to be installed but I also have another truck I am building over the winter so as long as this pump lasts the leaf season it will be sold on the truck. Saves me $500 if I can keep the new pump.
I have two trucks to decide on for the new dump. Either a 95 Chev 3/4 or a 97 Ford 1 to dually cab and chassis (former ambulance) with a flatbed that I already built.

kevhov
12-06-2007, 11:22 PM
Is it legal to drive down the road with that front loader?

cantoo
12-07-2007, 07:49 PM
kevhov, no idea but if I get pulled over and told it is I would just redesign it to be legal. It is so handy we would never go back to a rear mounted one. The pipe can come off in a couple of minutes if needed.