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WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-18-2007, 12:28 AM
We built this today still needs paint and detailing.

B. L. Landscaping
11-18-2007, 02:54 PM
looks good walker

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-18-2007, 05:12 PM
Thanks I need get some paint on it still. Have under $400.00 in it so far. Hey you dont need a mower do you. It is a Ramsons belt drive WB

deere615
11-18-2007, 08:30 PM
Looks nice, it will look even nicer with paint!

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-18-2007, 08:53 PM
Thanks I was think of painting grey then put "WE SUCK" in big white letters. Then write "LEAVES" on the back.;) That would turn some heads.:confused:

deere615
11-19-2007, 09:52 PM
Thanks I was think of painting grey then put "WE SUCK" in big white letters. Then write "LEAVES" on the back.;) That would turn some heads.:confused:

Lol, it sure would turn some heads!

mattfromNY
11-19-2007, 10:07 PM
My idea that got shot down for my leaf trailer, was to put a big old sillhouette (sp?) of a bare tree, maybe like one little leaf hanging from one of the branches, with 'Happiness is a bare ASH' underneath it. My wife didn't think I should do it. What does she know, anyway?

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-19-2007, 11:20 PM
That would be catchy.:clapping::laugh:

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-19-2007, 11:47 PM
I cant believe I have been doing leaves with tarps for this long.:hammerhead:

EngineeredLawns
11-23-2007, 10:30 PM
Lets see the pictures when you get it painted. Is the vac mounted so that it swings to the side when you dump or do you have to remove it. I was thinking of putting one on the front of the dump trainer.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-23-2007, 11:29 PM
It dont swing I have to remove it. I tried to mount to the front of mine, but there was nowhere to mount. I would have to drill holes and put alot of metal into it.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-27-2007, 09:07 PM
Engineer,
Got it painted tonigh is was dark by the time I got done. I will get some pics tomorrow.

93Chevy
11-27-2007, 09:15 PM
I like that design a lot. I've always enjoyed playing with wood.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-27-2007, 09:17 PM
I have pics of the entire build as well. I just haven't had a chance to resize them.

93Chevy
11-27-2007, 10:16 PM
Sweet, I'd love to see them.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-27-2007, 10:39 PM
i do as well I add some wood to the truck the dump trailer sides for when we run during the summer. It is a good feeling when it actually works.

93Chevy
11-27-2007, 11:03 PM
I've never had much experience building anything previous to this summer, until I worked with a carpenter. It was a lot of fun learning just about everthing I need to know to keep my house in order. My uncle and I made shelves from OSB for the back of my truck for all my tools so they weren't sliding all around. I love the shelves and it was great leaving how to build with my uncle. Only downside is I like mowing more than remodling and it's hard to fit a WB inside a cap with shelves on both sides.

EngineeredLawns
11-28-2007, 11:07 AM
Looking foward to seeing the finished pictures. What size truck loader is that? Any problems with the 90 degree turn at the top of the trailer. How have your cleanups gone with the new rig?

Bedell Property Mgmt.
11-28-2007, 01:38 PM
i'd love to have that set up!

Stillwater
11-28-2007, 07:15 PM
Lets see the pictures when you get it painted. Is the vac mounted so that it swings to the side when you dump or do you have to remove it. I was thinking of putting one on the front of the dump trainer.

I thought the exact same thing

WALKER LANDSCAPE
11-28-2007, 08:45 PM
I have a class 3 hitch mounted in the back of the dump trailer. I pull a chipper with it on short trips. I will get those pics I promise. I would love to have it mounted in the front as well. If any one can come up with ideas how to I am all ears. It is a Trac Vac 11 HP it was given to me with a broken shaft so as of now with new parts the wood and the paint I have about $500 in it. The clean ups have been cut in half on the time.

ritchiem
11-28-2007, 10:37 PM
not a bad setup at all....sure beats raking and tarping.

Stillwater
11-29-2007, 10:29 AM
not a bad setup at all....sure beats raking and tarping.

me... I much rather drag over loaded tarps and lug heavy green barrels all day and be beat and exhausted by noon.

fred333
11-29-2007, 11:58 AM
Same here.

EngineeredLawns
12-06-2007, 03:15 PM
Have you gotten it painted yet? Would love to see the pictures.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-06-2007, 09:47 PM
Yes I have it painted but it is covered with SNOW right now. Next time I hook the plows I will snap one I promise.:waving:

kevhov
12-06-2007, 11:10 PM
I want to do a set up like that too. How do you unload it?

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-07-2007, 12:12 PM
The loader is on a fabricated re-enforced hitch in the back. The loader comes off. Then you open a couple latches and push the dump button and a tight cube of shredded leaves POPS out. Make sure you have at least 6 to 7 GOOD hinges on top for the rear doors.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-07-2007, 08:31 PM
Here is those pics for you.

EngineeredLawns
12-07-2007, 10:38 PM
Looks great. I think I will paint mine when I do it. Right now the wood on my dump trailer is not painted, but the paint really makes it look good. Thanks for posting the pictures. Are you going to put lettering on the sides? Just the phone number may pick you up some more work.

deere615
12-08-2007, 07:27 PM
That paint makes it look really good.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-08-2007, 07:52 PM
I wanted a darker gray oh well I used a Behr from Home Depot. It is water proof as well.

B. L. Landscaping
12-08-2007, 08:04 PM
looks great walker did ya have a good leaf season?

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-08-2007, 11:03 PM
I wont know until this snow melts off. LOL. So far it has been alot easier than last year that is for sure.

moose203
12-09-2007, 12:15 AM
i know it is a dump trailer but does the trailer dump to get the leaves out or do you have a moving floor(not sure of the correct terminology ) if it does dump does that work well, coming out cleanly or do you have to sweep it out?

JASON

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-09-2007, 01:51 PM
Jason
It comes out in a tightly packed cube no sweeping. It dumps like a dump truck would.

J&R Landscaping
12-09-2007, 02:59 PM
Looks nice! What leaf loader are you running?

moose203
12-09-2007, 03:19 PM
COOL thanks, also would you take a look at my thread "state paying for my business" it looks like you got thing under control on your end just looking for experienced opinions.

Jason

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-12-2007, 10:14 PM
Looks nice! What leaf loader are you running?

It is a 11 HP Trac Vac a park maintenance friend of mine GAVE IT to me. It had a broken shaft $200 later up and running.

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-12-2007, 10:28 PM
COOL thanks, also would you take a look at my thread "state paying for my business" it looks like you got thing under control on your end just looking for experienced opinions.

Jason

Jason
What is your question or do you want me to respond to your thread instead?

J&R Landscaping
12-13-2007, 10:45 AM
It is a 11 HP Trac Vac a park maintenance friend of mine GAVE IT to me. It had a broken shaft $200 later up and running.

Thats a good deal!