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Ben's Landscape
10-26-2010, 11:00 PM
I recently bought a leaf loader and this is the first box i am building.

I was wondering if i should use outdoor .5 in or outdoor .75 inch plywood?

Also any ideas for the top? I was thinking of getting a mesh tarp and stringing it over the top of the box and use some ferring strips to screw the tarp to the sides of the leaf box.

Is there any tips you would give out?

Thanks in advance for your help.

JayD
10-26-2010, 11:18 PM
I just put one together on my extra 5x10 open trailer. I used 5/8" treated plywood along with all treated 2x4's..I have not bought my mesh tarp yet, been looking at them on line. Northern Tools has some, for mine, I was going to get a 10'x16', think it was $50 give or take a couple $.

I will have to take some pix of it, I ment to do that. will do that wed.

Ben's Landscape
10-26-2010, 11:24 PM
I just put one together on my extra 5x10 open trailer. I used 5/8" treated plywood along with all treated 2x4's..I have not bought my mesh tarp yet, been looking at them on line. Northern Tools has some, for mine, I was going to get a 10'x16', think it was $50 give or take a couple $.

I will have to take some pix of it, I ment to do that. will do that wed.

Thanks JayD. I got a mesh tarp from harbor frieght it was less than 30 dollars i wana say. but that was last year and i am going to get a new one this year just for the leaf box.

Thanks for the advice i cant wait to see the trailer!

JayD
10-26-2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks JayD. I got a mesh tarp from harbor frieght it was less than 30 dollars i wana say. but that was last year and i am going to get a new one this year just for the leaf box.

Thanks for the advice i cant wait to see the trailer!

Hey thanks, I have a harbor frieght close to me, I will check out theirs..

Ben's Landscape
10-26-2010, 11:40 PM
No problem. yeah they are a cheap one but if you get 1 yr out of it you did good. its a nylon mesh instead of the good ones so it will melt i have dropd mine on my muffler on the mower by accident and it melted big time.

JayD
10-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Yeah, you were right, I just looked up their web site, and there it was....$30
I am going over there tomorrow to check it out. I just want it to hold leaves in while driving, so it should work for me.

Ben's Landscape
10-27-2010, 07:56 AM
yeah for that the tarp i have has worked well for me. Good luck

JayD
10-27-2010, 02:27 PM
OK Ben, as I promiced, here are the pix......

JayD
10-27-2010, 02:29 PM
here are a couple more.....

JayD
10-27-2010, 02:30 PM
I did not pick up my tarp yet, and I will be caulking all the joints....

QuadRacer041
10-27-2010, 06:58 PM
I dont think u need to go so thick on the plywood. I used like 3/8"ish had it for 3 years now with no problems.

2low4NH
10-27-2010, 07:57 PM
No need to caulk the joints make sure the box can breath. tarp the top of it. you will want the tarp nice and snug my loader will lift sheets of plywood off the top of my box

JayD
10-27-2010, 08:15 PM
I'm also thinking of using this rig for mulch work, and this winter I'm going to use it to move all of my snow blowers, salt spreader, and snow shovels. Thought the walls would help keep the wind off the blowers when I'm trucking down the highway.

STIHL GUY
10-27-2010, 09:30 PM
a mesh tarp is deffinitly the way to go for the top if your going to using a loader