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devnuts
10-19-2011, 03:55 PM
I have a 14 hp Billy goat.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Billy-Goat-DL1301H-13hp-Debris-Loader-Shredder-Vacuum-/00/$(KGrHqZ,!k4E3HBtiTi8BN1(UTMqig~~0_35.JPG


Need to mount it on an 6 x 12 Non-dump utility trailer similar to pick below only with higher sides.

http://images.traderonline.com/img/9/dealer/4126362/96587636_1thumb_180x135.jpg

IDEAS PLEASE?!?!

Kelly's Landscaping
10-19-2011, 05:12 PM
Is there enough room between the front rails and the jack to fit that? That's the spot most seem to mount to but if that option doesn't work then this is going to get interesting.

devnuts
10-19-2011, 05:32 PM
yes there is plenty of room. My trailer is slightly different then the one pictured. It is like this one with sides.

http://images.craigslist.org/3nf3k23lf5O55W35P3b921edf15068d88155f.jpg

Kelly's Landscaping
10-19-2011, 05:49 PM
Well then id weld on some mounting plates in the triangle so you could bolt it on when you need it have the chute 90 degrees to the side so it goes into the trail mounted box. Now you may need to modify the length of it nut that's easy just cut off the chute so it fits.

devnuts
10-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Thanks trying to avoid any welding but good idea

knox gsl
10-19-2011, 06:08 PM
Thanks trying to avoid any welding but good idea

Buy 2 sections of 3" by 1/2" steel stock cut to whatever length you would need and then bolt that to the tounge of the trailer an the DL to that. That way you can remove it dureing the rest of the year. I would also use rubber washers between the DL an mount.

Darryl G
10-19-2011, 06:23 PM
Don't mount it at all because you're going to hate unloading that trailer!

knox gsl
10-19-2011, 06:39 PM
Don't mount it at all because you're going to hate unloading that trailer!

He's got to do it once, should be all that it takes. Just don't let them sit in there overnight or drive a few hundred miles with them in the trailer.

devnuts
10-20-2011, 09:05 PM
I don't do a ton of leaves so I am not going to have to unload it much. Just put a tarp down and drag it out. I'm not gonna pack them in real tight.

knox gsl
10-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Put a pallet in the front with a chain or cable wrapped around it and laid on the floor. When you unload just pull the pallet out.

corey4671
10-20-2011, 09:27 PM
I don't do a ton of leaves so I am not going to have to unload it much. Just put a tarp down and drag it out. I'm not gonna pack them in real tight.

hehehehehehe.......no you won't hehehehehehehe

Darryl G
10-20-2011, 10:35 PM
You can always just keep the vac in the truck bed and run a hose back to the trailer if you don't do a lot of leaves. Most people just mount them on the front of the trailer though.

Ground up leaves do pack pretty tight, especially if they're wet and from driving around. I have actually been trying to finish a job before and filled my trailer up and had a little more I still needed to pick up. Just drive around for a few minutes and presto, room for more! I think you'll find that the tarp will often just pull out from under them leaving them in place. If you do have to rake them out, use a pitch fork to loosen them and a metal landscaping rake to push/pull them. I've heard the pallet trick works but you need something to attach it to outside the truck...I don't think you're going to be able to just yank it out by hand.

devnuts
10-21-2011, 05:22 PM
hehehehehehe.......no you won't hehehehehehehe

I've already done it many times. We used to load mulched leaves in by hand then out by hand. Two of us on each side of the tarp and after pitchforks and rakes we drag em out. Thanks though

Eurosport
10-21-2011, 06:56 PM
I've already done it many times. We used to load mulched leaves in by hand then out by hand. Two of us on each side of the tarp and after pitchforks and rakes we drag em out. Thanks though

Theres a huge difference between hand loaded leaves and machine loaded. It makes a huge brick when using a leaf loader. I would try the palet trick if I were you.

devnuts
10-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Sounds good. Thanks for the input

Kingfish
02-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Sounds good. Thanks for the input

How Did you do??

humble1
02-27-2012, 02:06 PM
I saw a leaf vac under mounted on a dump where a tool box would go between the cab and axle, because it was lower sucked better curbside, in the summer you just cover the whole in the bed and remove the vac.
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