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pines
02-15-2004, 10:12 AM
Has anyone ever mounted/welded hardware to the front of their trailer so they could install a leaf blower (I am thinking on the frame close to the hitch).....My thinking is the blower could then be used with or without the trailer (without trailer just install into hitch of truck), depending on the situation. Secondly the leaves could be blown into either the truck or the trailer. Thanks

LB Landscaping
02-15-2004, 11:12 AM
Are you talking about a leaf "loader"????

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 11:36 AM
I did and love the design. I will be doing it a little different next year so that it will swivle 180 degrees so that I can pull debris from both sides.

Tim

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 11:37 AM
pic #2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 11:40 AM
pic #3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

impactlandscaping
02-15-2004, 12:12 PM
Nice set up Tim.Very nice..

mtdman
02-15-2004, 12:15 PM
Hey Blades, how tall is that box? Do you have problems driving that around?

Nice job, btw.

:D

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 12:52 PM
7ft tall.... It is my old 5 x12 ft lawn trailer. I bought a new trailer late fall and converted that one for leafs and hauling mulch.. It is 32 cubic feet internally and I have filled it to the top with leafs. When it is like that it is extremely heavy but does fine. I will need new tires next fall the ones on it are wearing quick with all the weight.

Tim

Here's the new service trailer...

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 12:54 PM
picture didn't come over...Sorry!

landscapingpoolguy
02-15-2004, 02:16 PM
Do you rake all the leaves outta that trailer? gotta take up alotta time at the dump?

Chuck

pines
02-15-2004, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by LB Landscaping
Are you talking about a leaf "loader"????

Sorry I did mean a leaf loader. My fault

pines
02-15-2004, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Blades of Steel
pic #3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Blades,

Nice setup. Couple of questions:

1) the loader can be a bit heavy, do you install on the trailer for the cleanup seasons only?

2) does your loader have the ability to install into a hitch as well?...just trying to think of ways to perform various jobs w/out taking the trailer out if there is no need to. Thanks

Blades of Steel
02-15-2004, 04:25 PM
Yes it is a bit heavy and not extremely easy to do. I have mine locked and bolted to the trailer. However, Taking it off the trailer is not an extremely hard task. It weighs in a 300lbs, 2 people to move would be easy to do.

Yes you could hitch mount it or bed gate mount the unit. I don't have any real small jobs to do so trailer mounting is fine for me. When I go out I usually do 4 to 5 stops and most take a couple of hours.

The pallet system is how I get it out of the trailer. Chain hooked to a pallet then hook it to the tractor at the dump. I am there about 5 minutes tops..

Tim

Green Care
02-15-2004, 04:57 PM
Pine

You may want too visit giantvac.com they have the hitch mount there or you can go to a welding shop and something can be made.