View Full Version : Some of our leaf collection equipment

Tobe Lawn Care
10-13-2004, 10:10 PM
Here are some pics. for you guys. The leaf box holds 20 yds. and hinges @ the top. The little wonder blower hangs on the tailgate and is removed w/a skid loader, using a short chain and the factory installed lift point. We remove the curved pipe first. The small acess door, in the back of the leaf box, the emergency rest room door. Good for those days when you just rent your lunch. We vented the top of our box w/metal lathe and it has been working well so far, w/only dust on the road and truck.

LB Landscaping
10-13-2004, 10:17 PM
Sweet set up, looks similar to mine except I only have a one ton truck. Could you take a coule of shots of the set-up you have for hanging the loader from the tailgate???

Tobe Lawn Care
10-13-2004, 10:45 PM
Here are some pics of us putting the box on our truck.

Tobe Lawn Care
10-13-2004, 10:47 PM
We will try and get some pics tomorrow of the frame holding the leaf loader.

LB Landscaping
10-13-2004, 10:48 PM
Cool, Thanks!!!

10-13-2004, 10:50 PM
nice looking setup you got there

10-13-2004, 11:12 PM
NICE rig. Hope you keep busy with it!


10-14-2004, 01:23 AM
Nice rig. Do you have anymore shots of the truck?

10-14-2004, 01:31 AM
That is a pretty cool rig! I thought it was on a pick up at first. Top kick/ Kodiak instead. Use it for plowing in the winter?

10-14-2004, 04:41 AM
Nice setup. I like how you have your top solid and vented on the side....gave me an idea.

10-14-2004, 10:04 AM

I see you have a Husty Vac on the Bobcat? I don't if that is right or not. I was looking to get a PECO for my bobcat 60". I have never heard of your model before? Do you have any info on it?

Thanks !

10-14-2004, 10:21 AM
Nice set up. Hope you make a lot of money with it.

Liberty Lawncare
10-14-2004, 11:37 AM
Sweet those leaves dont stand a chance. :gunsfirin

10-14-2004, 12:15 PM
Nice set-up gives me ideas too. Could you please give some more details on the truck, style, type, ton, yard dump, etc. And, if you push snow what blade? Thanks, LCME

10-14-2004, 12:29 PM
That is one nice looking setup to be sure. Having a setup that efficient will definitely help you speed through the cleanups!


10-14-2004, 01:21 PM
cool setup, looks like it is very easy to go on and off. good luck.

10-14-2004, 02:02 PM
SWEET SET UP!!! :drinkup:

Tobe Lawn Care
10-14-2004, 07:26 PM

That vac is made by Hasty vac. www.hastyvac.com I have only had it out for 6 hrs. but it works very well so far. Dumps from seat and has a drop pan underneath the hopper to keep debris off the mower engine and air cleaner. We ran it all day today and it was way wet this morning. I think I plugged it 4x but it was my fault for not emptying it soon enough. It mounts to your mower off of a frame you bolt to the rear of your machine. No holes to drill. The unit is pretty d**n heavy though and will take at least 2 strong guys to take off and on. Whole system runs close to $2k. If you are thinking about getting 1 definately go w/the spindle drive. We have 2 now and used to have the pony drive and they suck.

Tobe Lawn Care
10-14-2004, 07:32 PM
Forgot to tell you we didn't go w/a peco because our dealer/distributer has been having trouble getting parts and such. Hasty vac is a new co. and there website is lacking but they do answer the phone if you have questions. Based on my experience so far, I would recommend one.

Tobe Lawn Care
10-14-2004, 07:40 PM

The truck is an 04 GMC topkick c4500. We just had a regular 12' dump installed and some tool boxes. We don't have a plow on it yet, as I like to use p/u trucks instead, they are way faster for my lots. We will use it to salt. Oh it has the dmax of course and it's auto.

10-14-2004, 08:24 PM
i just checked the site, looks like they offer a truck loader as well. just wondering if you happened to see the price on one of those when you were at your dealer?