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jpmako
10-29-2004, 11:14 PM
Just bought this on e-bay, Leaf piles should be easier now!

jt5019
10-29-2004, 11:22 PM
Our public works has units like that.You will have no problems with leaf piles :) it might actually make leaf cleanup fun!

chefdrp
10-29-2004, 11:24 PM
just curious. How much was it?

Mico Landscaping design
10-29-2004, 11:25 PM
looks good... good price/.?

jpmako
10-29-2004, 11:30 PM
looks good... good price/.?


Paid $2000.00 Should be a giant step up from my 8hp tailgate leaf loader!

TreffertLawnWrx
10-29-2004, 11:37 PM
So...., How much would you like for your tailgate loader if you want to sell it? PLease PM me! Thanks, Scott

walker-talker
10-29-2004, 11:59 PM
Yea...I seen that on ebay awhile back. Congratulations, let us know how she runs. How does it discharge the leaves out...does it have a dump bed....live floor???

jpmako
10-30-2004, 11:43 AM
Well here is the story-

This guy had three leaf vacuum's. I was bidding on one and ebay said that I lost the auction. So I started bidding on the other one well, Same thing at the end of the auction it said that I had been outbid by another bidder.
So I lost both auctions. Well last night I checked my E-mail And it said that I had won both items. I know that I don't need two of these things so I called the guy and explained the situation and we agreed that I would only take one of them. below is a picture of the one that I am going to take.
If anybody is interested in the other one please PM me and I will put you in contact with the guy.


Jason

syzer
10-30-2004, 02:22 PM
That is a sweet ass unit!

LB Landscaping
10-30-2004, 08:39 PM
Nice, whats size engine??? Looks like you'll have a fun fall!!!!!

jpmako
10-30-2004, 09:13 PM
I don't know all the specs, but I do Know that it is a 17 cubic yard and it dumps. It is a White/Continental 4 cylinder diesel.

cantoo
10-30-2004, 09:43 PM
You'll have to watch your hours of work, noise will be an issue. Most of the towns around here went to the garbage truck mounted suckers because they are quieter.

jt5019
10-30-2004, 09:48 PM
Watch out you might suck up the customers grass along with the leaves ;) My public works uses units just like those only newer, they didnt seem much louder than most of the vac systems.

gogetter
10-30-2004, 11:55 PM
What are you going to be pulling it with?

jpmako
10-31-2004, 12:11 AM
I just recently purchased a 1989 ford F-600 Diesel Dump.
Hopefully that is what is going to be pulling the leaf vacuum

gogetter
10-31-2004, 12:34 AM
The reason I asked, is because I was wondering why you didn't just make a box for your truck and buy a separate leaf loader for it. And now that I see what kind of truck you have, it makes me wonder all the more.

It just seems like a big commitment for something that gets used for about 2 months out of the year. And I don't mean a big money commitment, I mean in regards to having such a big piece of equipment sitting around not being used for much of the year.

Also, if you're towing that behind your truck, how do you get your other equipment to the jobs, a second truck/trailer?.

jpmako
10-31-2004, 12:38 AM
I also have a tailgate loader for the dump truck and a f-250 to pull the trailer full of equipment around. I am going to buid a box for the dump truck as well.
the beauty of having this unit is that it can be pulled with any truck over 3/4 ton. so I am not dedicating any one truck to leaves.

walker-talker
10-31-2004, 02:00 AM
The white one looks like a much cleaner unit. Personally, I think it looks like a pretty good deal for the price. My operations just are large enough to warrant a seperate leaf loader like that. Anotherwards, would not make sense to me to have to make two seperate trips.