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Old 10-04-2009, 09:48 PM
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Best design for a leaf box on my 1 ton?

I have to build a leafbox to go on my dump truck. Its an easterner dump bed with about 2 foot sides on it currently. I took the time on the sides when I built them originally, so they would last. All pressure treated 2x6, Faced with alum. diamond plate, stainless hardware, large stainless eye hooks on the insides for tie downs, etc. I want to build something thats going to last. I think a top hinge is the best design that I have seen. How does the box get loaded onto the trucks typically? Or does it get assembled every year? I was going to use PT plywood and supports. I am thinking another 4 feet taller? What would be a good paint or covering over the wood? Would you build a different setup or just attach the box to the sides I have now? Any tips, build pictures, do's and donts are all welcome. I do not want to screw plywood together like last year! Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:34 PM
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:41 PM
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I am in the same boat. Right now I am planning on a 6' high plywood box that slides in and secures to the side with a couple bolts. Will be easy to remove for plowing. Haven't decided on barn doors or top hinge.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:43 PM
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Anybody....I know you guys have mastered these boxes I just want to make something decent.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:43 PM
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Box

If you find a link or pics load 'em up need to build a box in a 10' mason dump.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:09 PM
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heres mine, worked out great for me.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:11 PM
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those pics were taken just after i hung the mesh tarp over the plywood frame. I used furring strips all the way around the box where the tarp wrapped over the wood to keep it tight.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:32 AM
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I just purchased a new truck and dont want to letter it. By law I need my name cont# and Pest# and phone#. Its a mason dump I thought I could put all that on a 2 by 12. Welcome to any thoughts.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:32 PM
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Joe, you could have started a new thread for this, but you will get responses here. IMO, as long as its on the truck it shouldn't matter where. The only issue the state may have is the sign is too easy to remove. I have seen companies that do pesticide work in NY, OH, and PA use magnetic signs depending on the state they are in. Those signs are just as easy to remove and they seem to be ok with the states.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 PM
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@Spruce - How has this setup lasted over the past two seasons?

I really like how you set yours up, and since I upgraded my truck this year...I'm also struggling to figure out the best solution so that I don't make it twice.

Thanks!
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