Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-12-2005, 12:36 AM
lwcmattlifter's Avatar
lwcmattlifter lwcmattlifter is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 859
I have to second the pallet trick. As long as you go slow it works every time.
__________________
Longwood Rugby
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-23-2005, 08:16 PM
stevesmowing's Avatar
stevesmowing stevesmowing is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 844
I never thought of driving out. I've always tied it to the mower but I don't always have a mower with me. Thats an awesome tip. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-23-2005, 08:32 PM
stevesmowing's Avatar
stevesmowing stevesmowing is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 844
How much weight can you do this with if it's in the trailer. I know it must depend on the ground and traction, but on dirt with a 4x4 how much do you think you could pull out? How much with a 4x2?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-06-2006, 09:49 PM
S3Scooter's Avatar
S3Scooter S3Scooter is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orange County, Virginia
Posts: 144
I know this is an old thread, but I have the 20 hp Billy Goat trailer mount loader, and it packs those leaves in their so tight that I dont think any of those options would work. I tried turning the loader around, and the leaves were so tight, that it could not budge them.

I did it last year like that, and I am trying to outfit my dump trailer this year.

Scott
__________________
GREAT SCOTT'S!
Lawn Care LLC.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-07-2006, 12:30 AM
gammon landscaping gammon landscaping is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: east tennessee
Posts: 551
you guys might make fun but when i was in high school me and a buddy took a job building a retaining wall. i excavated the back and hauled of the extra dirt and he built the wall
well it was a driveway from hell, about 300 feet long stright up hill (really steep). well i didn't have a dump truck so i took a sheet of 3/4 plywood and screwed 3 landscape timbers to the bottom of it and made a sled. i drilled holes in the end of the timbers and hooked a chain in there. well when we got it loaded i would take it to a friends house(on a farm) and i would back down a hill and hook the chain to a hill and pull up ontill the sled was touching the ground but still had the front on the back bumper of the truck then i would back up and it would flip the sled over the pile so i didn't have to dig it out. worked really well i think we hauled 15-20 loads like that.
oh the good ole days when i could pull stuff like that and didn't get weird looks from customers
__________________
236 cat slip and slid
245 massy tractor
99 250 power strock ford
agri metal strawblower
more power and hand tools than i haul
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-12-2006, 12:35 AM
corey4671 corey4671 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere in TN
Posts: 2,939
I have seen those Loadhandler things before and seriously considered buying one. I was just afraid they were one of those As Seen ON TV Gimmicks. May need to rethink that one now that I've actually heard from someone who has used one!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-12-2006, 07:49 AM
LawnScapers of Dayton LawnScapers of Dayton is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,571
I have a Load Handler......I bought it to bring topsoil home for filling in along my new driveway. I have unloaded 6-7, 3000lbs+, loads of dirt without any issues. It works great..... It is not a tool I will use alot, but it very functional....

My next load will be firewood....


Ebay ...$136.00
Derek
__________________
LawnScapers of Dayton
(formerly know as DRM Ventures, Ltd.)

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.' - Barack Obama
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Page generated in 0.08306 seconds with 9 queries