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Old 10-14-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by darryl gesner View Post
Hauling leaves in bulk in a pickup truck doesn't work that well in my opinion. They just fill up the truck too fast = multiple trips. Yeah you can stomp them down but that takes time too.
unfortunately, thats all i have is my pickup. i wish i had a brimar dump trailer, but even then i would need a 2500 to pull it without killin my truck! i think if i get them every week, it shouldnt be too bad.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:22 PM
H & M Yard Improvements H & M Yard Improvements is offline
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Originally Posted by recycledsole View Post
hey guys im glad this thread is here i wanted to make a similar one.
most my accounts will be small residential. how do you control the leaves with the blower? i mean the blower makes them fly all around.
what about shredder vacs? like this one thanks
Good for a homeowner that has nothing to do all day on a Saturday or Sunday. If you're trying to make money, no way!
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM
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Agreed with tossing leaves in the dump of a truck but a regular open trailer say 7x12 foot you'd be surprised how much leaves you can fit in if you build the walls and front up level with the tailgate when it's up......layer about 7 tarps, tarp on bottom leaves, tarp, leaves, tarp, leaves.....for easy and fast off loads at the dump. We used this method until we got a hydraulic dump trailer.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Darryl G Darryl G is offline
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I built a 4 foot tall leaf box on the front of my open trailer my first year, when all I had was my 48 inch walk behind. I used the tarp layer method too.
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