Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-18-2013, 04:53 PM
NJ Grass NJ Grass is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bridgewater NJ
Posts: 77
Dump trailer leaf box question

So I'm about to build this leaf box for my enclosed trailer. My leaf loader discharge chute will be in the front of the trailer shooting the leaves to the back of the trailer. Initially I had just planned on building barn doors out of plywood for the back wall and using a mesh tarp for the top ceiling.

After thinking about it last night, now I'm concerned that with the top not enclosed I might have issues on the highway. I feel like all the wind that flows over the trailer is going to be forced against those barn doors.

Am I over thinking this? Or should I plan on constructing a vented plywood top instead? I wanted the mesh tarp idea to work so I can still use the trailer for hauling without having to disassemble a great deal, but half of my accounts require a 15 mile trip down a freeway.

Any input is greatly appreciated!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-18-2013, 06:03 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesapeake beach
Posts: 5,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJ Grass View Post
So I'm about to build this leaf box for my enclosed trailer. My leaf loader discharge chute will be in the front of the trailer shooting the leaves to the back of the trailer. Initially I had just planned on building barn doors out of plywood for the back wall and using a mesh tarp for the top ceiling.

After thinking about it last night, now I'm concerned that with the top not enclosed I might have issues on the highway. I feel like all the wind that flows over the trailer is going to be forced against those barn doors.

Am I over thinking this? Or should I plan on constructing a vented plywood top instead? I wanted the mesh tarp idea to work so I can still use the trailer for hauling without having to disassemble a great deal, but half of my accounts require a 15 mile trip down a freeway.

Any input is greatly appreciated!
Posted via Mobile Device
Mesh will be fine
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-18-2013, 06:14 PM
NJ Grass NJ Grass is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bridgewater NJ
Posts: 77
Thanks
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2013, 06:46 PM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dennis ma.
Posts: 1,344
I agree,
We only use mesh on our truck set up. Plus the more venting the better. Mesh on!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-18-2013, 07:35 PM
gene gls's Avatar
gene gls gene gls is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Granville, Ma. 01034
Posts: 3,060
I had 5 u shaped hoops inserted in the tops of my u-channel stakes that held my high sides and ran netting over the whole top. Worked fine for local as I never ran the highway. I would recommend hanging a plywood back stop if your hose is higher than your tail gate. Hard objects come out of the pipe with force.

Last edited by gene gls; 10-18-2013 at 07:40 PM. Reason: safty thought
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 01:29 PM.

Page generated in 0.07431 seconds with 9 queries