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Old 11-06-2013, 09:21 PM
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Here is this years set up. I mounted the loader on front of my trailer. I was concerned about tongue weight but it seams to be working fine.
There's a pic you wont see here the guy on the loader is wearing shorts. Half my fall season is 30-40 degrees for the highs for the day.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:53 PM
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Here is mine, first year for the leaf loader for me, its been good so far, I was also concerned about tongue weight being a single axle trailer, but it seems normal, I had a spare tire and heavier jack that I had to take off, so the weight increase is maybe 120 pounds or so, wondering if anyone covers their leaf loaders overnight when it rains or during frost? I got a generator cover for 20 bucks that fits perfect, just have to take off the discharge tube, also how does everyone secure their hoses? I just take mine off for the time being and put in in the bed of the truck. Forgive the lousy pictures form a blackberry, I still have to finish painting the inside (it had leaves in there when i did it, lol) this thread needs more updated loader pics, I know there is lots out there.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:20 PM
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here's mine for the season.
Using a Fradan truck loader mounted in my trailer, a JRCO leaf plow, a Scag V-ride with custom-made vac bagger, and a leaf box on my F250. It's sweet except that I need a dump insert !
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:30 PM
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Looks good, I thought about build a box in the bed of the truck, but I do small residential properties so no need to haul a rider or any bug equipment, so I just bring a 21", trimmer, hedge trimmer, blower, 2 gas can, 2 pales, 1 tarp and rakes and stuff, leaves room for the tube in the bed, works out okay for my small one man operation.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:35 PM
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yeah I wanted to build a box in the trailer, but then I couldn't take the mower with me, and that plow/ bagger has saved a lot of time, so it's worth it. Nice set-up though; what are the dimensions of the trailer? I would think the leaf-loader would make the trailer tongue pretty heavy? Did it last year on a little trailer and totally killed the frame!
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:28 AM
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Trailer is 5x10, but is built really well, not some pos home depot special,the tongue weight is fine, I was more concerned about the truck, being that its only a 1500, but both were fine and when I first hooked it up it felt like nothing was there, which was a relief. You can see the frame on the final picture, best built trailers around.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:43 AM
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Here's a small clip of one of our leaf crews in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGyhQZ2g6Y
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:12 AM
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Here's a small clip of one of our leaf crews in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdGyhQZ2g6Y
Hey Quinn that is a great set up
The down side is the high cost to upkeep
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:16 AM
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Nice rig man, that's bigger than most municipal rigs, but yes high costs, plus 4 people there, I like the diversity in the rigs, from my small solo operation rig, to that large municipal style one, keep it up.
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bumping so I can upload pics from my phone.
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2003 GMC C4500 14ft dump
1998 Chevy 1500 Z71 with 8ft EZ dumper
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