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Old 01-02-2014, 12:18 PM
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leaf vacuum mount

Going to mount my leaf vac to the front of my truck for 2014 season. I'd like to design a mount that attaches to my plow frame (truck end). Does anyone have pictures/ measurements of how they did this? something I can show a shop so they can fab for me. Thanks
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:16 AM
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Anyone? Gearing up for spring cleanups and would like this project done by then...
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:57 PM
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My old ex boss use to this at first. You already have the numbers or at-least you should. If its going to slide into a plow mount that means you have a plow mount already. So measure that up and fabricate it. Now if you don't you got a problem since plowers vary in size and make. So you need to know whats going to be on that truck before you can fabricate a leaf vac to fit it.

As far as this system goes it had the advantage of being mounted low to the ground so it was easier than say a swing away on the bed of the truck to install. But it blocks your line of sight there's no denying that. And it caused major issues and damage to the truck body. It had a long 12 foot PVC pipe. And being front mounted it was a smaller size unit and they clog like mad in the 10 inch intake or smaller. So Every time it would clog some one would end up walking on the hood and roof of the truck to remove the pipe. The guys were suppose to stay to the edges but that never seemed to be the case. The truck was a brand new 96 f350 and with in 2 seasons they roof was literately crushed in.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:16 PM
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Going to mount my leaf vac to the front of my truck for 2014 season. I'd like to design a mount that attaches to my plow frame (truck end). Does anyone have pictures/ measurements of how they did this? something I can show a shop so they can fab for me. Thanks
You may want to check with you state regulations. Last I knew it was against the law to have your blower on the front of your truck.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:52 AM
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You may want to check with you state regulations. Last I knew it was against the law to have your blower on the front of your truck.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:06 AM
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I have mine mounted that way never had a problem. 2x4 steel tubing cut and drilled to mount into a Fisher truck side frame. I have made a few for other landscapers. By far the most convenient option. I am in Northern Fairfield County. I can make one for you if needed.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:24 PM
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I had one made for my truck. I bought a spare fisher headgear/ truck mount and had a welding shop fab up a frame for my leaf loader to sit on
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