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Old 10-20-2008, 07:23 AM
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:11 PM
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Looks good, a little small for my taste as well but to each his own.

Regarding the front mount being illegal (in Connecticut at least), I was told the same thing by my lesco dealer. That mounting it on the front is in fact illegal and the DOT has been cracking down lately. I'm also toying around with ideas on how to mount it to my truck and be able to tow a trailer. I purchased the lesco swing away mount, with the hitch extension, only to hook it up and realize that it could not handle the weight and started to actually bend my truck hitch. I like G.M.'s idea I will have to look into that.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:28 PM
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well in the perfect world I would have a larger box.......but so far this year I have only had to empty it once in the middle of the day.... my dump place is centrally located so it really is not a big deal.....for me....

40 + clean ups to date and no clogs in the tube.....
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DRM, check out my "This years leaf truck" thread. I have a short piece of flex hose on the end of my pipe. It's just inside the hole in the box so that when it lifts it pops out then when it comes back down it pops back in. If it doesn't go in a quick hit with the rack puts it in. I used stove pipe for my pipe, it lets built up water drip out and is real cheap. I have tiedown straps to hold the rear door closed, quick and easy to dump and get back to work.
One other thing I noticed that might help you with the law thing is to drop your vac down some. Redo your hitch so it sits alot lower it will also help your suction by reducing the angle from ground. We wrap our hose around the discharge chute so we don"t have to take it off to travel. As long as your vac is higher that the plow mounts it won't hit the ground and won't look like it blocks your view as much. You could make your box bigger by making it longer, just make it the same length as your tailgate and make a full height door. This will give you another big chunk of space.
It does look good.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:47 PM
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DRM, check out my "This years leaf truck" thread. I have a short piece of flex hose on the end of my pipe. It's just inside the hole in the box so that when it lifts it pops out then when it comes back down it pops back in. If it doesn't go in a quick hit with the rack puts it in. I used stove pipe for my pipe, it lets built up water drip out and is real cheap. I have tiedown straps to hold the rear door closed, quick and easy to dump and get back to work.
One other thing I noticed that might help you with the law thing is to drop your vac down some. Redo your hitch so it sits alot lower it will also help your suction by reducing the angle from ground. We wrap our hose around the discharge chute so we don"t have to take it off to travel. As long as your vac is higher that the plow mounts it won't hit the ground and won't look like it blocks your view as much. You could make your box bigger by making it longer, just make it the same length as your tailgate and make a full height door. This will give you another big chunk of space.
It does look good.
Thanks for the post but......

I have had no trouble with the law......I must have passed 12 cops today due to election day and none gave me a second look....and I don't need a bigger box......I did 6 lawn clean-ups for my regular customers today and didn't empty it until I was finished......
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Thanks for the post but......

I have had no trouble with the law......I must have passed 12 cops today due to election day and none gave me a second look....and I don't need a bigger box......I did 6 lawn clean-ups for my regular customers today and didn't empty it until I was finished......
wow, you must not have many leaves in your neck of the woods. My box is at least 3x yours and i dumped 3 times today. So i guess thats all you need.
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Looks good, a little small for my taste as well but to each his own.

Regarding the front mount being illegal (in Connecticut at least), I was told the same thing by my lesco dealer. That mounting it on the front is in fact illegal and the DOT has been cracking down lately. I'm also toying around with ideas on how to mount it to my truck and be able to tow a trailer. I purchased the lesco swing away mount, with the hitch extension, only to hook it up and realize that it could not handle the weight and started to actually bend my truck hitch. I like G.M.'s idea I will have to look into that.
Hey buy my swinmg away hitch, because it is illegal to mount it to the front. Do you ask your barber if you need a hair cut?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
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DRM, no problem. The other reason for dropping the loader down is because it helps on wet leaves. And I guess I'm like the other guys, bigger is always better but if what you have works for your properties then that's all that matters. We do a lot of bigger properties and we (my wife) has to dump several times per day. It takes time to unhook trailer so I like the bigger box. Lots of time she will just get the leaves to the curb then we unhook the trailer and do the loading after dark. Especially if the weather is nice and the phone is ringing a lot.
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