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Old 11-30-2009, 06:38 PM
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Nice pictures. Its amazing how much leaves you can fit in there even with small sides!! Just a tip. For clean ups of leaves. I found that if you blow the beds out and put all the leaves on the yard. Then go and mulch them with the mower and them load them up on the truck. It saves a ton of room.
Yes it does, i have tryed that a few times on small clean-ups but on the larger ones that fill up the whole truck it is hard to get a mower in there with all the leaves. A trailer will make everything so much easiler.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:50 PM
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Yeah i know how it feels to have a job done and be like crap the trucks full!! Luckly my dad has a truck too so he comes and gets the equipment and i go and dump.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:33 PM
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Yeah i know how it feels to have a job done and be like crap the trucks full!! Luckly my dad has a truck too so he comes and gets the equipment and i go and dump.
Yea I've had that truck full alot this season since I got it. Had leaves packed in there so tight that they wouldent come out today at the dump.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:52 PM
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Yea I've had that truck full alot this season since I got it. Had leaves packed in there so tight that they wouldent come out today at the dump.
yeah me 2. It is a nice work out pitch forking it out!! I really had to dump the leaves this weekend we had a lot of rain and they sat in my truck for a week rotten and wet. The truck was smelling like a landfill at school!!

Do you use a pitch fork for the leaves??
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:59 PM
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yeah me 2. It is a nice work out pitch forking it out!! I really had to dump the leaves this weekend we had a lot of rain and they sat in my truck for a week rotten and wet. The truck was smelling like a landfill at school!!

Do you use a pitch fork for the leaves??
I know what you mean by a landfill. I was at the dump yesturday right after school and when I walked in my brother goes " you smell like mulch. But yes I use a pitch fork and also a pick axe. Pick axe helps break them up after they have been all compacted down. I'm thinking of buying one of those load handlers. From what I have seen they work pretty good.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:40 PM
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I know what you mean by a landfill. I was at the dump yesturday right after school and when I walked in my brother goes " you smell like mulch. But yes I use a pitch fork and also a pick axe. Pick axe helps break them up after they have been all compacted down. I'm thinking of buying one of those load handlers. From what I have seen they work pretty good.
limited budget may be a concern 4 u, but a used dump insert may be a great option 4 u
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:50 PM
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limited budget may be a concern 4 u, but a used dump insert may be a great option 4 u
I do have a limited budget due to college being a factor but I have a decent amount saved up. Can you put a dump insert in a F-150? Or will it be to heavy?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:06 PM
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I would only put a dump insert in a 250 or higher. Just because of the wieght. Also I would not put a 1 ton suspension under your truck and work it like a 1 ton. Because the chasis is not rated for what the springs will be. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:15 PM
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I would only put a dump insert in a 250 or higher. Just because of the wieght. Also I would not put a 1 ton suspension under your truck and work it like a 1 ton. Because the chasis is not rated for what the springs will be. Just my opinion.
Thats what i thought. I never really looked into one because of only having a F-150. Thought that even if I did put a ez dump in that would be 1000 lbs. in my bed already and with leaves and stuff I would be over loaded alot. My last dump I had over 2000 lbs of leaves in my truck and if I had a dump insert in there that would have been over 3000 lbs. Wish I had a bigger truck.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:40 PM
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Simple setup the van with the 21 brings memories back for me now I have a trailer and dont need to have 21s to do lawns in other neighborhoods
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