Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2010, 07:33 PM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,092
Building a leaf box

I am building a new box for my ford f250. I am planing to make the box 4ft over the bed rails and have a billy goat loader hooked up to my rear hitch. was wondering how you guys transport your blowers and other equiptment. It seems that it would be hard to "fish" out blowers from the back when its packed with leaves and sided up. Any responses would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-17-2010, 01:30 AM
Puddle of Oil's Avatar
Puddle of Oil Puddle of Oil is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Akron/Canton Ohio
Posts: 1,192
Trailer!?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,092
i really dont want to have to use a trailer because it is hader to manuver into tight spaces
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-17-2010, 07:34 AM
stan the man's Avatar
stan the man stan the man is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 705
bigger is better on the box and i hooks on the side of the box for rack blower and this i will need
__________________
2010 4x4 f450
2010 4x4 f350
2011 4x4 f450
2011 4x4 f250
2008 4x4 f250
1999 4x4 f250
5 fisher plows
2 fisher sanders
2010 kubota l4400
2007 kubota kx 161-3
billy goat truck vacuum 23 hp
2011 exmark navigator
2010 exmark navigator
2011 walker
2010 walker
2008 walker
2 7x16 trailer
7x14 trailer
6x12 trailer
equipment trailer for tractor
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-17-2010, 09:36 AM
CTmower CTmower is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 319
My setup wont be looking the greatest this fall but it will get the job done. Ill be building 6ft high walls on my EZ Dumper insert. Mounting my 18hp Billy Goat Loader to a custom front mount hitch setup that will be welded up this week for me. Ill probably put a few PVC tubes on the side of the box for rakes and then everything else gets loaded onto my trailer which consists of.
Scag Turf Tiger
Exmark 48" Wb
Little Wonder push blower
2 gas cans
Echo Backpack blower will be strapped down to the seat of my Turf Tiger because its the only safe place I can think to put it besides inside the truck which is a pain.
__________________
2004 Ford F250 Super Duty V8 4x4 w/EZ Dumper
Fisher 8' HD plow
2009 Scag Turf Tiger 61" 29DFI w/collection system
2007 Exmark 48" Turf Tracer HP 17hp
2 Shindaiwa Trimmers
Echo T755-H Backpack plower
JRCO dethatcher
6x14' Big Tex Open Trailer
Little Wonder 10hp blower
Echo T-150 Hedge Trimmer
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2010, 09:44 AM
stan the man's Avatar
stan the man stan the man is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 705
if it works for you that is great he is talking about putting the vac on has hitch no trailer
__________________
2010 4x4 f450
2010 4x4 f350
2011 4x4 f450
2011 4x4 f250
2008 4x4 f250
1999 4x4 f250
5 fisher plows
2 fisher sanders
2010 kubota l4400
2007 kubota kx 161-3
billy goat truck vacuum 23 hp
2011 exmark navigator
2010 exmark navigator
2011 walker
2010 walker
2008 walker
2 7x16 trailer
7x14 trailer
6x12 trailer
equipment trailer for tractor
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-17-2010, 10:04 AM
CTmower CTmower is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 319
No trailer?? I hope he has another truck to pull his equipment with. I dont think I have a single yard that I could pull up to with just a leaf vac, dump box, and some rakes and get the job done. Definitely need a push blower, backpack blower, and some mowers!!!!
__________________
2004 Ford F250 Super Duty V8 4x4 w/EZ Dumper
Fisher 8' HD plow
2009 Scag Turf Tiger 61" 29DFI w/collection system
2007 Exmark 48" Turf Tracer HP 17hp
2 Shindaiwa Trimmers
Echo T755-H Backpack plower
JRCO dethatcher
6x14' Big Tex Open Trailer
Little Wonder 10hp blower
Echo T-150 Hedge Trimmer
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-17-2010, 10:06 AM
stan the man's Avatar
stan the man stan the man is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 705
i can not clean up without my mowers i be doing clean up all day
__________________
2010 4x4 f450
2010 4x4 f350
2011 4x4 f450
2011 4x4 f250
2008 4x4 f250
1999 4x4 f250
5 fisher plows
2 fisher sanders
2010 kubota l4400
2007 kubota kx 161-3
billy goat truck vacuum 23 hp
2011 exmark navigator
2010 exmark navigator
2011 walker
2010 walker
2008 walker
2 7x16 trailer
7x14 trailer
6x12 trailer
equipment trailer for tractor
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-17-2010, 02:32 PM
LawnScapers of Dayton LawnScapers of Dayton is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,571
mount the the vac on the front and pull a trailer
__________________
LawnScapers of Dayton
(formerly know as DRM Ventures, Ltd.)

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.' - Barack Obama
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-18-2010, 09:29 AM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,092
DRM, that what i was planning on doing. I do do yards that dont need mowers as well as those that do. I just want the flexibility.
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 07:56 AM.

Page generated in 0.09480 seconds with 8 queries