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Old 10-26-2010, 10:20 AM
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:22 AM
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Very professional. I load the front of my 24 foot enclosed with leaves,then shovel them out the trailers side door. Works for me. I like your rig a lot!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:25 PM
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Thanks Ralph, we haven't advertised for curb-side yet. I am not sure we will I have experienced the trash and other debris that occurs on the curb side clean-ups so I am not sure yet, but it is a thought. So I guess your not going to the GIE Lol !!! just kidding.

The minimum size trailer I would use would be 6 x 10. HP wise I would say nothing small than 13 but in this case bigger is better!! Get the biggest you can afford even if its used. Replacement engines are cheap.
we just put out flyers in our bills, and took an add out in the paper which many of the clients with leaves are older and would also read the paper so.......

we are trying to build this service up quite a bit.

i concur with HP, our leaf trailer is a ready made all in one unit with a 12 in hose and a 27 hp kawi liquid cooled eninge and it is all about grinding up some leaves!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:33 PM
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Very nice rig! I have a loader now and plan to upgrade my trailer as I save up the $$$.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:03 PM
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This is our new leaf clean-up rig. We traded our old set-up to a guy from Memphis for this 6 x 12 dump. So we basically had to start from scratch on the leaf box. We also bought his 18hp Billy Goat with a new Vanguard Magnum engine on it. I also installed the new Piranha shredder on the impeller. All that is left is the racks for rakes and a locking back-pack blower rack that I make for all our trailers. The flash on our digital camera gave me fits because the sun is going down.
Very nice set up! should work well for leaves and make life a lot easyer! i just bought a leaf loader (my first one) and will be building a leaf box for my truck. what size thickness plywood did you use?1/2 or 3/4 inch? thanks Ben
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:18 PM
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1/2 is fine as long as your brace it well enough with 2x4's or something. That's what I did and it works fine. Hell even 3/4 will need the same amount of bracing. As long as your not shooting rocks into your leaf box or running into stuff it will be fine.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:26 PM
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Thanks. I have a sheet of the osb crap should i put that on the inside of the frount piece of plywood if i go with the 3/4 just for extra piece of mind because i would hate to blow a rock though the window of my truck! that would ruin a day!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:30 PM
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that rock would have to be moving at the speed of sound to do that hahaha.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:41 PM
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that rock would have to be moving at the speed of sound to do that hahaha.
to go through the osb and the 3/4 or just the 3/4? And sorry for highjacking the thread.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:52 PM
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hahah I have no idea.
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