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Old 11-09-2010, 06:44 PM
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Our new leaf machine

He is a video of us testing our leaf machine we just built. Pretty crude but wanted to make sure it would work. We have 100' of pipe on it so we can reach those stubborn places. Unit has a 20+ HP 2 Cyl Wisconsin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbywUmjPJgI
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:16 PM
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so you cut a hole in the side of your enclosed trailer to blow leaves into??? also how do you get the leaves out of the trailer? and why didnt you just build a leaf box for one of the trucks? and again why????
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:17 PM
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Nice.kool man.i like it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:32 PM
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looks cool but it seems like it would be easier to have a flexible pipe
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:33 PM
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so you cut a hole in the side of your enclosed trailer to blow leaves into??? also how do you get the leaves out of the trailer? and why didnt you just build a leaf box for one of the trucks? and again why????
This traioer is on it's last leg. We do not use it in the daily business anynore. We needed something fast because we picked up a lot of. Cleanup accounts this year and I walkers couldnt cut it. They shovel them out. Two guys can do it in 45 min. It works great.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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The flax pipe is very epensive and creates more friction/resistance.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:57 PM
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just make a box for the truck. blowing that into the trailer you will wast so much time over the course of the leaf season you could buy a dump trailer. break it down accounting wise. but im not telling you how to run your company. also got to typco for the flex hose.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:01 PM
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Ya typing on a touch screen leaves something to be desired. Our original plan was to put it on our dump truck nut it has some mechanical issues that make it unreliable and we didnt have time to fix them now. Didnt want it to go down half way through the season. It really dont take long to unload and we can get a 8hr day worth of leaves in it. It grinds them real good.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:14 PM
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Dude, that cracks me up!!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:21 PM
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Wow.....whatever works for you is what I always say.
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