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Old 11-01-2011, 01:14 PM
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Fall Cleanup Equipment, Building a leaf box and Cleanup pics

Just thought i would share some of my falll cleanup equipment. So far here is the leaf loader and a few pictures of the leaf box for my ez-dumper. This is my first year with the dump insert so we will see how it goes. I started ot yesterday and will post pics tonihgt of it done hopefully. Any copmments welcome!
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:25 PM
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Looks good so far
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:12 PM
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Looks Good. I hope you are using screws to attach the plywood to the 2x4's. Also screw from the inside. This will help make a much stronger leaf box that will last longer.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:16 PM
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Thanks.

Yes I have been using 1 5/8" exterior wood screws. I am going to use some sort of hinge for the rear door. This is my first year with the EZ-Dump so i am seeing what works and what doesn't. Not dumping huge money into this season. If it works then I will do it up heavy duty and pieced together so i can re use it every year with asy destruction/installation.
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2000 Chevy 2500HD w/ 8' Ez-Dumper
2010 Ford F250 Ext Cab 4x4
8' Fisher MM2 Plow
8' Fisher MM1 Plow
36" Scag Belt Driven Walk Behind Mower
34" Gravely Prostance 1934fx
Honda 21" Walk Behind Mower x 2
Echo Trimmer
Echo Back Pack Blower
Echo Hedge Trimmer
Redmax EBZ7150 Backpack Blower x 2
Echo PB755H Backpack blower
Billy Goat 11hp Leaf loader
5'x10' single axle Carry-on Enclosed Trailer
Ariens 24" 7hp Snow Blower
MTD Yardmachines 30" 1350 Briggs Snow Blower
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:47 PM
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Thanks.

Yes I have been using 1 5/8" exterior wood screws. I am going to use some sort of hinge for the rear door. This is my first year with the EZ-Dump so i am seeing what works and what doesn't. Not dumping huge money into this season. If it works then I will do it up heavy duty and pieced together so i can re use it every year with asy destruction/installation.
Yeah those are the same size screws I used. I would be worried that the front or sides could blow off the frame work if someone used nails.

I like your plan with building a cheaper one this year than going heavy next yeat. I went ahead with what I thought was best this year but I am tweaking a lot as I go. I figure that mine will only last a few years and I will probably have to replace certian parts after this year cause I didnt make them heavy enough.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:14 PM
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What's it costing you to build that box if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:57 PM
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What's it costing you to build that box if you don't mind me asking?

Just a ball park but:

11 2x4x8 studs at $3.50 each
screws $15
4 4x8 plywood $20 each. (They are thin)
2 cans paint $20

so all and all materials is 150 ish plus your labor. This is a cheaper way to build it. Once you get into heavy duty plywood or even PT you price will jump. Hope this helps
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2000 Chevy 2500HD w/ 8' Ez-Dumper
2010 Ford F250 Ext Cab 4x4
8' Fisher MM2 Plow
8' Fisher MM1 Plow
36" Scag Belt Driven Walk Behind Mower
34" Gravely Prostance 1934fx
Honda 21" Walk Behind Mower x 2
Echo Trimmer
Echo Back Pack Blower
Echo Hedge Trimmer
Redmax EBZ7150 Backpack Blower x 2
Echo PB755H Backpack blower
Billy Goat 11hp Leaf loader
5'x10' single axle Carry-on Enclosed Trailer
Ariens 24" 7hp Snow Blower
MTD Yardmachines 30" 1350 Briggs Snow Blower
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:08 PM
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Just a ball park but:

11 2x4x8 studs at $3.50 each
screws $15
4 4x8 plywood $20 each. (They are thin)
2 cans paint $20

so all and all materials is 150 ish plus your labor. This is a cheaper way to build it. Once you get into heavy duty plywood or even PT you price will jump. Hope this helps
It does, thanks for the help
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:54 PM
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Leaf Box Completed

Finished the leaf box up last night. Sorry about the pics it was dark when i finished up. First big cleanup is today ill post some more pics and hopefully of a video it in use
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2000 Chevy 2500HD w/ 8' Ez-Dumper
2010 Ford F250 Ext Cab 4x4
8' Fisher MM2 Plow
8' Fisher MM1 Plow
36" Scag Belt Driven Walk Behind Mower
34" Gravely Prostance 1934fx
Honda 21" Walk Behind Mower x 2
Echo Trimmer
Echo Back Pack Blower
Echo Hedge Trimmer
Redmax EBZ7150 Backpack Blower x 2
Echo PB755H Backpack blower
Billy Goat 11hp Leaf loader
5'x10' single axle Carry-on Enclosed Trailer
Ariens 24" 7hp Snow Blower
MTD Yardmachines 30" 1350 Briggs Snow Blower
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:56 PM
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ooops sorry here are the pics....
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2000 Chevy 2500HD w/ 8' Ez-Dumper
2010 Ford F250 Ext Cab 4x4
8' Fisher MM2 Plow
8' Fisher MM1 Plow
36" Scag Belt Driven Walk Behind Mower
34" Gravely Prostance 1934fx
Honda 21" Walk Behind Mower x 2
Echo Trimmer
Echo Back Pack Blower
Echo Hedge Trimmer
Redmax EBZ7150 Backpack Blower x 2
Echo PB755H Backpack blower
Billy Goat 11hp Leaf loader
5'x10' single axle Carry-on Enclosed Trailer
Ariens 24" 7hp Snow Blower
MTD Yardmachines 30" 1350 Briggs Snow Blower
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