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Old 11-09-2011, 01:57 PM
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:40 PM
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One question, Why did you choose to mount the vacuum on the truck instead of on the trailer, won't it make more difficult to dump the leaves?

Sorry if I am wrong, But I don't want to see a fellow with a broken back at the end of the season
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:28 PM
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One question, Why did you choose to mount the vacuum on the truck instead of on the trailer, won't it make more difficult to dump the leaves?

Sorry if I am wrong, But I don't want to see a fellow with a broken back at the end of the season
Hahah I agree and contemplated this too. My reason is that i am usually a one man crew. Also, I landscape in the city of boston. Streets are narrow and parking spaces are in abundance also house have smaller driveways and are closer together. This way I can unlook the the traier myself and move it by hand a little bit if necessary. also I can back into spots alot closer with just the truck.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:34 PM
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So you have to "unload" the leaf vacuum alone?
Good luck with that... You should have gotten a swing arm mount (don't know what they actually call them)
I used to have an small trailer that I mounted a vacuum on, (think it was 4x6) and would help me taking blowers, rakes and other tools.

Anyways I hope all goes well.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:10 PM
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You got lucky that you can still get the trailer on. I hate coming home and swapping equipment. My first 2 years I ran a similar setup but the vacuum hung too low to hook my trailer on. I got real tired of lifting the thing on / off by myself. I'm lucky I never hurt myself doing it. Now I'm running a dump trailer with the vacuum mounted on the tongue. I still suffer from not being able to bring my equipment with me. Good luck with it.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:50 PM
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Looks like a nice setup.... but man that is a lot of bungie cords... I use Eye hooks to attach the mesh top. It makes it easier to attach it and you dont have to worry about loosing the bungie cords..
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:55 PM
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I built a leaf box this year and used mesh for the top. However, I built a frame out of 2x3's for the top of the box and wrapped the mesh over the top of it. I then took some ferring strips laid them on top of the mesh and 2x3's and screwed them in. I then carriage bolted the whole frame to the box. It looks nice, and keeps the extra mesh inside the box.........i will have to take some pics of it for ya!
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how did you dump your truck??????????
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:24 AM
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Fall Cleanup Equipment, Building a leaf box and Cleanup pics

Hey Mahoney I had to take the loader off with another guy before or at the dump. Sucks because I always have to rely on someone.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:30 PM
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Hey sorry if you guys have answered this question before but what kind and where did u guys get the mesh tarps????
I'm gonna build another box in the next few weeks for our new dump insert.

Not to hijack this thread but will the weight of a leaf box plus leaves make the insert shaky?? Or what should I look out for?
Lastly do you find that the mesh tarp produces an abundance of dust?

In the past my box was fully enclosed with the exception of 4 vents on the 2 sides... Wasn't too bad
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