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Old 10-12-2012, 08:25 PM
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This is my first year out on my own, but i know guys with this set up and no the pipe doesnt get clogged, its smooth on the inside. And as far as the loader being on the front of the truck - in NH its legal.
You'll be happy to have the vac on the front. We've been running them like that since 97. I like the chevy too. I used to have one that looked the same. Good luck with the setup.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:37 PM
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You'll be happy to have the vac on the front. We've been running them like that since 97. I like the chevy too. I used to have one that looked the same. Good luck with the setup.
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Thanks man. I use to work for Spaulding outdoor, I see your trucks all over the place.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:05 PM
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That's exactly what I did this year. I pulled it out the beginning of the week, and added another 2 feet to the top of it. Now I'm just trying to decide if I want swinging out barn doors or one solid one that hinges from the top?
solid one that hinges from the top, think of tri axle dump trucks, that's how they do it, that's the best way for a door to go....i will be building a box once i get my own 4x4 dump truck which should be before i have to actually use my leaf loader, which snapped a crank last november about a week or so after i bought it, but the few times i used it, it worked awesome.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:36 PM
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Ya we are all over. S. NH, Seacoast, and N. MA. We Are getting our Leaf vac and box on tomorrow.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:59 PM
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I feel like the leaves started falling early this year, or maybe it's just been a while since they have started falling on time lol I don't think I started doing clean-ups until the end of November last year because it was so warm!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:40 PM
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Wahoo, it's on!
I like it! How does the mesh work on the back? I was thinking I might try that this year? Also, does the box going over the cab protector make a difference? Do leaves actually make it up there?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:58 PM
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I like it! How does the mesh work on the back? I was thinking I might try that this year? Also, does the box going over the cab protector make a difference? Do leaves actually make it up there?
The mesh does work on the back, I actually moved it to the inside of the tailgate to stop the blowout. Yep the chute actually hits halfway into the box up top and half onto the metal dump part.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:14 PM
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i have a 6 ft bed on my truck, how high above the cab can i go with building a box before it becomes a major wind catcher lol. is there anywhere local where i can pick up the mesh for the top? i dont have a leaf vac yet but someone local is selling a hitch mount set up.. they said its either 8.5 or 11.5 hp... they are asking 600 for it.. is that ok to start out for my first season? maybe a couple season till i can pick up one a little bigger?
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:56 PM
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I like that setup Pressedun. I currently have a leaf vac set up on my dump trailer with raised sides. It works great but, I cannot bring any mowers with me. Maybe next year I will buy an open trailer and mount my vacuum to it and build a box on top of my dump insert. Then I could bring the mower and push blower. I usually work alone and only have one truck so I do lots of swapping with trailers.
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