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Old 03-22-2004, 06:01 PM
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Thanks,
Sounds like many of you guys load the grass clippings into the truck by hand?

what seems to be the least labor/time, with a pitch fork or by other means?
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:31 PM
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dump it out of the bagger, right into the back of the truck.. If I'm bagging a large property, dump the grass on a tarp, when its full, hook the tarp up to the back of the Z and tow it to the truck..

Very simple.. Pitch forks are best for "shoveling" clippings.. Or the really big poly shovels.
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Old 03-22-2004, 09:44 PM
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Thanks for your input!!!
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:40 PM
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michaeconstantine:

I use a 5 tine manure fork with a long handle.

DJC:

The big problem I have had with the grass clippings is that they settle about half way up the 10' section of suction hose. Then when you shake the hose to get them moving it will suck up a big glob and all but stall the motor or want to clog the upper pipe. If you use a short hose then they should suck up a lot better. I havn't bothered to try a short hose. Also, with a loader you need the body inclosed which will be a big pain when you need to through in tree limbs and sticks. I end up with a mixed load most every day.

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Old 03-22-2004, 10:52 PM
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Ijust use a mesh tarp on the top.
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my box has been used now for 3 years from spring to winter grass is no problem 11 hp billygoat loader i solved all problems with packing & there is allmost no leaking from small partacles
will hold aprox 100,000 sqfeet of grass clippings
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Old 06-02-2004, 09:46 AM
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Hey Boston,
Great looking box! How is it fabricated?? Looks like aluminum trailer siding outlined with aluminum angle iron. Is you top hinged? What did you do for structural support and mesh on the top?
Sorry for all the questions but your box looks nice, like the way I'd like to have one.

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Old 06-02-2004, 09:56 AM
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thanks Mike I cant give you all the details yet but yes alluminium frame panel construction solid top vented & top opens, 300 lbs does not dedicate truck allows bulk loading
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Old 06-02-2004, 09:59 AM
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this was not cheap to build but i havent had to do any thing but put it in & wash it once a week
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:26 AM
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nice job, you should sell them!!!!!
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