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anyone ever use this

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobcatnj, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    has anyone ever used this. its mounts onto your tailgate, then lay the tarp out, get material dump in the tailgate. when your ready to unload you drop the tailgate and crank the handle and the load comes off on the tarp.has anyone used this?? i was wondering how it works.. thanks

  2. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Best helper ever. Don't load behind the wheel wells and you'll be good...
  3. r.eckley

    r.eckley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    I have one and it works great. Iuse it for leaves mostly. You can pack them pretty tight and just crank them off.
    Cheaper than a dump trk. or trlr.
  4. ProfessionalTouch

    ProfessionalTouch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Works great for mulch.The one we have won't crank top soil till its all most gone, but its also beat up.
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    Do the straps that mount it to the tailgate scratch up the tailgate?
  6. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 687

    good question. i wasnt even thinking of that. does anyone know if the straps scratch the tailgate??
  7. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I've used one years ago and it worked great. The straps were nylon with plastic latches and I never had a scratch. If this is a concern you could get some of that material they make magnetic vehicle signs out of (go to a sign shop), cut it into a couple of strips and place this on the tail gate under the straps.
  8. musselman

    musselman LawnSite Senior Member
    from utah
    Posts: 301

    had one for my truck worked good except behind the wheel wells. now I have a flat bed 11x8 if I dont pile to high up the sides it pulls really good..thing saves me atleast an 1/2 to 1 hour a day...the one for the flat bed is homemade and alot stronger than the one you can buy ....except the tarp I have to replace it every year

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