Bagging grass with dump conversion?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howie's Lawn Care, May 10, 2006.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Hey guys,
    What do you guys think about the conversion dump kits that convert your regular truck into a dump (not my current truck)?

    http://www2.northerntool.com/product/479690_479690.htm

    I made the post about bagging and was wondering if this would be a reasonable alternative. Would it work well for doing mulch also or would an actual 1 ton dump be alot better. I want to get a different truck with more power next year. My truck sucks at towing on the highway and the milaege is horrible even when not towing, about 12 MPG or less. I replaced the plugs and wires. The air filter is clean also. I don't see why it would do so horrible. It is however rated at 15 city and 19 highway. Let me know what you guys think.

    Thanks
    -Nick Howard
     
  2. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    i'd kill to get 12 miles a gallon while towing. with my enclosed trailer i get 7-9 mpg



    Ron
     
  3. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    I heard every time you get gas, you have to raise the bed up to get to the gas fill tube since it cant be mounted to the bed. Also, I heard that bumpers or hitches can get in the way. But that is just what I heard.

    Jason
     

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