bilding a box for my leaf loder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fraz001, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. fraz001

    fraz001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    ha guys

    i have a 1 ton dump and just picked up a new leaf loader
    with the swing out.

    working on design of the box, so far going with 2x10 3 sides
    going to make vents in the sides so it can breathe.

    the top use wood or cloth tarp



    any help??
     
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Fraz,

    Here is a pic from this post. Maybe it will give you ideas.

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  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    If you can frame a box, you should be all set. I have a 6' x 10' dump. For fall clean-ups I add a 3' high box around it. I took me about 1 hour the other day to complete.
     
  4. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    its not a 1 ton dump truck but heres my box

    my pictures00020002.jpg
     
  5. fraz001

    fraz001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    thanks guys 4 the help, how about a top ?
     
  6. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I just use a tarp with some eyelit holes screwed in at the bottom to bunge it down with.
     
  7. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    I use a mesh tarp and bunge it down also.
     
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Wood top with a mesh screen to vent at the back. My framework is on the inside not outside. I think it looks cleaner, but I'm sure will back it more difficult to get the load out. Going to be using my homemade loadhandler to empty it with.

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  9. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Any closer pics of your box on that dump insert? Or pics of it with the dump down?
     
  10. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    KS, How's this.

    my pictures0001.jpg
     

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