Billy Goat 16HP Leaf Loader question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by joshua74133, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. joshua74133

    joshua74133 LawnSite Member
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    So I'm new to this whole Leaf Loader world and i can tell I'm doing something wrong because it feels like these clean ups are taking way longer then the old tarp method.

    As some of you know i won this 16hp loader at a auction and it came with that black landscaping french drain hose (i think its 5" hose) and its like 15' long... In your guys opinion is a shorter hose better then longer?
     
  2. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    whats the make and how old is it. 5 in is small. I have a BG 16 hp and it as a 10 in hose with 12 ft hose. and it will pull pretty good.
     
  3. joshua74133

    joshua74133 LawnSite Member
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    10 years old billy goat hrt1600 it's got great sucking power
    just not getting jobs done as fast as i thought it would
     
  4. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how big is the opening on the intake of the loader the hose should be the female hose should slide over that and get band clamped.
     
  5. joshua74133

    joshua74133 LawnSite Member
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    10" im going to have to try something else because this 6" aint cutting it
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    a bigger hose wouuld solve part of your problem...mine is either 8 or 10" i cant remember off th top of my head and that still gets clogged so i cant imagine using a 5'' hose
     

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