Bin or Truck bed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Elite LawnCare, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Elite LawnCare

    Elite LawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering what is better for space, loading leafs and debrits into garbage bins or right in the back of the truck?
     
  2. Brett's Cutting Edge

    Brett's Cutting Edge LawnSite Member
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    In the fall I was throwing leaves into the truck. Bad idea unless you are going to unload the same day. They started to smulder, They were only in there for 2 days until i figured out what was happening.
     
  3. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    A dump trailer or small dump truck has worked good for me. Anything with a hydraulic dump is greatly appreciated when it is time to unload. When you say garbage bin do you mean a dumpster or a trash can type container?
     
  4. Elite LawnCare

    Elite LawnCare LawnSite Member
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    lol whoops. My buddy has a new/slightly used bed unloader with the tarp and the handle to wind for sale $75, I might get that. I was just wondering if you could fit more into like big garbage bins vs a standard size truck bed.
     
  5. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    An 8 ft pickup bed will hold about 2.5 cubic yards of debris so compare that to the volume of your garbage container.
     

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