Debris Loaders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bruce, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 45

    I'am going to be buying a leaf loader.Just wondering if a 16 hp well do a good job or should i go bigger.I want the hitch mount and all i have been finding is 16 hp Thats in Billy Goat and Giant Vac.Is there any others out there with more hp that are hitch mount.
     
  2. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    I have te 16hp Giant Vac, good machine, sucked off an employees looses sweat pants one time. lol
    I have the hitch mount but I think their better mounted on the front end of a trailer for dumping purposes.

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  3. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Nice setup Comet anymore pics of the truck?

    Steve
    Potomac Lawns Inc.
     
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    That is a very nice setup indeed! I would beat that was the last time that employee wore sweat pants during leaf cleanups.

    Gravely_Man
     
  5. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 451

    Bruce,
    I have a 16hp hi-way tailgate leaf vac and I do not find it underpowered what so ever. I have it mounted in front of my truck, and it has more than enough power to get them up and over my cab into the box. I think 16hp is probably the biggest you can get for tailgate or hitch mount. good luck.

    Adam
     
  6. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Here is mine. Lesco model (Salsco) Was the cheapest and had the highest cfm rating out of the 3 I looked at.
    Has the swing hitch. <img src="http://www.kandslandscape.com/leafcleanup2.jpg">

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  7. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 451

    Ksland,
    nice set up. I also love that trailer color to match your truck. Is that a Big Tex?

    Adam
     
  8. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Yes it was a Big Tex. It was only a 5X12, sold it last fall.
     
  9. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Hey Bruce, I am looking to buy one this year too. Like KS said Lesco is a nice machine. Around here it is around $600 cheaper than the Billy Goat (both 16HP). The swing away hitch is also alot less money. Check them out.
     
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    I have used a 16hp billy goat for the past 5 years. I grew out of it about a year ago. We do large cleanups in my area, and I found it just taking too much time. If you are using it on an 8'-12' bed, I don't see it being a problem. If you are running a bigger truck than I would look into a larger unit. :D
     

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