Fall Cleanup Equipment, Building a leaf box and Cleanup pics

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by MaloneyLandscaping, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Just thought i would share some of my falll cleanup equipment. So far here is the leaf loader and a few pictures of the leaf box for my ez-dumper. This is my first year with the dump insert so we will see how it goes. I started ot yesterday and will post pics tonihgt of it done hopefully. Any copmments welcome!

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  2. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good so far
     
  3. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks Good. I hope you are using screws to attach the plywood to the 2x4's. Also screw from the inside. This will help make a much stronger leaf box that will last longer.
     
  4. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Thanks.

    Yes I have been using 1 5/8" exterior wood screws. I am going to use some sort of hinge for the rear door. This is my first year with the EZ-Dump so i am seeing what works and what doesn't. Not dumping huge money into this season. If it works then I will do it up heavy duty and pieced together so i can re use it every year with asy destruction/installation.
     
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah those are the same size screws I used. I would be worried that the front or sides could blow off the frame work if someone used nails.

    I like your plan with building a cheaper one this year than going heavy next yeat. I went ahead with what I thought was best this year but I am tweaking a lot as I go. I figure that mine will only last a few years and I will probably have to replace certian parts after this year cause I didnt make them heavy enough.
     
  6. Canale Landscaping

    Canale Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    What's it costing you to build that box if you don't mind me asking?
     
  7. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Just a ball park but:

    11 2x4x8 studs at $3.50 each
    screws $15
    4 4x8 plywood $20 each. (They are thin)
    2 cans paint $20

    so all and all materials is 150 ish plus your labor. This is a cheaper way to build it. Once you get into heavy duty plywood or even PT you price will jump. Hope this helps
     
  8. Canale Landscaping

    Canale Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    It does, thanks for the help
     
  9. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Finished the leaf box up last night. Sorry about the pics it was dark when i finished up. First big cleanup is today ill post some more pics and hopefully of a video it in use
     
  10. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    ooops sorry here are the pics....

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