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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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  2. FDJ

    FDJ LawnSite Member
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    One question, Why did you choose to mount the vacuum on the truck instead of on the trailer, won't it make more difficult to dump the leaves?

    Sorry if I am wrong, But I don't want to see a fellow with a broken back at the end of the season :)
  3. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Hahah I agree and contemplated this too. My reason is that i am usually a one man crew. Also, I landscape in the city of boston. Streets are narrow and parking spaces are in abundance also house have smaller driveways and are closer together. This way I can unlook the the traier myself and move it by hand a little bit if necessary. also I can back into spots alot closer with just the truck.
  4. FDJ

    FDJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    So you have to "unload" the leaf vacuum alone?
    Good luck with that... You should have gotten a swing arm mount (don't know what they actually call them)
    I used to have an small trailer that I mounted a vacuum on, (think it was 4x6) and would help me taking blowers, rakes and other tools.

    Anyways I hope all goes well.
  5. mlavin73

    mlavin73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    You got lucky that you can still get the trailer on. I hate coming home and swapping equipment. My first 2 years I ran a similar setup but the vacuum hung too low to hook my trailer on. I got real tired of lifting the thing on / off by myself. I'm lucky I never hurt myself doing it. Now I'm running a dump trailer with the vacuum mounted on the tongue. I still suffer from not being able to bring my equipment with me. Good luck with it.
  6. CHRIS92789

    CHRIS92789 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Looks like a nice setup.... but man that is a lot of bungie cords... I use Eye hooks to attach the mesh top. It makes it easier to attach it and you dont have to worry about loosing the bungie cords..
  7. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I built a leaf box this year and used mesh for the top. However, I built a frame out of 2x3's for the top of the box and wrapped the mesh over the top of it. I then took some ferring strips laid them on top of the mesh and 2x3's and screwed them in. I then carriage bolted the whole frame to the box. It looks nice, and keeps the extra mesh inside the box.........i will have to take some pics of it for ya!
  8. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    how did you dump your truck??????????
  9. MaloneyLandscaping

    MaloneyLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    Hey Mahoney I had to take the loader off with another guy before or at the dump. Sucks because I always have to rely on someone.
  10. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey sorry if you guys have answered this question before but what kind and where did u guys get the mesh tarps????
    I'm gonna build another box in the next few weeks for our new dump insert.

    Not to hijack this thread but will the weight of a leaf box plus leaves make the insert shaky?? Or what should I look out for?
    Lastly do you find that the mesh tarp produces an abundance of dust?

    In the past my box was fully enclosed with the exception of 4 vents on the 2 sides... Wasn't too bad
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