Front mount LEafloader

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by STIHL GUY, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I am looking to mount my leafloader on the front of my truck this year. for anyone that has done this before how should i go about doing it?? The truck is an 05' 2500HD and the loader is a 16HP Giant Vac
     
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    Isn't it against the law in CT to mount the blower on the front of the truck?

    I mounted mine on a 4 wheel dolly and rolled it to the front of the truck, used a piece of stove pipe from the truck to the loader. I had a rack on the side of the box for the stove pipe and loader hose for storage.
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have a plow frame? I mounted mine to my Fisher Minute Mount frame. Get some 2x4 steel tubing cut and drill the ends to fit the Fisher mount and bolt or weld the vac to the tubing.

    Not sure about the legalities but everyone does it in this part of the state with no issues from the police.

    If you want I could do it for you. Just need the vac. I have a source for the steel.
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    the person before me had a plow mount but i do not. how much would you charge for supplies and labor to mount it?
     
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will send you a PM.
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    thats what the front of the truck looks like now

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  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    nevermind...wrong picture



    i think this is the right one

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  8. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    it aint illegal in ct....they are everywhere around here...most guys put it on the plow mounts and it is so easy...
     
  9. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
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    you could also get some sort of bull bar and fab up some hooks and pins to mount ti on the bull bar....or just weld some hooks to the leaf loader and hang it on the bar of the bull bar.
     
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    The loader is not illegal, its the pipe that makes it illegal. Most guys mount a fixed pipe and your not supposed to have any ubstruction in front of the windshield. I had friends in years past that got ticketed for the pipe.
     

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