Hopper collection system ifo needed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Espacesverts, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
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    I want to know where do you put your grass and leaves from your hopper when you are dumping. Is this going in your trailer or in your truck bed? Can you tell your stategy. When I'm talking about hopper, I'm talking of hopper from grasshopper, big frontmount, walker, etc.

    Personnally, I don,t really like the vaccuum system on a trailer because I would need an other truck just to pull this...

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
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    The truck bed to is the best unless you fabricate a special area in the trailer to store the materials. just drive up on a tarp and dump it on that and lift fom there to the bed.
     
  3. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
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    Yes its a idea but with a 24 cu. feet hopper it would be so hard to put all on a tarp everytime...
     
  4. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you seen the special made hopper bags from Walker? I wonder if Grasshopper makes them? I know there eaiser to handle than tarps.
     
  5. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
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    Yes this could be a good idea
     
  6. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
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    Walker mowers offer the high dump system which works very good in my opinion
     
  7. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
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    You can also try talking customer's into starting a composting area where you could dump on property. We do this a lot in my area.
     
  8. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
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    this is a good idea and I also do them in some of our customer but the problem is with big commercial property where I have to collect and they don't have place for composting
     
  9. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
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    Ever try Grasshopper Mulching Kit instead of collecting
     
  10. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
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    I never try those but when you have 7 in of leaves I can't imagine that it can totaly disapear.
     

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