l-eaf loading

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sicnj, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    looking to buy a leaf loader, i know it is late but i think it will pay for it self by years end and it will be helpful for spring clean ups. my question is how much hp would you recomend, is 16hp enough? My other question is on brands what is better little wonder or billy goat. thanks
     
  2. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    I bought my billy goat for 1,200 with only half a summer use. Was from a ex boss, who got out if the biz. I would never go with out one. I have never used a lw.
     
  3. Dnemo

    Dnemo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Parker make some of the best units out. The offer 3 different sizes in truck mounts, 10hp B&S, 16hp B&S, and a 24hp Honda GX powered units are available.
     
  4. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 266

    i have the Salsco 16 hp unit. it clogs less than the billy goat that i had but the Billy Goat shreaded the leaves more.
     
  5. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    Mine is up for sale...im going larger. Its has the extended shoot, and swing hitch system for your truck. Its 1 yr old with maybe 50 hrs on it so far. Unit with these options is a little under 3k. Make me an offer! Im in Ma.
     
  6. bluediamond

    bluediamond LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    just picked up a 16hp little wonder loader with the swing away option, machine is great. i checked out a few loaders and nobody had anything bad to say about lw. shreds leaves pretty good because it has an extra shredding blade inside housing. I wouldn't go any less than 16hp
     
  7. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 339

    MLI...I tried to PM yo, but the site would not allow it. Could you send some pics? Give me a call at 478-447-6518 to discuss shipping and pricing. Thanks. Talk to you soon.
     
  8. MLI

    MLI LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 464

    I'll snap a pic today while working it. It's mounted on my trailer at the moment. Once you get the pics...then we can talk shipping.
     
  9. 1PRO

    1PRO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I have a inline 6 cyclinder leaf vac it costs more but it is worth it..or lesco has a leaf loader starting out @ 1,200 could be more now.
     

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