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Lawn Pro Equipment and Projects Thread

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by M and S Lawn Care, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Well.. like some others, here's a thread that will be randomly updated with pictures of equipment, projects, work, etc. Here's the only pic I have at the moment, the "leaf sucker from hell", made out of an old sidewalk vac. It shakes, knocks, spits gas, and is all around scary. The tube from the loader to the box is missing, by the way, but it actually worked really well, and I crammed 1200 lbs of leaves in the truck.

  2. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 839

    Nice lettering on the truck ,you guys have snow? How does that 150 pull with those leaves.
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    What kind of loader is that?
  4. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,444

    i can anwser that for mike. its a home made loader built from a bubble gum rapper sucker uper from disny world. it works really well except like mike said above its kind of scarry its luoud and knocks and spits gas but its fun and works good.
  5. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    1200 lbs.... maby a little much for your little truck huh?? lol Is that new lettering?? I like it really stands out on the white! how do you unload the leaves?? Please tell my not by hand?? I know a few secrets if you want to know??
  6. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    thanks for the comments..

    I like the lettering too, except the logo got buried and doesn't stand out as much as the letting on the back. oh well.

    i'll see if I can find a brand on the loader. Like mowerboy said, it's homemade. It was a vacuum.

    And.. I suppose 1200 pounds is a little too much, though.. I've hauled more. I've been getting 2400lb pallets of salt loaded into my new F150. It handles it no problem. To be honest, that white truck was supposed to last one year for me then I was going to get another, but it's on its 4th year and pulling strong. I know it's not real smart, but I've hauled 4 or 5 times what it's supposed to on a trailer. Tractors, trailers full of scrap iron, 8000 lbs of crushed concrete.. it just wont die. And, it's a light -duty truck with a V6!!

    As for unloading, I've only filled it once, and we (two of us) unloaded it by hand in about 15 minutes, with a rake and a blower. Chris, what are your secrets?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  7. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    Oh, alex.. you better buy a new tarp. I stole yours and I'm not giving it back. :)
  8. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    So that loader used to be a vacuum and you pretty much hooked a hose onto the end?
  9. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    more or less, yes. It was more like a billy goat debris vac, wheels, a bag, a big wide sucker on front.

    chopped everything off, and just used the engine and impeller/housing. then welded a hitch-mount for it, and stole the hose off out Bobcat bagger. I need to get some longer hose!!

    Most vacs I've seen have 4 blade impellers, and this has 6. It seems to mulch and suck really well. It sucked as fast as i could get leaves to it, even with its small size.
  10. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    I have Timbrens for the white truck, but it's so rusty that I cant get the old ones off, and there's fuel and brake lines in the way of a grinder. Once I'm definitely done with the truck and leaves I'll take it apart and make it right.

    I'm still planning on cleaning up more leaves, even with the snow on the ground. It'll melt. I, along with a lot of other companies in the area, still have a lot of leaves to clean up. The snow came before they dropped. Grrrrrrrrr.

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