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Leaf Box and blower

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Dstosh, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    Well here is the latest weekend project. The sides are 3/4" plywood with 2 by 4. I have a mesh tarp that will go over the top and back. The blower wont work on the way it is set up now, its no heavy and puts too much stress on the tailgate when its open. So we are going to fab up some sort of swing away mount. And most important it still has to be painted black.

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  2. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    Looking good. Have you considered mounting the blower on the front? You could turn the discharge ninety degrees so it blows into the box and the intake hose faces the curb.

  3. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 742

    Very nice.. you bag and then gona suck them up with that or just blow them before you mow over to it and suck>?? very nice set up... hope ya got a big field to dump them in..
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 681

    I am just about to start building my leaf box as well for my 6x10 dump trailer just wondering how tall your walls are total, as well as the ply wood sections. THANKS
  5. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    looks really nice.
  6. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    That's what I'm thinking. It's going to be a decated box only from the pics, so mount that up front on the frame, not the dump box.
    Edit: Is that even a dump trailer? Second look, it doesn't appear to be.
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    3/4 plywood is really heavy, I used 1/4 with 1x4 and 2x4 bracing, and it is plenty strong..... Nice job by the way......
  8. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Thats what I was thinking. Our is only going to be made of 1/4 or 3/8 thick. But nice job any ways, should last you a while.
  9. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    That is the back up plan if the swing away gets to fancy.

    The plan is to bag the remote parts of the lawn with the z. Then dump that in pile near the trailer. The rest will get blown into piles and then moved to the trailer. This is the plan but i'm not going to be surprised when it gets changed.

    The total height inside is right around 6 feet. The ply wood is 4 foot tall and the trailer sides add the other 2 feet.

    Yea its a dump trailer

    Yea we could have gotten by with some slimmer stuff but, there are only 3 stake pockets on each side and 2 in front, so we figured we would need all the support we can get.
  10. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    If you do the swing away, won't it get in the way of the dumping process?

    Don't forget the sleeve or input hole for the vac to the box will be tricky if you do the swing away.

    I would (just my .02) mount the unit on the front, have the side vac to the curb, and when you dump, it's not in the way.

    Other than that, looks great!!!

    I like the extra lights on your plow btw.

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