Leaf box plan

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1grnlwn, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 14' dump trailer and I am planning 4' sides for a total of 6'. Think it will be big enough? I don't know where to mount the loader but I am considering the front. Not sure about brand of loader either. Trailer is 16000 gvw.
  2. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
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    That'll be 18.6 cubic yard box, if trailer is 6' wide. Nice! Tongue mount keeps it out of way when dumping but rear mount means you can back up close to piles. I think either would work well if a rear mount was swing-away design for fast dumping.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    ask wriken about his setup. Very nice...I will look for some pics of it
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you going to tig together some aluminum 1grn??
  5. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No I sorta gave up playing with Aluminum when I blew a breaker this spring. Only have 20 A. in garage. Bought a thirty but Alum is sorta PITA will revisit this winter. But I do plan to use steel. 18 gage sides with 1.5" stakes. Need to start designing and get materials ordered.
  6. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
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    Put the MEG MO blades on your mower and you do not need to build box. I did what you are thinking and now we don't use it.
  7. outsidepride

    outsidepride LawnSite Member
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    My is 18 ft and i mounted the 16 HP billy goat loader on the front works great.

    trailer 010.jpg
  8. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    build the trailer, and use the mulching gator blades first man, that's what everyone does around here
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Outside I remember that picture. That is one serious trailer. You must have a big truck.
  10. outsidepride

    outsidepride LawnSite Member
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    Chev 2500 Duramax pulls it no problem

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