leaf box question to those that have one or had one.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am in the process of building my leaf box for my trailer and was just wondering is it ok to use 2x4's on the inside of the box inorder to butt 2 seams together of the plywood? I have them on the outside in the support slots as well but is it ok to have some on the inside also or will they prevent proper dumping?
     
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Big W, I used 3/16x2 flat steel to butt mine together and the bolted thebedge of each piece to the flat steel. I dont know how you are building yours but my frame was all steel.....
     
  4. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    just out of plywood and 2x4's
     
  5. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I might do the same as Big w, with my truck.

    I might make one for my trailer, well just the sides
     
  6. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no one else have an opinion :confused:
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you going to mount them top to bottom or front to back? I would say it will be fine. It's not like your loading it with dirt. Leaves should fall right out. Then again, it might get tight enough that it will cause the load to stick and not dump easy.

    How long is the trailer? Maybe you can run 3 long boards front to back at the top middle and bottom of all the sheets and screw them in place. This way the load will slide out in the direction as the boards.
     
  8. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    the seams will be going top to bottom so i was going to run the 2x4's top to bottom inside also, i just wasnt sure if it would hinder dumping the leaves.
     
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    it could hinder it some but I doubt it would be a issue dumping.
     
  10. J.A.G LAWNCARE

    J.A.G LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    not done with that box , the leaves will be falling .....need pic s when done.....
     

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