Leaf Box

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by corey4671, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. bill w

    bill w LawnSite Member
    from Va.
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    I just use wood screws and have had no problems. This year, I'm using last years screws. Looks good to me.
     
  2. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  3. bill w

    bill w LawnSite Member
    from Va.
    Posts: 198

    Thanks for bringing me back to this thread. I meant to say that your leaf box looks good, not mine. My previous post was too ambiguous.
     
  4. CharlotteOutdoorImpact

    CharlotteOutdoorImpact LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you think the trailer will handle the weight of the leaves? I was thinking of doing something similar to my single axle 6x12. I would run the leaves over with a mower with a discharge chute on, to grind them up a bit first...Then suck them into the trailer. I Think to unload them I would put a pallet with chains or heavy duty rope attached ( place it in the front of the trailer prior to loading) and leave some chain or rope hanging out the back. Then to unload you tie it to a big tree (or where I dump mine, they have I beams in the ground to hook onto) and pull forward. the pallet will pull out all the leaves.

    I am just curious about the weight issue..

    Good Luck .....

    I am building mine today..( no football for me, I have to get it done)
     
  5. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah weight crossed my mind but good grief, there's a 3500 lb axle under there. How much could 300 cf of leaves weigh even when wet? Maybe I underestimated it. Guess I'll find out.
     
  6. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
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    both of those are worthless when loading leaves. you would be better off raking and tarping! I am not trying to be a jerk either just trying to save you some time.
     
  7. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I understand and I appreciate your input. however I have to look at what's in the budget and a brand new 12hp loader ain't possible. I've sucked up many a leaf with this little Agri Fab vac over the years and if I could get this BG for what he's asking or less, it'll work for me. I don't have many places where I have to remove the leaves anyway. Thanks again. I know you're not being a prick and I understand your concern.
     
  8. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    ok...yes this is old thread. This is how the trailer ended up...only now I have a black mesh tarp over it. I need some thoughts on unloading this. Right now what I am leaning towards is one of these 16' wire panels that you can get at TSC or the farmer's co-op. Bow it into the trailer and tie chains off to it. Hook the chains to a tree, fencepost etc and pull ahead. Hand unloaded this thing a few times last year and that SUCKED. By the way...I got a deal on a new 13hp Honda Billy Goat loader. Yes it's still a small loader but it does what I need to do.
     
  9. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    anybody?....
     
  10. CharlotteOutdoorImpact

    CharlotteOutdoorImpact LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just use a palet with tow straps tied to each side... about 30ft each side, then bring them together and hook both to a heavy chain that wraps around a pole, tree or whatever etc.. Pull forward and 80% or sometimes more comes right out. then its just a little raking or whatever..


    Good luck to you
     

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