Leaf boxes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    So what will every one be using for the there leaf box?

    I was or am using a wood box with a mesh truck cover for the top. With a swing out vac. on a dump truck and need to bring the trailer too. so i don't think i have enough room with the vac. How an all mesh cover work instead of have wood?

    Thanks for any replys

    Tony
     
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    bridges: e-mail this guy he is a friend of mine and he has the nicest set up for leaves.
    anthony
    his e-mail weatherby14@aol.com
    anme mark.

    [Edited by anthonygrelli on 09-05-2000 at 10:43 PM]
     
  3. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Bridges, after you do the homework, let me know.
    I am presently using an all wood top on my 12' dump body. The bottom 42" is the metal bed.
    I tried using an all mesh top and the dust was NASTY. I put the wood roof back on with some vent holes.
     
  4. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    What no one has leaf boxes for there truck, or no one has leaves were they are.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    I think more and more guys are mulching their leaves. Newspaper articles, University reports, landfill resptrictions have slowly turned perception on what to do with leaves.

    Our company does $40,000 or so (which isn't much, I know) in fall leaf clean-up and we mulch them all. We haven't hauled any leaves in 2 years now.

    Certainly there are companies, clients and lawns that mulching isn't acceptable/won't work.

    I know this doesn't answer your question, but perhaps will give some perspective on the lack of responses.
     
  6. wompy

    wompy LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Posts: 13

    on our 12 ft stakes we use 10 ft of the bed .we inclose it 8 ft high with ply wood have 2 strips of stainless with holes in it 6"x 6' longnear the top. we use a tarp for the top a good canvas one .on the back of the truck were the 2 ft that isnot inclosed we mount the loaders on the right side and on the left side we put the hose and rakes and such.
     
  7. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    plan on building one w/ plywood sides and mesh top fitted to an insert dump should work but not sure how high i want to build it thinking of using full sheet plywood both sides
     
  8. Tony S

    Tony S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Use a full sheet. When I built mine 2 years ago, I cut some of the sheet off. Wish now I hadn't.
     
  9. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    So Lazer tell how you guys mulch the leafs and not have to take anyaway.
     
  10. pfisdon

    pfisdon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    How do you charge for the mulching of leaves while you are still mowing the lawns. Personally, I have been billing for the lawn as usual and running a total of extra time spent for a separate final bill for leaf removal in January in addition to final cleanup.
     

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