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Leaf Clean-up Pallet Idea

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by VnDrWLawnCare, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    Someone said that they use pallets in their trailer to pull the leaves out. I am considering trying this method since a few people said it works pretty well. I was wondering if anyone has some pictures of their setup. So i can get a idea as to what i need to do to make it work right. Any pictures or ideas would be much appreciated.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Ahh,... a rope and a pallet. Wouldn't be that great of picture, though.:D
  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Loaded with leaves you may need a bull to pull the pallet off the trailer.
  4. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Or you could use a tree to pull it off
  5. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I am going to try that method this year myself. We'll see if it speaks for itself. I will be unhooking my trailer at the dump and using my truck to pull the pallets off my trailer. Wish me luck!
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    My dump broke middle of the season. Stand a pallet up in the front of the bed. I tied a chain to the pallet, with the other end near the rear of the bed. When the truck was full, I took a rope and tied it to the end of the chain. The other end went around a tree and I drove foward slowly. Worked really well without a dump.
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,041

  8. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,755

    I have done that method for 3 years now...my local dumps have a cement pole just for that reason for pulling stuff out of the back of the trucks. I will get you a picture of the trailer settup asap.
  9. VnDrWLawnCare

    VnDrWLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    Thanks for the replies

    Bunton Guy: Looking forward to seeing some pictures.
  10. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Great idea! I love this site. Thanks guys

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