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Leaf Dump Trailer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ringahding, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 613

    I have been doing it this way for seven years now. This way has freed up $$$ to purchase other equipment such as: New Skid Loader ~ New Back Pack Blowers ~ New mowers ~ Trucks ~ Snow Blowers

    Yes that is a tarp, doubled up! Cables bolted to the floor, crawling underneath the tarp....ready to be connected to the chain.

    We do not take on any landscaping jobs otherwise we would probably have a dump truck or trailer.


     
  2. Looking Good Lawn Service

    Looking Good Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats pretty cool if you have something to chain to, otherwise I dont see how it would work.
     
  3. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    To be honest I have lucked out the past 6 seasons tying off to either one of my trucks or a tree or post. But the 1st year I made a wind off system at the very end of the trailer, which was actually amazing to see it crank right off.
     
  4. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now that you have that bobcat a dump trailer makes sense. What hp is that leaf loader ?
     
  5. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know that is right...I just am not looking to get into landscaping right now, I need to get into fertilization/weed control next season. This itself will stretch me out.
    The engine is 13hp Honda..
     
  6. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Very nice! I have been doing essentially the same thing with a pallet in the front of the trailer and the chain hooked to the pallet. I then double the tarp up and put it on the floor. If you get a chance - could you take pics of how you have the cables run. Thanks!!
     
  7. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very nice setup!
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's the skid steer for if you don't do landscaping?


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  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    If nothing to tie onto you could use a ground anchor. They use them for off roading when you need to winch but nothing to tie onto.

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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,960

    That is a good idea they charge us $25 for a pull when we dump limbs and they are tearing up the trailers. Ops then I would have to take a second person to the dump.
     

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