Leaf Loader Help

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by HobieDude, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Currinson

    Currinson LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 97

    It works great. The vac is a 16hp lesco. I broke the shaft in our first engine a few years back and upgraded with electric start. It was a pain trying to start that thing with the recoil. I had it angled so I could pull it from the ground but still a pain. The electric start is awesome. Also modified and upgraded the exhaust after a small fire. I have had this design for 10 years and I am always looking for different Ideas. The back gate latches with the tail gate and has a tormenter pole mounted to the inside to hold the door open if needed. If you guys want any more pictures let me know.
     
  3. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,737

    Ive actually heard of using dryer vent pipe or stove pipe? ask Pressedun. he just did the same thing to his
     
  4. HobieDude

    HobieDude LawnSite Member
    from 7b
    Posts: 26

    Update: we located a 2 foot section of 8" vacuum hose, slit the sides a little and slid it over the square discharge. We used 2 hose clamps to hold it on. There are gaps between the round pipe and square discharge but it seems to be working fine. Thanks for everyone's help.
     

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