I have read the threads, looked up all the past 28 pages of posts made about loaders and now I want to determine what you guys feels is best. Be it loader themselves, truck mounted, trailer mounted, dump truck, dump trailer, brands, tow behinds, hp required, price options and maybe some pictures. What I have is an old single axle dump truck. I fabed a hitch for an old trac vac engine - 11hp kohler with a steel pipe feeding the back of the truck and a 10 inch intake hose to suck leaves. We built plywood sides with and plywood top with fabric/screen for air movement. Works great when using but due to all the vibration - engine is getting weak, we pull the vac off hitch everytime we unload and things just need to be updated for this coming fall and the truck works good but always needing something to keep it running. I would post pict but my cable has a short in it and I haven't gotten around to getting a new one yet. I am thinking of replacing dump (could be for sale) with a 1 ton dually with a flat bed / dump bed. I can also use this truck for small landscape, plowing, pulling big mowers around. Now I have seen the tow behind models - the swing hitch models and the complete trailer unit models. Normally there are always two trucks / account. Sucker truck and pickup with trailer for equipment - blowers, WB blowers, mowers etc. I feel if I spend the money - I want it right the first time instead of playing the role of figuring this or that out to make it work. Any ideas, suggestions, methods etc would be greatly appreiciated! I am not brand loyal although I do have little wonder WB blowers. Great product for our use. Also I live in IOWA, I try to do leaf cleanup regardless of weather (unless an inch of rain) so I want the sucking power. Trees in my area are ASH, ELM, MAPLE, and few strays.