leaf loader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnInOrder, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    ok well, i just got 5 more accounts so i have 15 weekly and 1 bi-weekly. I am getting a f-150 as a truck and need a leaf loader, because during the school year i pay football. Practices are from 3-7:30ish monday-friday and Saturday is my game so my whole week is taken up except sunday. Last year i did the leaf cleanups with my redmax 8000 and my exmark. I blew the leaves into a long pile and ran the exmark over them until they were mulched up then put them into green barrels then into the bed of my friends pickup. It took a long time. Since i have more accounts, and only 1 day, i would like a leaf loader because of time i no it is going to save me. It also gets dark by like 6. So my question is, what is a good machine for 15 accounts and not too big for like an f-150.I will be making a box in the back of the truck.

    Sorry for the long post but i had to get the info out. Thanks in advance,LawnInOrder
     
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Little Wonder makes some good ones check them out. Also take a look at Billy Goat.
     
  3. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    as far as hp what size engine should i get, I don;t wanna really spend toooo much, but i wanna buy a motor that has decent power and will last. LawnInOrder
     
  4. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    i know that it very earlier, but i wanna make sure i have hat need before the season starts. Maybe look for a used one, and if i new which model i wanted it would give me time to find one. Thanks LawnInOrder
     
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 721

    16hp will suck awesome..
     
  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    I'm thinking of getting a billy goat lawn vac with a tube. The steel impellor supposedly decreases leaves volume to 1/5 th.
     
  7. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    yea. either billy goat or little wonder. The billy goat i saw came with a 11 or 13hp... Not really powerful from what i read. What do these things go for new and used...thanks LawnInOrder
     
  8. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    I've got a billy goat with an 11hp. Works pretty good. Its for sale if your interested. Check out the for sale listings.
     
  9. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

  10. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    Hes talking about the truck loader, not the lawn vacs.
     

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