Leaf trailer modified from last season!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blades of Steel, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I forgot to post a few photos of my leaf trailer I rebuilt this season. Just thought I would share.

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  2. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is a nice well made leaf box is it made of 1/4 in steel? Are you planning on painting it?
     
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What size loader is that?? How long does it take you to fill that up all the way?? Sweet setup
     
  4. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes I intend on painting it YELLOW like my other one in the spring when things slow down. It is a L12' x W5' x H7' and takes a good bit to fill it. 16 guage sides and a 10 guage bottom.

    Pen oaks, I can go all day. Most of the time I can go a full day or so depending on the type of leafs.

    Get this, I did a 1/4 acre corner lot this fall and filled the trailer 4 times. This lady had some leafs.

    tIM
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Do you not have any vents and if not, how does it handle that?
     
  6. Braxton

    Braxton LawnSite Member
    from TN
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    I'm still learning here; never done a leaf cleanup at all. That's a nice looking rig, but I have some questions if you don't mind.

    Where do you buy the commercial component? I guess from grassyfras's post that it's called a loader? Does it grind/compact the leaves? And how do you empty that setup?

    Thanks.

    Braxton
     
  7. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    walker-talker,

    That tarp on top is a mesh tarp. Had it custom made for 38.00 at a commercial tent maker her in town. I'll say that is the least expensive part of it..

    Tim
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    I could be wrong, but that doesn't look like a dump trailer, how do you get the debris out of there?
     
  9. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
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    cable and a pallet. Just hook it to the tractor at the dump and he pulls it right out.Comes out like a loaf of bread...

    Tim
     
  10. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
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    well i hope it works for your sake , cuz ive got boxs on dump bodies and have trouble sometimes
     

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