little wonder leaf loader disapointing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by howden86, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. howden86

    howden86 LawnSite Member
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    I ust bought a 16 horsepower little wonder truck loader and to me it is disapointing. There are leaves in it that are almost whole and does not seem to be shredding even 5 to 1. It does not pack them either. I could get probably the same amount of leaves in my old way and load quicker. We are only on our second tank of gas Any suggestions
     
  2. JABBERS

    JABBERS LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    I had an 8hp back in the 90's that did just fine.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is the Talon Ring in place? It's a star looking shredder that goes on the front of the impeller.
     
  4. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not trying to be funny but do you have the throttle up all the way?
     
  5. howden86

    howden86 LawnSite Member
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    Yes the talon ring is in and we do run full throttle.
     
  6. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im curious to see what it is. So let us know if you find a solution.
     
  7. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    maybe you should take it back b4 the time has too much passed.
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    What are you comparing it to? Maybe your expectations are too high?

    Don't know your location, but with this crazy weather we've had this year, maybe the leaves are tougher?

    I had a 90's 8hp Little Wonder Push blower that had hose attachments that made it a loader. It shredded things up real fine and all it had was 4 straight impeller blades and 8" hose.
     
  9. howden86

    howden86 LawnSite Member
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    i used a jrco leaf plow on a 27 hp grasshopper and pushed them in a 10 foot trailer. today when the trailer was full my helper climbed in the trailer and climbed around and packed the leaves down by half. i did not think I had to do that.
     
  10. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Shred them with the mower first and report back to us, should pack the truck a lot tighter.
     

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