Load handler and leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Leaping, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone ever used the load handler?

    I was thinking of using this for leaves.
     
  2. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
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    What's a load handler?
     
  3. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    Its a tarp thing that attaches to the tail gate and has a crank.
    Supposedly it can handle up to 1 ton of material.
     
  4. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    Here is a pic

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  5. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
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    I was told that if you really jam the leaves in the bed of the truck and try to crank them out that they will get wedged behind the wheel wells and not move.
     
  6. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    but will it get most of the leaves out?
     
  7. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Buy one and let us know. ;)
     
  8. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 824

    I have one on my pick-up. It works better with mulched leaves. I use it with a Billy Goat leaf loader. I still have to unload the leaves a little above the top rail of the truck. I also use a couple of cinderblocks up near the cab of the truck to help prevent the loadhandler from slipping. I'd say it works ok with leaves, but not perfect.
     
  9. musselman

    musselman LawnSite Senior Member
    from utah
    Posts: 301

    Ive used them for years and yes they work. If you are using a pick-up with wheel wells yes some leaves will hang up. I use to climb in the truck and scoop the leaves above and behind the wheel weel out the rest come out easy. I now have a truck with a flat bed 8x11 with 4 foot sides. I built my own load handler on it and it will pull all the leaves (I clean up with a walker so the leaves are mulched pretty good). Lots cheaper than a dump bed. I use it for grass clippings as well, but learned not to pile them to high or too deep along the sides of the truck or it is tough to pull. good luck
     
  10. Leaping

    Leaping LawnSite Member
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    Thnks for the replys
    I think i will try the Load handler
     

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