For those of us who don't have a powered leaf loader, and are too small to consider buying one, and need to haul away the leaves, how do you get them from the ground into the truck/trailer? Yes, I mulch them down where possible, or dump them on a pile at the customer's site where possible. But, a few places, the leaves need to be hauled away. I see many here on LS have dump trucks or dump trailers, but I don't think ALL have 16, 20, or ? hp leaf loaders. I work solo and have a 5X10 trailer I used for debris. It has 36" high sides, and a removable end gate. For equipment, I have an 8 hp Lesco wheeled blower and a Stihl BG85 hand blower, some 8X10 tarps, and a couple of steel-tined rakes. Beyond that, everything else is hard labor, pure and simple. If the leaves are not close to the trailer, I put them on tarps (gather with the blowers, rake them on the tarps), and carry them over my shoulder, walking up the rear of the trailer and dumping. If the pile is close to the trailer, or can be blown close to the trailer, then I load directly into the trailer (no tarps). If the pile is damp and the leaves are heavy, I use a 12-tined silage fork to move them from the pile into the trailer. If they are dry and light, then I use two steel-tined rakes, one under each arm, hands near the end of the handle/rake head. Using a "claw" motion, I gather the leaves together between the rakes and lift them into the trailer. Remember the sides of my trailer are a bit over 4' off the ground, so I can work over the edge of the trailer, not just from the open back. After the leaves are in the trailer, then comes the hard part, stomping and packing them. If the leaves are wet or damp, they pack pretty well. If they are dry, then much packing is needed to get a full load. If the entire trailer is loaded with tarps, I can get about 30 tarps into the 5X10X3 trailer box. Dry leaves just dumped into the box will fill the box with about 6 tarps, but then comes the packing to enable me to get the other 24 tarps. For those with leaf loaders, you are probably saying "... sounds like too much work." You are right, it is hard work. The most energy draining part is the stomping and packing. However, carrying heavy tarps of wet or damp leaves across a yard is not so easy either. Does anybody have any other suggestions? Surely there are many on here who aren't big enough to warrant the cost of a truck with a 20hp leaf loader. I see many with dump trailers, and no leaf loader attached. I have given serious thought to a small dump trailer, but don't believe my 60-70 load per seaon justify the expense. And, the sides of a dump trailer, or a dump truck, are too high to load over the side. Even though my trailer isn't very large, the bed height off the ground is about 14", which makes access good. If I made the sides higher to haul more leaves, then I negate the possibility of loading over the sides, meaning all debris must come in from the rear. I have done this work for many years, and keep finding slight improvements. But, I'm looking for a major improvement! Lawn mowing is easy compared to handling leaves. Please don't just suggest mulching the leaves, because I would do so if possible. There are good reasons why they must be hauled out (most of the properties have a very high bed area to turf area ratio, leaving too little turf area to spread the leaves for mulching).