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My fall clean up rig

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Scotty, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks real nice! Are you going to letter up the truck and trailer? You gotta spend money to make money your set up is the way to go! You know a enclosed trailer can save you alot of cash in the long run which you probly aready figured out and looks much more proffesional!
  3. Scottty, TotalLawn, good looking setups there guys. Have either of you considered making your boxes taller to handle more leaves? Less trips to dump.
  4. scottt

    scottt LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice looking rigs guys.

    I had a lock just like the one on your trailer until somebody took it off and stole my trailer. Saw it on tape and it didn't take them long at all. If you want something bigger and stronger BA Hitch and Trailer at 71st and garnett sells some great locks. It's what I use now and it would take a while to get it off. It looks like you keep it at your home, but you never know how far thieves will go.
  5. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I saw two setups today, both had the loader mounted to the truck's plow frame, discharge was solid fiberglas pipe over the cab into the front of the box. The pipe was notched at the loader to enable it to dump.
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Countless trailers left for dead on the roadside huh? Hold on, I have to get my boots.:rolleyes:
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    They look really good. But, I wouldn't be the big mouthed Italian I am without a little constructive critisism (sp?).

    Scotty......you need to put the sides up a little higher on that rig when your working leaves. Less trips to dump, and the truck will handle it.

    Also, do you create a lot of dust with just that tarp on top? Think about making a roof with some screen or mesh in it.

    Brian..... Check out some of those underbody truck boxes like were suggested above. It will save you some space and some wind resistance too.......might even save a bit on gas!
  8. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. TotalLawn

    TotalLawn LawnSite Member
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    I plan to get the underbody boxes eventually. I bought the truck in April and haven't had the time (or money) to get them on yet.

    Scottie (STS Lawn Care) If you want to post a pic use this one...


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