Our new leaf machine

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by AdamChrap, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey why not right?
    I could go spend tons of time and money on a dump insert and build a box. But I have a trailer that isn't good for much else and and it works great. That suction unit is amazing. It only cost us $400! :cool2:
    This thing has cut our time down by over half compared to the walkers.
    We have a lot of properties at a local lake and getting leaves from the bottom of the hill to the top is a pain (Originally was a valley that was dammed and flooded). This makes it cake.
     
  2. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    do u always leave the doors open?
     
  3. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    Of course not. We were testing it like I said. No reason to shovel them out when we were down at our disposal area and could just blow them out the back.
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  4. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    The main thing is that it works and that you used stuff you already had, saving yourself some money.
     
  5. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thumbs Up Exactly!
     
  6. lawnangel1

    lawnangel1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
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    Adam,
    Just a thought, not sure if it would work but what about rigging up some sort of tarp on the floor of that trailer so that when your guys unload they could just pull out the tarp and most of the leaves would come out, instead of having to shovel all of it.
     
  7. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have thought about that but the only problem is we would need to hook the tarp to a stationary object and drive off or pull it out with a truck. You wouldn't think leaves weight that much but this thing grinds them real good and when it is full you get quite a load.
     
  8. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
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    that will clog up real quick....also not to mention the money you could've INVESTED into USEFUL equipment will now be blown on labor
     
  9. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have used it for weeks now with not one single clog (Even on wet leaves). This machine is very useful and has proven it's self already. Most likely next year we will ditch the trailer and put it on the dump but there just wasn't enough time to do that this year. Do people even read the previous posts? It takes very little time to unload.

    Come on think outside the box people!
     
  10. KE-llc

    KE-llc LawnSite Senior Member
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    you obviously don't deal with a whole lot of leaves.....
     

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