removing leaves from truck bed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by verant, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    i was trying to think of an easier way to unload leaves form a truck bed. i have been putting a large tarp on the bottom of my truck bed and then when its full i wrap the sides of the tarp up. when i go to unload the leaves i manually take them out until its light enough to grab the tarp and pull it off the truck bed to empty the leaves.

    i was thinking that i could tie ropes at the four corners of the tarp and hook them to the front frame of my Kubota zero turn. then back up using the power of the Kubota to pull the tarp off the truck bed. would the weight be too much for the frame of the Kubota, or would it be bad for the hydraulics or engine? or i could just drive my truck away with the kubota in park with the parking brake on, that may work?

    what do you all think? Or do you have other suggestions?
    I'm a solo guy with a truck, zt, and 12' trailer
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Get a Loadhandler.
  3. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    Agree with above. There'll be extras but a quick rake and you're good.
  4. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    what's a load handler, where to i get one?
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 802

    There was a guy a while back that used this method...

    Put down a tarp, load it so you can still pull it off.
    Put down another tarp over the first load, load it so you can still pull it off.
    Repeat, repeat, repeat.

    Make several layers, none so heavy that you can't pull it off by hand.

    The load handler is another good option, but the multi-tarp works too good and is too simple to ignore.
  6. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,286

    just put the tailgate down and drive down the road really fast.
  7. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love it! my type of set up!
  8. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Inexpensive method - layered tarps

    Multi use - dump insert

    Expensive - leaf vac trailer set up
  9. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    thanks guys, im gonna buy a load handler now
  10. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    put a heavy duty canvas down tie four corners tie other end to telephone pole/tree (what ever) pull away

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