Solo Cleanups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BigMike450, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. BigMike450

    BigMike450 LawnSite Member
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    Anyone using a truck loader by themselves? Is working out well or is it a pita?
     
  2. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sure...all last season. It works out GREAT!
    I blow or otherwise move all the leaves to the roadside with my mower/blower trailer...then I go get my dump trailer/with leaf box and truck loader....vacuum up the leaves, and voila! Yes it's double the driving time but that's the definition of "solo"
    The only thing simpler would be having a helper to bring my dump trailer along for the pick up...
     
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    If I were you I would get a wb blower and good bp blower (br-600 or equivilent) and a couple rakes. Put those in the back of your truck and tow the dump trailer at the same time. Then just use the blowers to get the leaves to the curb, the wb blowers will leave the lawn very clean. That would take the extra driving out of your clean-up jobs.

    I had a truck loader last year. It really worked great, but the unit just didn't have the capacity that I needed, I was having to unload it far too often. So if you have a wb blower and big bp blower you should easily be able to do the clean-ups easily by yourself, so long that your container you are filling with leaves has a good capacity.
     
  4. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    can you mount the loader on the front of your trailer??
     
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have my loader mounted on my plow mount, blows into 5 yard box on my dump insert. Pull a trailer with all mowers blowers etc,
     
  7. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    DRM, do you have pics of that, thinking about doing the same thing.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
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    they are on here....I will find the link
     
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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  10. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I blow out all beds, behind all shrubs and little spaces like that. Then blow everything from the yard to my trailer. At the trailer I've got my vacuum system where I blow all the newly shredded leaves into my box and I'm off to the next job. Usually things don't work out as simple as it sounds though haha.
     

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