Solo Walker Leaf Removal

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by nosparkplugs, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a dedicated Leaf collection trailer with Billy Goat HTR 1600 Debris loader. That rig took at least a two man crew, due to the Walker Purchase I am able to lower my overhead/labor costs. The Walker does a better job shredding the leaves our Billy Goat HTR 1600. This is a historic district in Downtown Memphis, my accounts here start at 350.00 Click on pictures to enlarge




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  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I kinda suprised that the Walker shreds them better than the leaf vac... I know mine do ok, but do smokin' good if I run the leaves over once 'mulching' and then run back over it and suck it all up. Of course it takes more time, but if there's a thick layer of leaves it still saves time and trips to the truck in the end.

    I don't imigine it's a whole lotta fun unleading that load at the end of the day though! That's why I LOVE my dump bed truck... Though it's a lot higher off the ground to have to get the stuff into.
     
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a 8 ft oak pallet at the front of the trailer, and a 30 ft 12,000lb strap use a clevis hook to tie off on a log in the recycle center drive off works like a live floor trailer emptying the debris takes one person, look close you can see the strap on the gate.
     
  4. hanson's glc

    hanson's glc LawnSite Member
    from mn
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    you need 4-5 foot sides on the trailer. nice set up. at my dump there is no where to tie to. i bought a dump insert to dump at the dump and at the job sites for mulch and dirt and rock. after buying the truck craft alum insert i will never go back to pitch fork any thing out of the truck.
     
  5. MLC2

    MLC2 LawnSite Member
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    GLC how long have you had your truckcraft? I have the EZ dumper it does a good job. I just don't like the weight and the rusting. Thanks MLC2
     
  6. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I already have a Dedicted leaf trailer with 8ft sides 8ft wide 17ft long & the Billy Goat Debris loader mounted on the trailer used my pallet unloading system to unload it also, used it for 3 seasons, now it just sits in storage lot. It works great on light rain days, or those Massive leaf jobs that I bid from time to time, you need a Laborer for each blower you run, I have found that I can do minimal blowing & then suck up the leafs with MT20, 1 crew member & the Walker. I am looking at a 16K GTWR Gooseneck Dump with 6ft sides and 20ft long & sicssor dump, I have folks calling wanting all types of debris, dirt, concrete, junk removed and willing to pay, cause know one wants to do the work, if it pays what I require, a job is never "below" our company.
     
  7. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
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