Things we've sucked up with leaf loaders

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by alexschultz1, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Going off the forum "things we've ran over. " what kind of stuff have you sucked up accidentally (or on purpose) with your leaf loader? My craziest was a brick, I thought the impeller was broken for sure. I had a close encounter with a little yippy dog too... That would have been hard to explain.

    Some guy on here once posted about an employee sticking his head in the intake tube!
  2. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is my first year having one. I am sure I will suck up some strange things for sure in the future
  3. BLC24

    BLC24 LawnSite Member
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    A Black Landscaping Tarp. it was a pain in the a, to get it out. The loader was low throttle.
  4. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got a 6-8 inch about 3/4 think part of a braided utility cable that thing sounded horrible hitting the impeller.
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  5. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just the other day, a steel dirt rake head fell off and went right through. Haven't checked it, but seems to be fine.
  6. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dog poop
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  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't want to get this thread off topic but how many hours on a 16hp loader before you should change the impeller? Mine looks to be fine just curious.
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  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cell phone! Many pairs of glasses. Hats. Almost a small dog.
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man I can just see someone's small dog getting sucked up that would suck
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