towing Leaf Loader and trailer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kemmer, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    Im planning on mounting a leaf loader to my truck this spring, i want to have the loader on a 2" hitch and be able to tow the trailer at the same time, so i dont have to depend on having the trailer with me all the time and so i can maneuver better
    I was looking into something like this
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    But im not sure if the loader will get in the way of the trailer jack. how would people go about doing this? i would like it to look like this
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    Photos from Heron Cove PM
    Could i off set the leaf loader? will that effect the capacity and strength of my hitch?
     
  2. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
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  3. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    na i dont want it hanging off the front
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,022

    How about mounting a receiver (piece of square tubing) on the top of your trailer tong on the right side so the loader sits right over the center. When you don't need the trailer just slide the loader off and put on the back of your truck. I'm sure you wouldn't be driving 24/7 with that thing on the back of you truck anyways.
     
  5. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    good thinking
     
  6. Justcutitshort

    Justcutitshort LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    I would. It's the better, faster, safer setup. We watch LCO's fumbling with the loader on the back. Put it on the front and use the plow mounts.
     
  7. korelandscaping

    korelandscaping LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Posts: 61

    I'm assuming your mounting the loader to a dump truck? If so I'll get a few pics of mine tomorrow.
     

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