Truck loader and grass clippings

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by okie mower, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. okie mower

    okie mower LawnSite Member
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    Will a truck loader handle grass clippings very well? I have Walker mowers and getting tired of loading by hand when I pick up clippings.
     
  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The bigger ones will with ease our 20hp eats though about anything. But thats way to big for just cutting lawns on the other hand when I used a 13hp and a 16hp in the past they clogged on grass all the time.
     
  3. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you thought about installing a lift on the Walker? We chocked on the first one because of the price. But once installed, wow, what a time saver. Now we don't even touch the clippings. We back up and dump it into a EZ-Dumper slide-in on the K3500. Works real good when fall comes around. The leafs are just starting to fall off the trees here.
     
  4. John P.

    John P. LawnSite Senior Member
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    You have a dump insert on your k 3500 ??? what do you think of it?
     
  5. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    The slide in unit works great. The hardest thing was getting use to not having a tool box back there. We have several side configurations set up for different tasks. We made a complete enclosure unit for it when we hook up the Giant Vac Truck Loader.

    Our unit is a EZ-Dumer and works great. It can carry a full sheet of plywood and still have a little storage on the side of the bed.
     
  6. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
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    Okie, I got tired of loading by hand too. After the first week. What I do is back my walker on to my trailer and dump it there. I can stack it about 3 1/2 feet high that way. There are some obvious disadvantages to this: such as less room on your trailer for equipment and it takes a little more effort to stack the grass than it does to dump it out on a flat surface. I have a thingamajig at the front of my trailer and I stack the grass on it. When I'm ready to unload I hook on to a cable with my tractor and pull off my load in about ten seconds. This is a primitive way to do it but it costs little to nothing.
     

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