Truck loaders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    What are the adv. and disadvantages of a tow behind for leaves or a trailer mount...big price difference thats for sure. Is a 16hp enough power?
     
  2. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,760

    tow behind has twice the power but you have to pull it that can be a burden.
     
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I use 16hp and it sucks up dry stuff just fine. I have it mounted on the trailer now, but before leaf season come (1 month away) I want to mount it at the front of the truck.

    1) not taking up trailer space
    2) direct it into piles easier....you can drive while anouther guy vacumns
    3) loads the leaves to the rear of the leaf box first, which I would think would be easier dumping partial loads
    4) if using a dedicated truck for leaf removal, won't have to take unit off trailer in off season
     

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