vac on tail gate

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by i cut with ferris, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If your talking about making it into a swing away but want to keep the hitch empty your going to be going custom. We made a 20hp giant vac into a swing away about 9 years ago we still use it. It's mounted to the box wall but instead of a wooden 2x4 we have a steel 2x4 with large pipes we use for hinges welded to it. Then we have a heavy piece of angle iron welded to the back that gives the vac a seat to sit on when not swinging away. Then its got a bolt that keeps it in place. If you feel you can make something like that go for it but if your not comfortable with having a large chunk of iron hanging off the back of your truck held by welds you made go find a pro and have him design and build something for ya.
     
  2. i cut with ferris

    i cut with ferris LawnSite Member
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    do you have any pics?
     
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. i cut with ferris

    i cut with ferris LawnSite Member
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    i was thinking about making the gate do that.
     
  5. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 11hp trac vac and i know what you mean about the end of the day lift off. Mine is the hitch mount but still has to be lifted off like yours.. Im currently welding in a piece of channel iron to the front of my trailer and mounting the vac there, just wanted to share, good luck
     
  6. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. i cut with ferris

    i cut with ferris LawnSite Member
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    hopefully by next fall i ll have something lol.
     
  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm sure you will just think on it from time to time and when it comes time to build you should already have all the kinks worked out.
     

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