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another leaf box question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigw, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    To anyone that has a leaf box on a dump trailer and one with a swing away back gate on their leaf box did you just use the plywood or did you reinforce the plywood of the swing gate with 2x4's or something?

    I would think that the plywood should be reinforced or it will warp after awhile or would that make the gate to heavy to swing away while dumping?
  2. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    2 x 4 reinforce
  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Still some reinforcement, although I plan to extend the bottom of my box gate a little inside my swingaway trailer gate for more reinforcment. I will be splitting my box door like a lot do anyway.

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