any thoughts on truck mounted leaf loaders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cntryboymc, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. cntryboymc

    cntryboymc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    ive been getting my butt kicked by leaves considering a truck mounted leaf loader for my 1995 chevy 2500 with a truckcraft dump insert.i am looking at little wonder,billy goat,and giant vac.anyone have any of these?pros/cons of a leaf loader?whats the best way to build a leaf box?any thoughts on prices for these units?
  2. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    We have the big Billy goat truck mount, I think it has 16 horse engine. Work well for us, I don't know any different though.
    My only suggestion would be to figure out a way to dump w/out having to dismount leaf vac. Tough for two to lift off truck, especially when allready beat up by leaves.
  3. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Had a 11hp giant vac work good with the dry ones wet ones clogged alot.

  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,961

    My dump truck has "barn doors" on the back. My 16 hp BillyGoat is attached to one door. We just swing the doors open. Strap the door with the vacuum 180 degrees from the closed door position. and dump.
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Get the most powerful leaf loader you can afford. The little ones will clog and be a pain, I would get at least a 20hp.
  6. LWNMWR1

    LWNMWR1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    i don't have pic just at the moment but they are surely the bomb. i saw these guys in maine that had one and i modeled it after theirs. loader on the front now i can tow my trailer and load my leaves from one rig!!
  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    It was Landscaper3 I think, do a search by his user name I'm pretty sure they are pics.

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