dump insert leaf vacuum mounting - what i did...

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by adforester, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. adforester

    adforester LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    So I bought a leaf loader, but didn't know how I was going to mount it...

    $300 for a tailgate mount
    $750 for a swing away kit that weighs an absurd amount

    So last minute I got a call from a client that wanted a leaf cleanup the next day.

    What I did was put down the dump insert tailgate so it was level with the bed.
    Cut a piece of plywood to fit where the tailgate was
    mounted the vacuum on a piece of 3/4 in plywood which sits on the tailgate
    used 2 motorcycle tie downs to hold it on tailgate

    Problem solved for $20
    ...doesn't look bad either

    And because the tailgate is down and the loader is in the middle you can fit two backpack blowers on each side! ..(or gas tanks) ..its nice to have the room for tools when the dump is filled with leaves!

    getting picture up soon
  2. facework84

    facework84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I love ghetto fixes. lets see some pics!
  3. ryan alyssa

    ryan alyssa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Get some pics up!

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