Dump Trailer Leaf Setup

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by metro36, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Here's some pics of my new dump trailer and leaf loader. The trailer is a 2012 6x10 10,000lb Bri-Mar. The vac is an 18hp electric start Billy Goat.

    I had a custom mount welded up to mount the loader over the tongue. The sides are just over 6' tall. It should hold just over 12 yards of leaves. I am have a mesh tarp that I will use to cover the top. It is going the be painted black and I have 3 white alum signs to mount on it.

    If anyone wants more info on how I built the box just let me know.








  2. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    And the back door..............

    I'll post some more pics once it gets painted and the hose gets installed.




  3. joee0914

    joee0914 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    What kind of hinges did you use for the rear door... they look like garage door hinges?? I wanted to do the same concept for mine.
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah they are just 10" triangular strap hinges. Like what you would use for a shed or small barn door. They are rated at like 75lbs each and have a non removable pin.
  5. mlavin73

    mlavin73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    I have a very similar setup only I mounted my leaf blower to a frame we built on the tongue. I didn't want the leaf loader going up at an angle when I dumped. Wasn't sure if it was good for the motor or not. Anyway do you find you get a lot of vibration with the leaf loader mounted on the steel frame? When we built my mount we made a steel frame, but I put 2X6 boards down in the frame and bolted through that to reduce the vibration.
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wanted to mount mine to the tongue but it was just too big. The loader would have to be mounted really far foward in order to clear the bed when it dumps. I don't think the angle will be a problem but I will keep my eye on everything the first few times I dump.

    I actually haven't started the machine yet but I am thinking about putting some 1" rubber spacers between the machine and trailer.
  7. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    Lookin good man!!Nice setup..go make some money with it lol.
  8. chadslawncare

    chadslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Nice design, it looks good. I know it will make you some money over its lifetime. More and more places are loosing city leaf pickup because of city cutbacks.
  9. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    Looks like a strong well built box, great work
  10. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Dude same trailer as me and same blower but my billy goat is pull start, Ill get pic's up soon as Ive put my blower over the tool box so It will not go "up" with the dump. Your right with the blower being large when turning the truck, but we will see how it works out this year.

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