Finished leaf box pics

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Procutlawn, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Procutlawn

    Procutlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Took me from 12-3 to do.

    What do you think? :blob3:

    leafbox 001.jpg

    leafbox 003.jpg

    leafbox 004.jpg

    leafbox 007.jpg
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  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Its too small and wood is no good for the frame.

  3. LB Landscaping

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

    How are you loading and unloading????
  4. HOLLYWOOD6973

    HOLLYWOOD6973 LawnSite Member
    from PGH PA
    Messages: 77

    Does't look much like a leaf box . Just looks like side boards on a truck
  5. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Looks good and so does the truck. Why you guys have to give him chit? That box will hold alot more leave than without. Sure it's not the typical leaf box like we know them for blowing leaves in but I'm sure it does the trick. Geez you guys are hard to please.

    What year is that truck? My father in law just bought a 78 silverado 4x4 with 15k original miles. This truck is mint. He bought it for a winter truck in place of his 99, but everyone is telling him he should put the 78 up in the winter and drive the 99 LOL. The truck is mint and he only paid 4,500. What a steal!
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  6. Procutlawn

    Procutlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    No loader is going on it. It's just to throw the bagged/blown leaves into.

    No money for a loader I am going to buy a new plow for this truck.

    Sorry I didn't make standards. ;)
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    It's not bad for your first attempt. It took us three tries to finally agree on the end design.It's trial and error.Definitely stay off of the interstate with that box, and you may wish you had put 4' sides on it down the road as well.Find what works...our frame was made from 1" X 2" rectangular steel, with reinforced corners..if it works and saves you time and makes you money, that's all that matters dude... :drinkup:
  8. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    That is a good leaf box. My box is only about 4 inches higher. If you can find a used loader cheep you can fit ALOT of leaves in that truck. Nice chevy is it 1/2 or 3/4 ton. I made my sides 1 year ago I used wood 2x4 and 5/8 x6 deacking to build it. The side bords are spaced 1 inch apart. That allows for air flow with the small leaf loader I have. I blew up my leaf loader and made my rolling blower into a leaf loader. If you can find a blower cheep like a mtd yardman and make a loader it might help you.

    As far as the people who bashed you screw them.
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Last year box.

  10. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    You'll be fine with that, being that you are not using a loader. Make sure that the stakes going into the pockets of the truck are tight. (I see you have shims in there). You might even want to get another piece of plywood that you can slide into place for the back. That way you can load the back of the bed to the top also.

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