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Giant Vac 29HP Leaf Loader?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by mkwl, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Hey guys-

    I'm seriously considering buying a used ('08) Giant Vac 29HP Leaf Loader for this fall. Now- I'm going to be taking off the "trailer" portion of it for this year, and using it as a skid mount unit mounted in the bed of my truck (loading into my dump trailer). Because the unit is designed to load into a large dump truck, it's got a long VERTICAL "discharge chute" (factory, but still taller than I really need). So, I'm wondering if I could just take out the "middle riser" section of the discharge chute without any ill-effects? Anyone know if that would cause me a problem? I'd ideally like to remove the middle portion of the riser, and turn it 180* so it'll load into my dump trailer with a leaf box (building it now).

  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    wont be a problem.

    I would be more worried with how your going to route the intake hose when it is sitting in the bed of your truck.
  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Ok thanks- drop the tailgate, reconnect hose, and vacuum away- several guys here have it set up the same way- have to get the pile a little closer to the truck but still not too bad.

    Messages: 1,343

    I cut a good foot out of my giant vac discharge riser when i mounted it on the gate of my truck with no problem. In fact the leaves have to travel less to their final resting palce!
    Good luck.
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  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    I would come up with a mount to keep the suction hose hooked up. Having to deal with that every time is a pain in the a$$.

    I mounted mine on the tongue of the trailer with the intake on the passenger side. works good but im betting your trailer tongue is to short.
  6. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    It's only one hose clamp- it's off in 30 seconds, and I only service 1+ acre homes with a LOT of leaves so if I had to disconnect it more than 5 or 6 times a day it'd be a lot. Next year I'm hoping to have a dump truck, will put the trailer kit back on it, and use it as originally intended. But for now, adding it to what I already have.

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