How do you dump?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by HydroCutter, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. HydroCutter

    HydroCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I am contemplating going into business for myself. I have read a lot about the EZ dumper. I am wondering how do you dump if you do not have an EZ dump. I was just going to use a pick up, and figure I would dump the leaves/grass into the bed. Maybe build up the sides like I see a lot of guys do. How do you dump? How much does it cost?
  2. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Grass and mulch get unloaded the hard way. For leaves I just layer tarps and pull them off one at a time. If the leaves are wet I will use 1 or 2 more tarps then usual. I am hoping to get a dump insert before the fall.
  3. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Usually close the door and sit down with a good magazine......:rolleyes:
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Don't forget to check the tee-pee roll.
    As for cost, maybe a few cents in paper and flush water but if this concerns you, you can always use public facilities.


    edit: gotcha freddy :)
  5. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    You have to pull down your pants to... don't you know anything:hammerhead:

    edit: ah crap topsite stole my joke or rather he cut in line :(
  6. HydroCutter

    HydroCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Guess I walked into that one. Any suggestions on what kind of pickup would be good for a beginner?
  7. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    Buy a 3/4 or 1 ton truck, especially if you do use a dump insert later down the road. I have a Bri-Mar in one of my F-350's. The time/labor savings at the dump is great. It takes about 2 min to dump and go.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    dump leaves----MULCH grass

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