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Leaf Box help....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I'm going to be building a leaf box for my F-250 this week. I see that some guys put the plywood boards on the inside of the 2x4's, and others put the boards on the outside of the 2x4's.

    I like the cleaner look of putting them on the outside, and especially since I want to have signs painted on them.

    BUUUUT, I don't have a dump bed or insert, I'll be using a Load Handler.

    I'm thinking the load will get hung up on the 2x4's (which will be inside) if I put the plywood on the outside of them.

    Anyone with experience with this particular kind of set up have any input?

    Also, do you think I need to secure the 2x4 uprights to the bed stake pockets? Or can I just make them a real tight fit?
    I have a bedliner in there now, so I can't get in there to secure them.

  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    My leaf box has the plywood on the outside, but it is mounted on a dump trailer, for easy dumping. If you are worried about the materials hanging up on the 2 x 4, put some plywood on the inside also.
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Just make the 2x4 fit tight in the pockets and you will be fine. I pretty much have the same setup and have the plywood on the outside. I have to rake out some of the leaves before I can even use the loadhandler. But mine is the 2000 # model.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Thanks dfor, that's what I was looking for.

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