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leaf box top

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawntennis, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    Starting to think about leaf season. I built a box for our stake body dump but am looking for a top. I've seen the mesh tops that are curved up with aluminum poles for added size but can't find them. Anybody know who makes them?
  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    DIY with some metal or plastic conduit and a mesh tarp from Lowes/Home Depot.
  3. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I use mesh tarps. I bought them from Northern Tool.
  4. Yamaha0219

    Yamaha0219 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    We used wood sides with wood top...cut like two 1'x'6 vents in the wood (lengthwise) and double lined with screens for ventilation...worked really well.
  5. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,111

    That's where I used to get mine then found them at Harbor Freight for about half of what I was paying at NT.
  6. Kartanimal29

    Kartanimal29 LawnSite Member
    from Ct.
    Messages: 209


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    last year i had a wood top with a big vent on top...this year i will be doing a mesh tarp top
  8. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    One time someone sliced/slashed the top of my buddy's tarp for his leaf box up
    (found out when he got on the job)
    Pulled out his staple gun and some cheap-o weed block lasted at least the rest of the day!
  9. IDontLikeZeroTurns

    IDontLikeZeroTurns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have been using them for 20 years+You can access the leaves and pack them why anyone would want a ceiling over their head is their business. Whatever works for everyone else is fine with me I dropped out of the debating society.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  10. GreenRoots

    GreenRoots LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    how do you secure the mesh top so it is easy to put on and off

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