Leaf boxes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    So what will every one be using for the there leaf box?

    I was or am using a wood box with a mesh truck cover for the top. With a swing out vac. on a dump truck and need to bring the trailer too. so i don't think i have enough room with the vac. How an all mesh cover work instead of have wood?

    Thanks for any replys

  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,480

    bridges: e-mail this guy he is a friend of mine and he has the nicest set up for leaves.
    his e-mail weatherby14@aol.com
    anme mark.

    [Edited by anthonygrelli on 09-05-2000 at 10:43 PM]
  3. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Bridges, after you do the homework, let me know.
    I am presently using an all wood top on my 12' dump body. The bottom 42" is the metal bed.
    I tried using an all mesh top and the dust was NASTY. I put the wood roof back on with some vent holes.
  4. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    What no one has leaf boxes for there truck, or no one has leaves were they are.
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    I think more and more guys are mulching their leaves. Newspaper articles, University reports, landfill resptrictions have slowly turned perception on what to do with leaves.

    Our company does $40,000 or so (which isn't much, I know) in fall leaf clean-up and we mulch them all. We haven't hauled any leaves in 2 years now.

    Certainly there are companies, clients and lawns that mulching isn't acceptable/won't work.

    I know this doesn't answer your question, but perhaps will give some perspective on the lack of responses.
  6. wompy

    wompy LawnSite Member
    from usa
    Messages: 13

    on our 12 ft stakes we use 10 ft of the bed .we inclose it 8 ft high with ply wood have 2 strips of stainless with holes in it 6"x 6' longnear the top. we use a tarp for the top a good canvas one .on the back of the truck were the 2 ft that isnot inclosed we mount the loaders on the right side and on the left side we put the hose and rakes and such.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    plan on building one w/ plywood sides and mesh top fitted to an insert dump should work but not sure how high i want to build it thinking of using full sheet plywood both sides
  8. Tony S

    Tony S LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Use a full sheet. When I built mine 2 years ago, I cut some of the sheet off. Wish now I hadn't.
  9. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 196

    So Lazer tell how you guys mulch the leafs and not have to take anyaway.
  10. pfisdon

    pfisdon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    How do you charge for the mulching of leaves while you are still mowing the lawns. Personally, I have been billing for the lawn as usual and running a total of extra time spent for a separate final bill for leaf removal in January in addition to final cleanup.

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