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Leaf clean-up trailer

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by robertsturf, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    I would not use particle board it falls apart when it gets wet. We used 3/4" plywood painted on all sides before we put it together, 2 coats of Behrs with the primer inside. On a side note used it today on 3 lawns worked great just have a few things to rearrange. The hose is to heavy to put on the front of the box everytime. I'm going to put it on the side so it can easily be put there between jobs and then arranged when dumping the load. Also have to seal the input around the discharge tube and build a access door to see how full the box is getting. I also installed bows in the top of the tarp to expand the room in the top of the trailer. I used 1/2" pvc with the clamps that come with them. Real cheap $9.50.
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    looks nice.. where did you get your tarp from?
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    Ok so there is an upgrade kit for the pirannha shredder?????? So you see a big difference in the shredding????
  4. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I have used particle board (OSB) for years without any problems
  5. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    I just called my local Billy Goat dealer and ordered the blade and installed it over my impeller with a new bolt.
    The tarp was from Tractor Supply $50.00 or so.
    Around here the particle board falls apart when it rains. Thats why I took the other wood off the trailer it was already coming apart and I didn't want to deal with that during clean-up season.
  6. jplawnmaint

    jplawnmaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    That's why they call it fall-a-particle board. Lol
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  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I'm sorry if you had said something earlier in the thread, but, what is this backpack blower rack/hanger that you mentioned in your OP? I'm intersted in doing something with mine but haven't seen a design yet that i feel comfortable basically hanging a $550 piece of equipment off of!
  8. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    It just a basic bracket that holds the bottom and its secured on the top with a locking "t" bracket. Works well, have used them for 3 yrs with no issues. They can be welded or bolted in place. Costs about $25-$30 to build and weld.
  9. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    I made my own T style blower rack. Welded the T and a hook for it to hang on. Also have a chain that locks it in so I can lock it. Much much better than leaving a $600 piece of equipment in the bed of your truck up for grabs.

    Waiting on UPS to deliver my echo 770 any moment so now I'll have to buy the jungle jims double blower rack, which I feel even more comfortable with on ebay $90. If you are really interested ill show you where you can get it for $90, they're usually alot more.
  10. scout279

    scout279 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I am converting my trailer so I can have the vac on the back tailgate rather than the front. I don't like having all the weight of the leaves on the rear of the trailer.
    So my question is how do you have the vac mounted? Right now the tailgate drops but I am making it into barn doors so it will swing open. Every year the leaf box goes through a slight change as I think of things.

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