Leaf Collection

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by razorman, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. razorman

    razorman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I am having trouble coming up with a way to get grass clippings and this time of year leafs from my ztr hopper to the bed of my dump truck. Any ideas?
  2. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Search for leaf loaders on Lawnsite. From what I have heard they are worth the money. I would like to get one, but I don't have the truck.

    Go to http://www.littlewonder.com for an idea of what these truck loaders are.

    I know of a LCO around me that built his own hydraulic lift bucket system to load his lawn waste into his truck. Similar to a large trash truck with the lift mechanism. This would be awesome, but also costs $$$.

    If you are looking for the cheapest way to load leaves, use a tarp.

  3. razorman

    razorman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    That is the way I have been doing it,with only one person it is hard to do.
    Thanks Seth
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Yes...these are a little costly, but effective if you have a use for them.

  5. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Yeah, walker-talker. That's what the LCO I saw had. Nice research.

  6. Aaron Marshall

    Aaron Marshall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    I use a walker, walker has a bag that holds the whole hopper of grass/leaves (it cost me 80 bucks) and that works, however it gets heavy as hell when wet, I got wore out by the end of a day. I just built a mini leaf loader out of a spare engine/blower I had laying around. Its just a 6hp with a 6" hose on it. It is pretty slow, but I am no longer tierd at the end of the day from lifting that heavy bag. With the use of this one, I hope next year to invest in a REAL leaf loader, and the bigger the better. Hope this helps

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