Leaf Removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Green Acres Mike, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Green Acres Mike

    Green Acres Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Has anyone blown leaves into an enclosed trailer?
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,336

    With all due respect, that sounds like a horrible idea.
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  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I've piled a couple yards of old grass and dirt in mine and hand shoveler it out. Leaves would be much easier. Same as an open trailer just it doesn't blow away

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    I use the leaf loader to get them into the leaf box on my truck. I shovel them out by hand so technically it is about the same as doing it out of an enclosed trailer
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  5. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I would never do that, especially if they are wet or even damp
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  6. MyLawnCareLLC

    MyLawnCareLLC LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 67

    I have an old 8.5' x 14' enclosed motorcycle trailer. Got it from a buddy for $250. Frame is decent so just put wood panel board on outside of the frame because aluminum was junk on the outside and rewired new lighting on it. I mounted my vac on the tounge of it and that's our leaf trailer. It's nicebecause we can go almost a whole day and fill so that drastically cuts down our unloading time to one or two times a day. And to unload I bought a heavy duty tarp and lay it on the floor at the start of the day and I grab one corner and have my helper grab the other and we walk it outta the trailer. The wet heavy stuff is a pain then I have my helpers use pitchforks lol. But it doesn't take more then 10-15 to unload which I think isn't bad to unload once a day
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  7. Green Acres Mike

    Green Acres Mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I was thinking of loading them at the side door with the leaf vac loader and then possibly unloading then with the vac as well, just by spinning it around and using it to suck them out. the reason I say an enclosed is I don't have a dump trailer

    Messages: 1,343

    Sounds like a bit of work .
    I know spending is not on the top of any of our lists. But if you are in it to win it I would really suggest getting a dump truck or dump trailer.
    Good luck with your decision.
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  9. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    I'm a one man show and am trying to figure out the best setup for me. a dump truck is not in the budget. whatever route i go needs to be versatile, and unhookable from the truck because its also my daily drive to and from my day job. IE don't want a huge leaf box in the bed and have to drive to/from work with a load of leaves. I was thinking of getting an enclosed trailer and using the front of it as a leaf box as someone else stated. the leaves wouldn't be in there any more than a day or two at most, i'm curious why this is such a bad idea?
  10. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,130

    My thought was to build a box inside the trailer, maybe on casters or something, not only so that leaves aren't on the actual trailer floor but also for ease of unloading
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