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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by willgro89, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. willgro89

    willgro89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    What is the best and quickest way to get the leaves on a trailer with out a leaf vac. Thanks
  2. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Tarp them and carry them on the trailer like a Santa Clause sack and dump them onto a larger tarp laying on the floor of the trailer...when you get to the dump just pull the tarp that is under the leaves to get them all off...if there is a ton of leaves you will want to go something like tarp,leaves,tarp,leaves etc...so you can pull off a more manageable amount of weight at a time.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That is positively the fastest way of doing it - short of having something to tie on to. The layering thing definitely works the best. Then, when your done. you have minimal sweeping to do. Myself, I always used a pitchfork and pushed decent sized bites out of the pile, but that's not as efficient.
  4. rmcouto

    rmcouto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    For sure the tarp set up..
  5. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    Easiest way to get them off if you don't have a dump bed is the load handler,just put the handle on and crank them off,works even when they are wet.Tarp them on,crank them off,bought it for $170 from a sponsor on LS.

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