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I have one on my pick-up. It works better with mulched leaves. I use it with a Billy Goat leaf loader. I still have to unload the leaves a little above the top rail of the truck. I also use a couple of cinderblocks up near the cab of the truck to help prevent the loadhandler from slipping. I'd say it works ok with leaves, but not perfect.
 

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Ive used them for years and yes they work. If you are using a pick-up with wheel wells yes some leaves will hang up. I use to climb in the truck and scoop the leaves above and behind the wheel weel out the rest come out easy. I now have a truck with a flat bed 8x11 with 4 foot sides. I built my own load handler on it and it will pull all the leaves (I clean up with a walker so the leaves are mulched pretty good). Lots cheaper than a dump bed. I use it for grass clippings as well, but learned not to pile them to high or too deep along the sides of the truck or it is tough to pull. good luck
 

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I would LOVE to see pictures of the homemade one, also. I have a bed like this, and have thought about this idea seceral times. What type of material did you use for the mat? Does the roller fold up into the bed, or is it stationary on the back of the truck? Did you make it with a removable crank? What type of gear ratio and set-up do you have for it? This info would be GREATLY appreciated!:)
 
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