Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Idealtim, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    For everyone that uses a reese hitch mounted swing away leaf vac...
    Has anyone ever tried to unload there trucks by swinging away the loader and sucking the leaves out of the bed? On giant vacs website they have a video of some one unloading a 3/4 ton this way. I know it would definately be slower than a dump but by how much? The reason I am asking this is because I have a f250 that doesn't dump and I would like to know if i could get away with unloading with the loader until I buy a dump trailer down the road.
  2. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I don't have a swing-away leaf vac like that, but I know someone who does. It seems to suck the leaves up well when loading the truck.

    I'd think that it would suck everything up even easier when it's all shredded in the truck bed...

    Just watch where you're shooting the stuff:)
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Its like everything else that we automate.

    Started with tarp and pickup.
    Bought leaf loader, that was great. Unloaded by hand
    Then turned vac around, that was so much better
    Then got a dump..
  4. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    by me the dump people are anal and would not like us unloading with a leaf loader

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