mounting leaf loader

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by STIHL GUY, Sep 15, 2010.


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i was wanting to mount my leaf loader onto the front of my has a swingaway hitch so i was wondering if i could just put a hitch reciever on the front of the truck or not? i thing i have seen it before...
  2. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

    Stihl Guy,
    I did exactly just that about 3 weeks ago. I bought a DrawTite front mount hitch receiver for my F250. Took about a 2 hours to put it on myself but overall it was pretty easy. I then went to a local welding fab shop with a rough diagram of what I wanted built. I could have bought a swingaway hitch but the fab shop is only charging me $125 for my custom receiver.
    Pretty much a 29" piece of 2x2 stock pipe with a 12"x25" platform raised 3" on the end of it. I had to buy a extension piece for my loader and have the fab shop raise the platform 3" higher just so the loader would be tall enough to clear my dump insert
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    my loader mounts on my plow mount.....PVC over the cab to the box

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