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Our new custom leaf box

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by PerfectEarth, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    i was thinking he needs a bigger vac also. get a 18hp minimum
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I think that is the 18..does look smaller on that rig though.
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    yeah i think your right. I run a 18 all day and its really not bad. I thought his was a little baby 8hp kiddy unit.
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    That is the 18 hp... it's big enough! The other vac I've used for the past few years was an 18.

    I've seen the 13/14 hp units run and they are WAY undersized on a big pile of leaves. No comparison.
  5. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,614

    Hats off to the builder-looks like top notch work from here!
  6. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,337

    Thats gotta be one of the best looking rigs i've ever seen...
  7. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    Nice box. We built ours a couple gets ago almost identical but used thin wall steel tubing. Metal was put on the outside. Rear door identical to yours. Ours fits even to the outside of our dump bed. Is there a vent on there? I disnt see one? Good luck.
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  8. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Vent is on the roof, shown in a bunch of the pics. Not trying to answer for you PE just thought I'd throw it out there.
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  9. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    They did a great job. Worked totally off what we described... no detailed drawing or anything. The owner of the shop that built it came up with ideas as he went along. Like the inset screening- it looks so great and performs perfectly!


    Yea, look at the pics- I took a few of the top screening. They constructed it so you can remove a few screws and take out the screen panels to replace the screening if needed.

    I have some pics from today. Juts got home- long day of mowing and leaves.
  10. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    We made 12 stops today, vac ran at 4 of them with HUGE piles.

    The box is half way full after today. It works perfectly- venting is ideal, the leaves are evenly distributed in the box (which I think is a good sign), and NO leaks. We should have had a piece of plexiglass installed in the back door so we can check our leaf levels. Can still probably have on put on.





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