Please critique my fall clean up box for pick up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by recycledsole, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    what if the pipe fills the 1.5" pocket exactly? willit cuase a problem then?
  2. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,545

    When you have metal on metal, something's going to give. It might be the edge's of the stake pocket, it might be the sidewall of the bed if the post rub's there. It might rub on the truck bed. It might just be the paint. If it's a beater truck, i wouldn't worry about it, but even then, you can beat on a wooden post with a big hammer a lot easier than a metal one. Red oak for post's is my choice.
  3. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 324

    Why only go 4' high on the sides?? Your limiting the amount of debris you can haul with that short of a box. I have a 8' dump insert and I used 6' high sides for my leaf box. 2x4's are on the outside. I originally started with barn doors on the back but relized very quickly that it was tough to open when the box was full and changed it to having a solid back door with the hinges on top. Door automatically opens when the bed is tilted. I used screws to hold the 2x4's in the post. The box is pretty heavy when fully assembled so I honestly wouldn't worry about it ever falling off.

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