tailgate leaf loader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Schlepie, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. Tomslawncare1

    Tomslawncare1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Sounds like we have the same equipment. Mine is an 86 F-350 diesel w/ 16hp Swing away. I used to have an 8hp tailgate loader and used to get angry at all the clogs. Especially with damp or wet leaves. I'm toying with the idea of a larger tow behind unti because I don't tow my trailer with the dump.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    No matter how big u get dont try to suck up brush, the town tried to at one of our customers...... it was one of the funniest things ive seen .
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    They do look extremely comical and remind me of Keystone Cops when they try to do crazy things like this. :laugh:

    If they took a minute to step back and watch themselves in action they just might figure it out if they were to put the brush aside for a minute and continue thru the leaf piles they would get it done that much faster. Especially on a day like today when the wind chill was up and the wind was kicking. :eek:
  7. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    I just bought one about 3 weeks ago. A 16 hp Billy Goat that I mounted on the tongue of the trailer. Saves a lot of time. Definately worth it.
  8. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    For those of you that don't have a dump set-up of some sort, how do you get the leaves unloaded? Can you discharge with the leaf loader, or does it take too long?
    Thanks, Bill!
  9. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    A feind of mine lets me use his leaf vac to pickup my leaves. He has a f550 w/ a 12 grain body and a 25hp giant vac towbehind (kinda like lawngodfathers) It can hold about 15 yards of leaves. The inclosure is a mesh tarp that goes over metal pipes that arch the top and on the back their is a part piece of the tarp that goes around the pipe instead of just a hole. The tarp was all professionally installed by some company, it's a realy nice setup.

    I'm thinking about next year making my own setup, I want to get a dump trailer, build a box on the trailer and mount a vac on the tront of the trailer near the tong, i want to get atleast a 20+ hp engine, maybe a 30hp. I'm not suer exactly how i'm gonna go it yet but it's gonna be sweet.

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