Thoughts on loadhandler systems removing leafs from clean ups?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by shop's lawn, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. shop's lawn

    shop's lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I have a flat bed truck that does not dump. Looking for faster ways of removing leafs/debris from clean-ups then raking or kicking out of truck.

    Whats your experience or thoughts on the fabric crank out load handler systems?

    sytems like these-
  2. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Looks like something for grandpa, I would bet that it would work once and then not, don't throw your money away.
  3. gonemowin1

    gonemowin1 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Messages: 7

    I have used one of these for the past two seasons and they work great. I picked one up on a clearance sale thinking it might be a bust, but it works well. Not perfect, I still have to clear out around the wheel wells, but it definately gets the bulk out. I have a regular pick-up bed with 2' sideboards, and we bag the leaves and walk-em down to get as much into one truckload as possible but it can be unloaded by 1 person in about 5 minutes. Really full loads sometimes require raking part of it out first but even then it sure saves the old back...
  4. rcpeoples

    rcpeoples LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I use loadhandler all the time. Only problem I have with leaves is when the are dry. Not enough pressure on fabric so it tends to roll up and leave load of leaves there. For any other material you can't beat it.
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  5. sealcutter

    sealcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 255

    We never used ours for leaves, years ago I was the fool who had mulch dropped at customers houses and learned it is much easier to off load from the truck rather than loading a wheel barrel from the ground. I still have two that we been using for the last week mulching a private co. property. Nothing can beat a dumper but I can't even count how many times these have come in handy. My stake body dumper is awesome but these have their place when needed we even use it for river rock with no problems.

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