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Walker or Navigator users

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1984buzzard, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. 1984buzzard

    1984buzzard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Question for guys that use Walker or navigator mowers: How do you get clippings on your truck or trailer? Back on to trailer, dump on tarp and load, or what. How is your truck or trailer set up to do this?
  2. CircleC

    CircleC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW
    Messages: 309

    Thats an easy one....tarp on your trailer....back onto your trailer.....dump onto your tarp and drive away happy with a smile on your face.

    Now when you go to the dump.....drag tarp off the trailer.....2 minutes.

    I try to never keep clippings on my truck. Get a big enough trailer to handle it all.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I used a manure fork and just forked them up onto the dump. Its not as hard as it sounds once you get the "feel" for the job.
  4. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Use canvas bags lift onto truck no problem I can fit 8 on truck and thats about 11 houses . If interested send me a pm and ill look # up for you. they are great.
  5. Yarden Of Eden

    Yarden Of Eden LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i know walker offers models with a lift system that lifts the "hopper" so you can dump it in your truck. or they sell canvas bags like what was suggested.

    i personally don't use a walker or navigator but if i did i would probably go the canvas bag route. walkers and navigators are expensive enough without the lift system on it.

    i use my truck to haul everything, brush debris, grass, mulch, etc. even when i had an open trailer i still dumped everything in the truck. i have a truck unloader. unroll the tarp, dump debris in truck bed, go to dump and crank her out........lol
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I had one of these units. Removed it after only 3 days of use. If you mow all flat lawns then it will work fine, but if you mow any hills the extra higth of the high lift frame throws off the traction, raises the center of gravity.
  8. ramcat

    ramcat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    i remember getting a flyer for a self loading dump bed on a truck.....you backed up to the side of the truck and dumped into a bin and it lifted the load up into the dump box for you....i'll see if i can find it
  9. 1984buzzard

    1984buzzard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I was thinking about buying a cargo trailer, so i am more intrested in loading in the bed, but now have a trailer with 2 foot side walls.

    Thanks for everyones input:)
  10. mds2000

    mds2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    i got a walker about 2 weeks ago and got the dump bins they did not work with the new hopper design broght them back and picked up a canvas dump bag and liking it and want to get another one. if you are bye your self dont fill the bag up fully its freakin hard to get it into the back of a truck with out blowing a nut and im a big guy

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