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Old 06-21-2012, 11:29 PM   post #1 of 8
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Default Use trailer as leaf collector?

I have a JD X300 with a 17 cu ft trailer. My 5 acre property is heavily wooded and I have a tremendous amount of leaves to gather in the fall.

Is there an attachment that connects to a trailer rather than the bags? I would love to be able to dump the trailer full of leaves rather than smaller individual bags.

I know the PowerFlow & chute would be one part of the system. The part I haven't found is what would attach to the trailer. I could rig something up, but a customized unit would be preferable.

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 PM   post #2 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

Might be easier and cheaper in the long run to find a used system like in the photo below
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:24 AM   post #3 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

someone here made one, I think it was made out of wood, came out real nice.

maybe someone can find the post...

this is not the post but a similar one:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-catcher-2000/

another similar:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/...345613082.html


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Old 06-22-2012, 03:14 AM   post #4 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=228608

Your looking for a MC519 cart. I modified this one to fit my 2305. slkpk
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:16 AM   post #5 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

Brinly-Hardy makes a system for the 10P cart. I thought there was a similar system available for the 17P cart as well but can't seem to find any info on it.

http://www.brinly.com/LVS_33BH.html
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:08 AM   post #6 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

I have towed my 10cuft cart behind my 165 along with the bagger and when the bags are full dump them in the cart keep going. That way I didnt have to make several trips back and forth, still a pain come to think of it. Maybe get a Agri-fab tow behind vac/bagger system and sell the bagger.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:40 AM   post #7 of 8
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Default Re: Use trailer as leaf collector?

Try this:www.trac-vac.com

The 1080 pull-behind is for a 17 cu.ft. trailer

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:50 AM   post #8 of 8
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I use a cart to do exactly what you are talking about. I go from the powerflow to bagger shute to flexible 6" or 8" b alck drain pipe (as big as you can get) to cart with wooden side and cloth top (stuff I had lying around) The back gate of my cart is chicken wire so there is air flow. works really good.
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