Whether you run a lawn service or own a large property that requires a lot of yard work, debris loaders let you finish big jobs fast.
As you prune, trim, mow, and whack, you're creating various styles of yard waste. You can gather that debris with leaf blowers, lawn sweepers, and other lawn care tools.
But once you collect and consolidate all of that waste, where do you put it? That large pile of leaves, twigs, wind-blown garbage, and grass clippings eventually needs to be put in its place.
That's when a debris loader comes in handy. Like an enormous vacuum hose, it allows you to pick up your debris and shoot it into a trailer, bin, or cart so that you can easily haul it away.
But you've never used a vacuum like this.
Different brands have different names for their impellers, but they're all very much the same concept. They typically feature four blades that spin like a fan and tear through the leaves to reduce the amount of space they take to store.
These impellers reduce how frequently you need to empty your truck or trailer, and they make organic debris reusable as winter mulch for gardens and flower beds.
If you want to save truck and trailer space, you can use a tailgate hanger kit to mount the debris loader directly to the tailgate of your truck or debris trailer.
If your debris loader is a larger, skid-mounted model with a discharge chute that you can aim directly into your collection hopper, you'll need to tow it with a tow-behind trailer that attaches to your vehicle.
It also allows your loader to be kept in place from start to finish, so there's no time wasted with setting up your loader and packing it back up at the end of a job. Just start it up, and you're ready to load.
These hangers fit most entry-level and mid-grade models and are easy to install. In many cases, you just tighten two bolts to attach your debris truck loader to the back of any tailgate. Always check the manual for installation guidelines.
Debris loader trailers are compatible with their own brands of debris loaders. It's expected that these larger models will be used for serious, commercial-quality jobs, and the trailers are designed with that in mind. They boast features made for professional use:
You can find extension kits to extend either the length or the height of your debris loader's discharge tube. Be sure to check the kit's compatibility; most are designed to work only with certain debris loaders.
Larger, skid-mounted debris loaders might come with discharge tubes that have 360-degree rotational necks. However, to get this feature on a smaller debris loader, you might need to buy an additional rotational kit.
Before you buy one, however, keep in mind that a rotational kit might not be compatible with an extension. Think about the feature you find helpful for getting the most from your debris loader!
The hose does not include the handle or hand extension, so you'll have to attach your existing handle from your original hose or contact the manufacturer for a replacement.
You can do it by hand, which will take a lot of time and energy; or you can use a debris truck loader to suck, mulch, and blow it into the truck or trailer you plan to use.
If you run a lawn service, time and energy are money. If you own a large property that needs constant upkeep, time and energy are hard to come by. Debris loaders make the final step of a lawn cleanup job much, much easier.