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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-24-2021 06:55 PM 555 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is Michigan we have trout season, duck season, deer season and leaf season . I made these high sides for my trailer for the latter. I can get 4 times the leaves in there now to reduce trips to way back leaf pile. I made the sides out of 1/4” plywood and put one hinge on the inside and one hinge on the outside so it folds almost flat and takes less space to store when I remove it. It has aluminum angle on the bottom and I drilled and tapped holes in the trailer for mounting.

It is painted with white latex enamel. Then to reach the screws from the too, I made that long 1/4” drive Phillips extension that I can use with a ratchet of a cordless drill.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-24-2021 07:16 PM

well Jim, you have good taste – no not the sides, the Deere lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-24-2021 07:37 PM

Nice and practical

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-24-2021 07:49 PM

Very practical

-- Scott

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#4 posted 11-24-2021 08:43 PM

Cool, just back it up and dump them on the garden

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-24-2021 08:57 PM

Jim…..Very practical and well made….
Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 11-24-2021 09:16 PM

Yep, that will come in handy when you have a lot of leaves and save a lot of trips. I just got finishing picking up the last batch hopefully for the year. I love them but getting too old to constantly remove them. Good idea Jim, work smarter not harder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-24-2021 10:25 PM

No tailgate??? You’d loose half you load hooning around on the pulling ride-on!


Here is Michigan we have trout season, duck season, deer season and leaf season.
- Jim Jakosh

Lucky it’s leaf... I’d loose many cousins if it was duck season!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 11-24-2021 11:02 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Hi Dick we have two J Deer tractors in the barn too along with this old trailer. It has holes brazed up in the bottom. I like good old stuff!!

Hi Lew. I have a mountain of leaves in the back of the yard. I dump this around the base and empty the bags from the bagger on top. It is over 6 ft high.Iit turns into a great compost pile.

Hi Dave. I have picked up leave with the power bagger and this trailer about 10 times so far. I think the last one was today..the honey Locust!

Hi Alex. I have a piece of vinyl that closes off the back with 4 big Harbor Freight squeeze clamps. None of it gets away before I dump it…........ That’s right…during duck season you have to go into hiding!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers and happy thanksgiving to every one..We sure can be thankful for Lumberjocks and all the good friends on here….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-24-2021 11:31 PM

Great little addition there Jim. I remember those days of raking leaves. Now it’s just taking the leaf blower and blow them into the wood line, takes about 30 minutes.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 11-24-2021 11:31 PM

Looks like a winning situation too me! Less work on picking up leaves and more time to spend in the shop! Well done Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 11-25-2021 02:13 AM

Nice job making yourself more efficient.

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#12 posted 11-25-2021 02:38 AM

One of the things I enjoy about being in Santa Fe is that the only leaves we need to deal with are the ones from our one plum tree in the front yard. About four five gallon buckets, one every now and again between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and all the leaves are dealt with.

Nice little addition to your trailer, Jim!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 11-25-2021 03:40 AM

well done,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 11-25-2021 12:31 PM

Thanks Eric, Tony swirt, Dave and Brian.

Hi Dave, I’d hate to measure all the leave I rake up or pick up with the bagger on the tractor. This year we had an east wind and we got all the oak leaves from the huge tree across the street.too ! I need the exercise…better that walking aimlessly on a tread mill.

Cheers….happy Thanksgiving….....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 11-25-2021 01:21 PM



... I need the exercise…better that walking aimlessly on a tread mill.
- Jim Jakosh

Toss some leaves on the treadmill… picking them up and staying “upright” on the belt will be all the exercise you’ll need for weeks.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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