How do you get massive amounts of leaves up from the ground into your truck or trailer? Use a truck loader. Want to save money on disposal fees? Use a truck loader. Want something that will pick up and compact leaves quickly while being built strong enough to rely on season after reason? Get a Scag Giant-Vac truck loader. Thick steel construction and big commercial engines across the lineup make these machines a great choice whether you run a small lawn care service or do municipal cleanup.
All of their loaders come with features that make them durable and easy to use. They use all steel construction including the chute, impeller housing, and constructed impeller, and ¼ inch steel wear plates are fitted to every model. Electric start is standard on all models, the boom can be locked into place for transport, and the outlet is fitted with a flexible end, making it easy to direct debris into truck beds and trailers.
TLS Skid Mount
This compact skid mount loader is powered by an 18 HP Vanguard V-Twin. This engine drives a 20 x 5.25 inch, 4 blade impeller made from 3/8 inch steel plate.
Debris is drawn through a 10-inch diameter intake hose. Coiled metal wire supports the 0.045-inch black thermoplastic rubber lining with a built-in wear strip to let you know when the hose is due for replacement. The intake nozzle is made out of 16 gauge steel with a 7 gauge reinforcement plate to support the handle. Debris exit through a 7-inch diameter discharge tube.
The removable skids have fork pockets, making it easy to transport and position for mounting. Multiple mounting holes add some flexibility when attaching the loader to a truck bed or trailer.
TLS20W Industrial Skid Mount
Need more power? The 20W uses a 29 HP Vanguard with heavy-duty air filter. It comes with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank with a built-in gauge for all day use and a remote oil drain to make oil changes easier.
The hose is the same as the TLS, but its diameter increases to 12 inches. The boom’s hose support chain can be adjusted without tools. Debris exit through an 8-inch discharge tube.
This loader is mounted to a trailer with DOT approved lighting, license plate bracket and reflectors. It uses a two-inch ball hitch but can be fitted with a 2 5/16 inch ball or a pintle hitch. This trailer comes with a built-in three hole broom and rake holder.
Buyers can choose between a powerful 29 HP Vanguard or an efficient, easy-starting 26.5 HP Kohler EFI engine. Both engines come with heavy-duty air filtration systems. Like the TLS20W, it comes with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank. The intake hose is 12 inches in diameter, while the discharge tube is 8 inches in diameter.
The TLB is offered with three engines: a 35 HP Vanguard, a 37 HP Kohler and a 48 HP Kubota diesel. The Vanguard and Kubota are 50 state emissions compliant, and all three engines come with heavy-duty air filtration systems. These engines drive a ½ inch thick four-blade impeller, and they’re supplied by an extra large fuel tank.
The 16-inch diameter intake hose is made from a translucent polyurethane rubber, making it easy to locate clogs. It’s 84 inches long, and is capped with a nozzle that has an ambidextrous handle can be used with one or two hands to reduce fatigue. Debris exit through a 12-inch discharge tube.
The trailer is similar to the TL20W, but it gets a couple of upgrades. The loader is supported by a Dexter Troflex Axle rated at 3,500 lbs. It’s mounted on forged torsion arms for a smooth ride on the highway. Wheel chocks with boxes and traffic cones are included.
The hitch receiver mount lets you carry the TLS behind your truck. It has a locking joint that can keep the loader directly behind the truck for transport, and then lets it swing out to 90 or 180 degrees while in use.
Need a little more reach? The stack extension increases the discharge chute height to get over high sided trailers and trucks.
Are your working days limited by the sun? The halogen work light kit gives you the visibility to keep working through the evening.
The trailer brake package adds remote-activated brakes to your TL20W or TLB loader, while the roadside package has the same traffic cones and reflective chocks that come with the TLB.
Get the Tools You Need for Fall Lawn Care
As a certified Scag Giant-Vac dealer, Shank’s Lawn Equipment doesn’t just sell their machines, we’re able to offer the service and support you need to keep your equipment running. If you’re looking to take the work out of leaf collection, visit us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s one mile east of I-81 from Exit 10.
We can also ship parts and accessories to you whether you live in the U.S. or Canada. To order, visit www.shankslawn.com.