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custom flat bed truck body

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by elite1msmith, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    just wondering if anyone has done something like this

    speaking with someone that does not use trailers for lawn mowing season (and he does not plow) he has a custom bed made

    basicly a flat bed witha beaver tail and a ramp. seems like a decent idea possibly

    but that type of body just doesnt sit well with me for plowing, low to the ground, long....

    but i also know guys that plow with standard flat 8 foot stock beds and love them for great visibilty.

    how about taking the stock 8 footer , and then adding a removable beaver tail with ramp? few bolts and the lsat 3 foot of your truck comes off and your set to go for winter

    your thoughts?
     
  2. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I know what kind of bed your talking about, but like you said something that you could remove is a great idea. I cant wait til' we get a flat bed for our dump they're so much easier to get stuff in and out for plowing.
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    the only other problem that i then have is, what do you do with the debris
     
  6. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    What kind of debris? Grass clippings?
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yeah mostly grass climpings, leafs, bush trimming debris, broken branches. if its a big job i would send a dump truck to take care of it, but you know there are always those stops along the way that you end up taking some kind of debris home with you. we bag about 2% of our customers...not that many, but then there are commercial lots that we bag the parking islands and enterances it all adds up