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Looking for a stainless steel bed, where do I look ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by On a Call, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    One of my one ton truck bed is ate up. A 4x4 F350 diesel. Working on the body...but I really want to just buy a SS bed to drop on there.

    Anyone know of one laying around ????

    Or...where to go for a new one.
     
  2. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,675

    Look on the internet..........Its this place Al Gore invented a few years ago that has all sorts of stuff on it.......:popcorn:
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,957

    No way. Well it's gotta be true, I just read it on the...Here.
     
  4. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,886

    Google?

    Galion-Godwin is a fairly local manufacturer to you, their stainless beds have served us well.
     
  5. J and J body's makes some killer ones
     
  6. UltraLwn&Lndscp

    UltraLwn&Lndscp Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    Is this a legitimate question? Go to an up fitter like the rest of us, and order a body....unless you are looking for someone to spoon feed you info so you can save $53.
     
  7. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    NO spoon feeding needed. I can eat well enough.

    Looked on the net found one for $ 5400.00. Sounds reasonable, not.

    So UL&L are you doing crack ?
     
  8. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    10-4, put in a call. Thank you
     
  9. UltraLwn&Lndscp

    UltraLwn&Lndscp Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    Sorry, I should stay off the inter-wires on St. Patrick's day. Too many Jameson 18's I suppose.

    Any how, I just paid 7100 for a 9'6" x 96" stake body with a hoist, installed. That is primed and painted mild steel. $5400 for a SS body does not seem to far off, In my humble opinion.
     
  10. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Start with the truck upfitters in your area, stainless is pricey for sure.

    You can search all over the net but bottom line is 99% of them have to be bought thru a dealer so while one 250 miles away maybe 100 bucks cheaper, it isn't.

    Use the net to see what's out there, how they are made, call a local upfitter or talk with a local fab shop.

    Just look up a hoist kit, you can buy those and have them shipped, the hoist alone is like 1200............
     
  11. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Well I have some calls in and they are putting together quotes....sort of surprises me that they really do no know off hand or use a book ? Anyhow we will see.

    I have the hoist a single ram scissor off live pto from the trans.

    So I need is a box...I can install.
     
  12. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Zoresco has nice stuff as well. They're really popular around here anyhow
     
  13. lfaulstick

    lfaulstick Member
    from PA
    Messages: 98

    Yes I have a zoresco bed on my 550 I like it especially the e-z latch for the gate...floor is mild steel which is good if needed to be replaced...I don't think that is bad price considering my f550 was around 13k for bed,hoist,pump/hydraulics
     
  14. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    $ 13,000 wow, I really had no idea SS beds were that expensive. But, I guess they are.

    Thank you Brothers...We have no snow in the forecast for 8 months :) gives me a little time !!
     
  15. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    U know these days you can find anything on the internet... I can even shop for underwear, in my underwear! Right now @ Inmyunderwear.com u can find all kinds of deals!
     
  16. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Well if you were a chick I might ask for photos...only joking of course.