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Adding weight to bed without tailgate?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ajordan193, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    I need to add some weight to the bed of my 97 F350. I do not run a tailgate and my bed liner does not have the slots for wood to get in between. Has anyone come up with a way to keep weight behind the axle and not having it slide around? Thanks in advance.
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i run the same setup as you. i put a yard of sand in the back and cover it with a tarp. it doesn't go anywhere. having the tailgate on kills my visibility.
  3. chasity2682

    chasity2682 Member
    from canada
    Messages: 76

    I use a 600lb plate of steel and i put it on top of a blanket, never moves. and i still have the full use of my bed
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I made a 2X4 wood frame across the bed and in front and behind the wheel wells
  5. hedhunter9

    hedhunter9 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    I build a wooden 2x4 framework, with a osb board on the bottom, fill it with cement
    with a few hooks embedded in the cement.

    it only takes up 3.5 inches of the bed. So I can still use the bed for other stuff.

    I take it in and out with our fork lift, but could be done with a bobcat or tractor as well.
    engine hoist ?

    I drilled some holes on each side, so I can put in a 2x6 with dowels at different points
    in the bed. Nice and adjustable...

    I just built another one today for our other truck...

    Will try and get some pictures in the next day or so..
  6. cotter

    cotter Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 182