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Pickup truck bed organized

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ondagawood, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    For my small operation I've finally organized it and its easy to reach and it won't slide all over the place. Questions & feedback welcomed.

    Scott :drinkup:
  2. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, I wish I could keep my bed organized, but no matter how hard I try it never seems to work out for me haha.
  3. cubplower

    cubplower Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    i like the thing you made for stakes
  4. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Where's your ballast?
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

  6. builtupbowtie

    builtupbowtie Junior Member
    from Oh
    Messages: 20

    when you have a duramax you don't need no stinkin ballastwesport
  7. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Don't need ballast with a duramax? Your front end probably hates you. The point of ballast isn't just traction-it helps to reduce weight on the front axle, which will make it last longer. I would say this is even more important on the diesel, since it is heavier and harsher on the front end to begin with.
  8. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    Lets some better pics of those reverse lights ay? That is a hell of an idea I wish I would have thought of that
  9. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Yeah I almost forgot........... I use 4 concrete blocks, the ones that are shaped for deck posts, they have a 4 X 4 opening in the top, I just didn't put them in yet. But, there have been times I've plowed with NO issues, so for me ballast is optional, but I use it anyway.

    Thanks for comments,

    P.S - the new tires I have, I probably don't need ballast !

  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    shouldnt the stakes be in the ground already :confused: why do you need a them in the bed:help:
  11. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    you need to better understand ballast......

    it's not for traction

    i like the carpet.......think spring....
  12. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Those are extra stakes for new customers & yes those reverse lights come OFF in the Spring / Summer. I tried some on the lower part of the bumper but lost them in the first storm due to a snow bank !
  13. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Ondagawood, what tires are those and the size? Im looking for new tires and these look good.

  14. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It's not????:confused:
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    LOL I was just going to ask that myself.
  16. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I think the deck post footings are a good idea for ballast. And I think you should keep them in there at all times. With tires like that the more pressure you can get the better. I just recently began to use John Deere Tractor front weights. About 97lbs each. I put six of the tractor weights in the back with about 200lbs of salt and probably another 150lbs of chains and binders.

    That's a grand total of: 932 lbs. Just enough to almost completely eliminate any compression of the front end when I lift the 9"2" V-plow. IT's also enough to keep me from using 4x4 unless I absolutely need it. Saving me a lot of wear and tear on the front end, U-joints, transfer case etc. There's more to Ballast than weight and traction.

    I really like what you did back there, nothing rolling around or getting buried in the snow that somehow always finds it's way in. But like I said, I'd like it even more if you found a way to incorporate an effective amount of ballast. Whether it be concrete, salt, sand, steel, grader blades or whatelse.
  17. searay220

    searay220 Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    One thing your missing is your putter. You could be practice putting in the bed of your truck between snow storms. Love the green grass bed liner.prsport
  18. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

  19. pro50guy

    pro50guy Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    IFS is loving the no ballast