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WTB 11' flatbed or dump body

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by got-h2o, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    As it states. Not looking to pay near new prices, or I'll just buy new. Flatbed must be newer design, all steel. Dump must be low side, drop sides a plus. Still contact me if size is close, I may be able to make work.

    Not that it matters, but its going on a 2005 F550 84"CA and 11'4 cab to frame ends.
  2. OldSchoolPSD

    OldSchoolPSD Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I could sell you a refurbished dump body for 84" CA. You are looking at around $3500.
  3. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Have you ever considered making one. We have been making our own rack bodies for about 15 years or so. I still have all of them the way that we build them they will outlast several cab & chassis.

    This is the first one we built back in 1997. This is the third cab & chassis it has been on. When we transferred it over to this one we sandblasted and painted it and replaced the sheet metal on the side panels and rear doors as they were breaking through with rust. It's ready for another 10 years worth of use.

  4. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I actually have. I have the resources to do so, but I figured I could find a nice used one for similar $. Possibly not though
  5. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I make them out of structural steel rather than the thin formed stuff that you get on most manufactured bodies. The floor supports are usually 3'' channel on about 16'' centers, the side rails are usually a piece of heavy angle usually 6''x3''. When we set the floor supports up we keep them down 1.5'' so that we can put down a loosely spaced layer of 2'' PT wood to help to keep the floor from getting all wavy~~~~~~~~~~.

    Using a manufactured body they usually rot out in about 4 to 5 years and if you sand blast them there isn't much left to them after.