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LockedNLoaded
03-13-2007, 06:21 PM
Just getting a few landscape/lawn care jobs and wondered what you guys thought of my starter truck ...

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o199/pappynoodle/DSCN0177.jpg?t=1173823831


Me and my uncle built the side rails for tarping and hold mulch/dirt/debris, that kind thing. Got ramps coming for the riding mower and possibly a small trailer for some of the other accessories if they won't fit in the bed.

PearceLawn
03-13-2007, 06:34 PM
That looks great!! Now it is time to go make some serious dough with it.

Good luck to you and stay safe!!!

LockedNLoaded
03-13-2007, 07:00 PM
Thanks man. Heres a before shot of the rails, they were pretty shot and alot shorter. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o199/pappynoodle/DSCN0142.jpg

Now its time to start the advertising and prepping the equipment :weightlifter:

PearceLawn
03-13-2007, 07:05 PM
The new ones are definitely an upgrade and also a great place to put some signs.

Off the subject here- I used to live in Pelham Al. just south of Birmingham. Nice place down there.

LockedNLoaded
03-13-2007, 07:46 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking of getting a custom paint job done on the wood with our name/ an outline of what we do. My mom a great artist so no expense :dancing: Also I hear ya parts of AL aren't bad, Huntsville and Madison are blowing up thats why I'm getting into this now. Hoping to cash in with my experience and business sense :payup:

LindblomRJ
03-13-2007, 07:48 PM
Thats a nice setup. It should serve you well.

sildoc
03-13-2007, 08:53 PM
So the one million dollar question is...........










Why is the block holding it in place????
Do you need brakes or to fix the parking brake. Do it. To many stories out there of the landscape truck going through a house because brakes gave way due to weight.

LockedNLoaded
03-13-2007, 10:00 PM
So the one million dollar question is...........










Why is the block holding it in place????
Do you need brakes or to fix the parking brake. Do it. To many stories out there of the landscape truck going through a house because brakes gave way due to weight.

It's a stick and yes the parking break needs to be adjusted/fixed. Shouldn't be a problem my uncle already volunteered to fix it. Thanks for the replies.

LockedNLoaded
03-13-2007, 10:05 PM
Ooops double post but yeah thanks for the replies and the bed space is ...


Length = 6.5 Ft
Width = 5.67 Ft
Height = 2 Ft
____________

=62 square FT, bed space

=25.5 cubic yards

if that makes sense ;\


Just a 4 banger but I'm not moving much weight so I think I'll be ok

timmac
03-13-2007, 11:57 PM
looks nice.

mcwlandscaping
03-14-2007, 12:10 AM
Ooops double post but yeah thanks for the replies and the bed space is ...


Length = 6.5 Ft
Width = 5.67 Ft
Height = 2 Ft
____________

=62 square FT, bed space

=25.5 cubic yards

if that makes sense ;\


Just a 4 banger but I'm not moving much weight so I think I'll be ok
LOL, 25.5 cubic yards? i dont think so!! lol

your L*W*H=73.71 CuFt.

73.71/27=2.73 cubic yard's of space :)

Dirty Water
03-14-2007, 10:51 AM
No, its a magic truck, thats why it can hold double what a tandem axle's dump bed can :)

LockedNLoaded
03-14-2007, 06:02 PM
No, its a magic truck, thats why it can hold double what a tandem axle's dump bed can :)


Yeah, I'm just good like that :laugh: I obviously converted wrong and the back gate is being installed today much thanks to my uncle Gary :drinkup: I'll put up some final pics. I think she'll be a loyal start up truck and by the looks of things I'll have plenty of work for her.