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outrunjason
01-08-2008, 01:02 AM
I don't know what you call these so I couldn't search for it. The trucks with no bed but instead have a trailer on them. I would like to do this. I hate pulling a trailer when I have nothing in the bed and could just make that into a trailer.

Anyone on here doing this and see any advantages of it? I am starting to see them everywhere here.

STRINGALATION
01-08-2008, 01:33 AM
i THINK THIS IS WHAT YOU MEAN. these guys have been getting this in your neck of the wooods
there is also the cab over isuzu and fuso trucks. i think they are great in concept. i like the idea of one for specific things and trailors for others. hope this helps i never tried linking
http://www.isuzucv.com/nseries/n_byo.html

on the isuzu one change body-types to the landscaper
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=109431

outrunjason
01-08-2008, 01:39 AM
That second pic is it. Small truck just for 2 guys and the little trailer on the back. Sounds like a good idea to me. I think I heard they were about 1,500 to have made and put on.

STRINGALATION
01-08-2008, 02:09 AM
That Thread Tells The Price And Where I Think It Was 1500. And Ther Is A Pic In That Thread Were A Guy Has A Fleet Of Them

outrunjason
01-08-2008, 02:12 AM
Yeah my bad I didn't even read on down. By the way. Where is just mow it. I didn't see them any during the 2007 season. Are they still on here?

STRINGALATION
01-08-2008, 02:14 AM
"this is a quote from that thread"



I got this one for $1550 and it is just about the same as JustMowIt In fact they gave me the number and contact to Prime Trailers in Mckinney Texas ask for Gary or Jeremy . They can paint it whatever color you need included in the price. It has worked great for me. I have only had it in service fo a week or so. I am no longer worried about being in the truck with the crew. I always thought a trailer was too much liability for the unskilled driver. Plus cuts down on gas. It will fit 3 guys. No bungies needed for the mowers. There is a little piece of angle iron behind the rear wheel of the second mower on the right and the single left mower.

I probably will extend the gate a little further to make it hit the ground and to decrease the angle of ascent. It is a bit of booger getting the mowers up it and going down is a bit rough taking the 4 inch drop when you are tired a the end of the day and lazy. I am worried about the life of the wheels. So I probably will get the ramp extended.
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outrunjason
01-08-2008, 02:41 AM
Good stuff. I know where prime trailers is. They actually had a huge fire and the moved further away but they do great work.

STRINGALATION
01-08-2008, 02:43 AM
glad to help!!!

shepoutside
02-11-2008, 10:52 PM
:) Yes, thanks, was in a long search for that post too

nt1
02-12-2008, 12:14 AM
Here a few photos of some I've saved. Been thinking about doing something like this for while.

nt1
02-12-2008, 12:19 AM
A Few more, some have been posted by other Lawnsite users/members.

nt1
02-12-2008, 12:26 AM
Last ones. This is a Ford Ranger loaded to the gills with a stander, push mower, and all sorts of equipment. A little rough looking but a lot of stuff packed in a small package.

outrunjason
02-12-2008, 04:39 AM
Great pics. That one truck with the Green bed on it that is like some that I have seen around here. Some of the other pics those beds are HUGE. I would do the Ford Ranger thing in time if I had a crew to send out.

Thanks for taking the time to get all those pics. Also I am waiting for Justmowit to show back up cause he has them I think. I also want to see his barn and work area.

4curbappeal
02-12-2008, 05:19 AM
Great post! I am wanting to do the same thing with one of my trucks. Thanks to everyone who posted pic's and ideas!

02DURAMAX
02-12-2008, 08:43 AM
Thats one i want to try also with a truck.

Landrus2
02-12-2008, 09:54 AM
Where do you put the ZTR?:drinkup:

All_Toro_4ME
02-12-2008, 10:32 AM
Thats a good question. I'd like to know myself where the Z goes, or do you even bring it along? Or is this more for smaller operations?

nt1
02-12-2008, 01:32 PM
Thats a good question. I'd like to know myself where the Z goes, or do you even bring it along? Or is this more for smaller operations?

Ztr on a small truck? Here ya go

nt1
02-12-2008, 01:35 PM
Here is an Ford E350 van with landscape bed made here in dallas. http://durahauler.com/_wsn/page2.html

nt1
02-12-2008, 01:41 PM
Great pics. That one truck with the Green bed on it that is like some that I have seen around here. Some of the other pics those beds are HUGE. I would do the Ford Ranger thing in time if I had a crew to send out.

Thanks for taking the time to get all those pics. Also I am waiting for Justmowit to show back up cause he has them I think. I also want to see his barn and work area.

Some ford ranger conversions.

nt1
02-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Some more Rangers.

Blueribbonlawns
02-12-2008, 01:54 PM
Here's one i found

All_Toro_4ME
02-12-2008, 02:55 PM
Very nice pics guys.

Blueribbonlawns
02-12-2008, 03:42 PM
Ztr on a small truck? Here ya go

Wow that truck is awsome very nicely done!!!

DBL
02-12-2008, 04:04 PM
i like that E 350 with the landscape body

YardBoss Lawncare
02-27-2008, 08:18 PM
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merrimacmill
03-01-2008, 03:58 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of how they mount onto the frame. I'm going to building one, but I just don't know how to mount it to the frame.

YardBoss Lawncare
03-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Someone please respond to that! With pictures, because I would like to build one too.

shepoutside
03-01-2008, 03:17 PM
traditional method..........

topsites
03-01-2008, 03:23 PM
So what's this type of a body called?

btw great idea, the perfect FE solution.

shepoutside
03-01-2008, 03:25 PM
Here is the bottom......

shepoutside
03-01-2008, 03:27 PM
these panels with the holes, extend under the beavertail,( this deck isn't a beavertail, it's for a salter, but same principle to mount the overhang to the frame) and mount forward on the side of the frame, A little overkill, but rather safe than sorry.

merrimacmill
03-01-2008, 10:32 PM
I'm still kind of confused on how they mount. Can you buy kits somewhere with those bushings and all that in them?

I used google sketch up to make this. I don't know how to use it so its kind of bad, and way out of scale. And I have no idea why some lines are thicker than others. But it will give anyone whos built one an idea of how I'm planning on building the frame. I fuiger that I would just be able to bolt the cross supports to the frame rail with some bushings in between. Any opinions?

flatlander42
07-17-2010, 06:45 PM
just subscribing

kevin16856
08-12-2010, 09:03 PM
Which allows you to move more equipment weight-wise; a pulled trailer, or a trailer on top of a truck?

BCL Services
08-12-2010, 10:01 PM
I am interested in this too. Here is my subscription. :)

Johnny test
08-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Some more Rangers.

Holly ****, I'm in love with this truck. If I had that truck, married a little Mexican girl and hire her son as my partner, and ran the business out our apartment, I could low-ball anybody in the country and make profit!!!!