View Full Version : box truck quedtion

02-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Need help turning a box truck into a lawn truck . I need advice on where to purchase the gate to load and unload mowers. Has anyone done this ? please advise.

02-02-2009, 12:12 AM
Take it to a local welder and have them build it to your specs. Usually same or less money than buying production crap and trying to make it fit.

South Florida Lawns
02-02-2009, 12:16 AM
Go to a trailer dealer and ask them to fab you one up. Bring them some pics or drawings of what you want.

02-02-2009, 12:44 PM
Look at our site and see if this is what you want.


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02-03-2009, 12:41 PM
That ramp is a perfect example of why not to buy a prefab. Not only does it have a complicated stabilizer that adds to the weight, it also looks under built. A landscape crew would destroy that thing.

If I ever put one on my box truck, It would be a Dovetail setup. I'd have a fixed portion attached to the truck so that the ramp part would be shorter (more sturdy and lighter). Maybe someone else can better explain a dovetail setup or post a picture.

Horizon Lawn
02-03-2009, 01:45 PM
I have a box with a dove tail set up. I works great

Horizon Lawn
02-03-2009, 01:48 PM
there is a pic in my photo album if you want to go and look at it. Its just the back of the truck with the billy goat loader hooked up to it.