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KrayzKajun
01-21-2013, 08:12 PM
Tossing around the idea of setting up my dually as more work friendly. Ive always liked the idea of doing a flatbed with underbody tool boxes. Ease of hooking up gooseneck, can still mount my 85gal transfer tank, ability to load pallet on bed. Found this C & M bed forsale right down the road from my yard. Its brandnew they are asking $4k obo. Ive never priced these beds before. I need to check and make aure it will fit on my dually. Said it will fit on a dodge or ford. Here are a few pics i took. http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/02487046-0E20-4F9B-A2F1-5BC44787C27F-9310-0000057DFC2FEA21.jpg
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LandFakers
01-21-2013, 08:28 PM
That's a nice bed! I personally think that a flatbed is much better in almost all situations. Easy of loading, gooseneck, and you can put removable wooden sides on it to haul material around and such that needs containing.

slowleak1
01-21-2013, 08:31 PM
Offer them $2000 I bet they take it. Its been for sale for a couple years now.
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KrayzKajun
01-21-2013, 08:37 PM
Offer them $2000 I bet they take it. Its been for sale for a couple years now.
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True, i just to check the measurement from the bak of cab to axle.
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dstifel
01-21-2013, 08:59 PM
One thing I've noticed is you take for granted the ease of throwing something in a truck bed and not worrying about it sliding off. For the most part I liked the one I used to use a lot.

noahb195
01-22-2013, 03:01 PM
Took those simualtors off the dually again eh? It looks better just sayin.

knox gsl
01-22-2013, 03:34 PM
I would if I were you. With the bed you can put an aluminum rail down the side to keep small items in. One of 2 things will need to happen if you put that on your truck. Option one spray the bed silver to match the truck or keep it black and add a big ranch hand bumper to the front.

KrayzKajun
01-22-2013, 03:43 PM
I would if I were you. With the bed you can put an aluminum rail down the side to keep small items in. One of 2 things will need to happen if you put that on your truck. Option one spray the bed silver to match the truck or keep it black and add a big ranch hand bumper to the front.
That was the plan. Get a black ranchhand bumper like i had on f250.
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excav8ter
01-22-2013, 03:43 PM
How much weight will that add to the truck? I would guess its heavier than pick-up bed. I have been considering going to a flat bed as well, but I would go aluminum.

Landrus2
01-22-2013, 04:13 PM
For a moment I thought it was for the Isuzu. On the dually it will look great don't know if better.:weightlifter:

KrayzKajun
01-22-2013, 04:14 PM
I dont think the weight will be a problem. I would get my 85gal transfer tank powder coated black to match the bed.
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LandFakers
01-22-2013, 06:24 PM
I would go for it man

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01-22-2013, 06:26 PM
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Son's Lawn Maintenance LLC
01-22-2013, 06:43 PM
We have a 1 TON with a flatbed. Best purchase we made besides the NPR. Keeps people from scratching up ur fenders and side of your truck getting tools and supplies out. We can put 2 pallets of sod on it also. Our's has two underbody tool boxes mounted on each side. Go for it.

KrayzKajun
01-22-2013, 06:47 PM
We have a 1 TON with a flatbed. Best purchase we made besides the NPR. Keeps people from scratching up ur fenders and side of your truck getting tools and supplies out. We can put 2 pallets of sod on it also. Our's has two underbody tool boxes mounted on each side. Go for it.

that is one of the main reasons, scratching my fenders up, leaning over the side the truck. etc...

Son's Lawn Maintenance LLC
01-22-2013, 07:20 PM
that is one of the main reasons, scratching my fenders up, leaning over the side the truck. etc...

Ours had the flat bed already on it but thats the main reasons i would have changed it also. Go for it u wont be let down!!

Landrus2
01-22-2013, 07:51 PM
I dont think the weight will be a problem. I would get my 85gal transfer tank powder coated black to match the bed.
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In some states if you alter a truck bed you have to let motor vehicle know in some cases they give you different plates and require different insurance:waving:

Marek
01-22-2013, 08:37 PM
I may take our 12 350 with the Eby aluminum bed as my truck till I decide to buy another . Its nice not having to worry about tearing up the sides or loading pallets on it . We even had aluminum sides made for ours so if we choose we have sides almost equal to a pick up

KrayzKajun
01-22-2013, 08:46 PM
Beautiful truck Marek

Marek
01-22-2013, 08:58 PM
here is one with the sides . Like I said so far I cant find a downside to a flatbed . We went with aluminum over steel due to the salting that we do. If the sides get trashed we can call them up and pick up another set for 600 bucks. Cant do that with a pick up. Bed also has a hidaway goose neck hitch. We dont have a gooseneck but it was only 250 to have one installed when they did the bed.

LindblomRJ
01-22-2013, 10:19 PM
here is one with the sides . Like I said so far I cant find a downside to a flatbed . We went with aluminum over steel due to the salting that we do. If the sides get trashed we can call them up and pick up another set for 600 bucks. Cant do that with a pick up. Bed also has a hidaway goose neck hitch. We dont have a gooseneck but it was only 250 to have one installed when they did the bed.

I like the sides. The whole bed looks good.
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robbiep
01-24-2013, 04:18 PM
that would be sweet on your truck, talk to them and see if ya can get it cheap.

YellowDogSVC
01-24-2013, 10:09 PM
I currently run two flatbeds. Both F350 DRW crew cabs with winches on both trucks mounted recessed on replacement grill guards. One bed is CM RD and the other is JLM. The CM is pictured. The JLM is heavier and I like the toolbox setup better but the CM looks better, is more streamlined, and is powder coated.
I installed a 40 gallon black, aluminum transfer tank and a portable air compressor. I have a 24" toolbox and a 30". My JLM has two 30" boxes and DO I MISS THEM! I am trying to figure out how to close the space between the driver's side toolbox and cab because only a 24" box would fit there with the fuel fill. You can't go wrong with a flatbed but make sure you get plenty of storage. You will fill it up fast. I weighed my '05 F350 with the JLM. It weighed 10,300 with air compressor, tools, and fuel tank. I suspect my '08 will be a little lighter if my numbers are correct but I have to get it weighed to verify. My truck stock weighed 8,900 lbs on the scale.

Hauling attachments without having to bring my trailer along saves time and fuel. The initial investment of a flatbed is steep but you will make up for it in productivity. I'd go for it.

KrayzKajun
01-24-2013, 10:21 PM
Thanks yellowdog. Yur trucks look good.
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rvon99
01-24-2013, 11:19 PM
I may be wrong, but that bed for sale looks like it is for a single tire truck. I have the same bed on my F350 drw but the front corners are mitered. I payed $3300 for mine last year. I love the bed, it's the best thing I have done to the truck. I think I will put one on my F250 this year.

PlantscapeSolutions
01-28-2013, 12:17 AM
The insurance company may charge you more for a flat bed. I don't know the reasoning but that's how it is in Texas. I know there were some guys that were getting more USDOT hassle due to having a flatbed on cumminsforum.com as well. There were things you could get away with if you had a bed that a dedicated flat bed truck could not.

precision8m
01-30-2013, 12:06 AM
Flat beds look sweet and are super useful. You can put some wooden stake sides on and that will keep things from sliding off. I wonder if you can get better mileage on trips too.

Marek
01-30-2013, 08:01 AM
My 12 350 is seeing 16.5 highway with 4:10 rears

KrayzKajun
01-30-2013, 08:26 AM
Well double checked and tht bed is for a srw. Im still liking the flatbed idea or a low profile service body.
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Mowingman
01-30-2013, 12:38 PM
Call J&I manufacturing in Madill, Ok. They will give you a quote for a flatbed, mounted, on your specific model truck. They have them in stock from a basic style, to a fancy style like the one in the photo. Their mounting service includes hooking up wiring and fuel fill lines.
You make an appointment, remove the bed currently on your truck yourself, show up at appointment time, they set it on and do all hookups, and you are out of there in 3 or 4 hours. I took one in at 8:00AM, and was out before lunch.
I think you will be surprised at how reasonable their prices are. Plus, they make really good beds. Check out their website.

KrayzKajun
01-30-2013, 01:42 PM
Im liking the Foreman bed by J & I manufacturing.
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