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Old 06-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Danger Danger is offline
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Dovetail Ramp for Box Trucks (places to buy)

Wil-Ro (Gallatin, TN)
www.wil-ro.com
http://www.wil-ro.com/content/landsc...ody_doveta.asp

Super Lawn Trucks (Fort Valley, GA)
www.superlawntrucks.com

Handy Ramp
www.handyramp.com
http://www.handyramp.com/cube.html

Conyers (Madison, GA)
www.conyerscorp.com
http://www.conyerscorp.com/dovetail.htm

K&K Manufacturing (Griffin, GA)
www.kandkmanufacturing.com
http://kandkmanufacturing.com/dovetail.htm

Complete Truck Bodies (Gay, Georgia)
www.completetruckbodies.com
http://www.completetruckbodies.com/lawn.html

Trailer Outlet (Flanders, NJ)
www.traileroutlet.com
http://www.traileroutlet.com/@Custom...Truck_Gate.htm

I am currently searching for a lawn truck (June 2010). I'm thinking the best bet is buying a used box truck and then installing a dovetail ramp. Ebay has some nice options for around $3000. With a ramp and some maintenance, that's about $5000. If you have any questions/comments, visit my website at www.stop-n-stare.com.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:12 AM
MikeKle MikeKle is offline
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Just build the dovetail onto the truck yourself, or hire someone who is good at metal fab. It isnt that hard to do a dovetail, and really doesnt take that much steel, depending on the size of course, but $300-$500 in steel should be plenty for a dovetail, maybe much less if you find a good steel dealer.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:54 PM
Danger Danger is offline
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On building the ramp myself...

a) I don't have any welding or steel experience.
b) I don't have the proper tools
c) I don't have any ramp building knowledge

It's too much of a liability for me to do it. I can imagine the ramp falling off onto a worker... or worse, it falls off on the highway causing a 3 car pile up.

Seeking out a professional metal worker who has years of experience (especially someone who has built ramps before) would be the best solution. In other posts, I've read of people taking ramp pictures and showing them to a metal worker, as they aren't that complicated.

Also, I live in Georgia and there are 4 places I can compare prices. If all 4 of these places are too expensive, I'll search out a local blacksmith.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:16 PM
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Most trailer dealers will be able to do this for you. I find its cheaper than the big companies.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:16 PM
The Don'z The Don'z is offline
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Wil-Ro (Gallatin, TN)
www.wil-ro.com
http://www.wil-ro.com/content/landsc...ody_doveta.asp

Super Lawn Trucks (Fort Valley, GA)
www.superlawntrucks.com

Handy Ramp
www.handyramp.com
http://www.handyramp.com/cube.html

Conyers (Madison, GA)
www.conyerscorp.com
http://www.conyerscorp.com/dovetail.htm

K&K Manufacturing (Griffin, GA)
www.kandkmanufacturing.com
http://kandkmanufacturing.com/dovetail.htm

Complete Truck Bodies (Gay, Georgia)
www.completetruckbodies.com
http://www.completetruckbodies.com/lawn.html

Trailer Outlet (Flanders, NJ)
www.traileroutlet.com
http://www.traileroutlet.com/@Custom...Truck_Gate.htm

I am currently searching for a lawn truck (June 2010). I'm thinking the best bet is buying a used box truck and then installing a dovetail ramp. Ebay has some nice options for around $3000. With a ramp and some maintenance, that's about $5000. If you have any questions/comments, visit my website at www.stop-n-stare.com.
you know of any one building dovetails and ramps in south texas?
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