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Old 06-21-2013, 08:21 AM
32vld 32vld is offline
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I am trying to be as efficient as possible is my reasoning behind the landscape bed. I don't need to pull around 3 ZTR 's all day everyday like I am currently doing. It looks cool and people may think I am some bid commercial outfit, but I'd rather have more money in the bank. I don't want to sell my truck bc I just put a $4000 transmission in it so I'm trying to figure out the MOST fuel efficient way to drag a 61" Turf Tiger around.


Problem when eliminating a trailer and using just the bed is you lose to much space. When big clean ups are involved you have the bed for debris and the trailer for equipment, or the other way around.

Best way to be efficient is to stop spending a lot of money. Just get a 6x12 single axle trailer. Be selective in what you load on to the trailer. Drive with a light foot.

Also edit to add that get an open trailer. That is a weight savings right there. You want an open truck bed so an open trailer is the way to go.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:19 PM
cutbetterthanyou cutbetterthanyou is offline
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Here is a pic, $3500 is the price. Seems high to me but I am a cheap!
Wonder what you can legally put on back of this setup?
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:00 PM
nismothunder nismothunder is offline
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Looking at it, $3500 seems right. I mean its not that great of a pic so I cant tell if its 16g sheet metal tacked togeather. But with the price of steel and labor involved in building it. $3500 seems ok.

IMO, I wouldn't have a use for it though.

But if your cheap, I could build one for $3499.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:06 PM
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why did you get rid of the NPR? I've been thinking about adding one to replace a 1 ton w/9.5' flat bed and 16' trailer
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:29 PM
Southern Lawn Care, LLC Southern Lawn Care, LLC is offline
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I run a NPR now and couldn't even imagine doing this job withouth it now. If had it a month and I'm spoiled already. I have a chevy 3500 with 12 foot flat bed for anything else and only take what I need. Of course most everything stays in the box truck anyways. Extra things like four wheeler for spraying or what ever il just load up if need be or use a small open trailer and go.
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