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Old 01-08-2014, 12:19 PM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:23 PM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
I have a friend who runs a 48 and 52 wb in a CCLB 2500hd. They fit pretty good. Rear wheels sit right in the gap between the gate and the bed
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:24 PM
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A 36 and a 48 (both WBs?) snugged up in a full size 8' bed would need at least 9.5'-10' I would imagine...so it would be hanging out for sure. Tailgate cables can hold a lot...but the tailgate hinge would be taking a beating over time.
I think he could shorten the overall length if he parks one on the dovetail and this would allow it to be beefed up for transport. I would not suggest having weight suspended on the tailgate while driving. I could still easily lift my gate up a few inches where my Wright is on the seem so most of the weight was indeed on the hinges not the cables. You could see the tailgate bending where the wheel sat on this one trip yet allow everyday use.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:40 PM
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So for the changing times wouldn't a hydro 36" with a sulkey and a 30" toro/exmark actually mow a lot more ground then the original justmowit?
On top of that it should save a mans labor if it is a 3 man crew?

Or is the 3 mowers for 2 men and a backup?
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:45 PM
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The actual problem with a ranger isn't actually the payload weight in the idea it is weight placement.
I know a guy who has several 60" gravely's on 2000's rangers and he said its good to about 75mph but he sad if he loads 2 # 52" walk behinds it gets light in the front at about 50 mph
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:11 PM
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My Ford Ranger Conversion.
I really like this idea and am thinking about doing this as well, but does anyone know if you would still get good gas mileage with the custom bed?? Does it stay the same? Drop a little? Drop a lot? Or what
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:42 PM
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Funny you post this. I started a thread a few days ago on this. I am in the process of researching these. I got a quote for 1500 to build one.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:06 PM
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Kawiz,

What is your threads link so I can check it out?

I eventually plan on doing this in my area, but i'm going to do some things differently in which may work or it may not.

At this time I have a 5.3 v8 with a 6x12 trailer

I will be using my 36in WB on the larger areas of the property ex. maybe the front yard is bigger.

When we pull up to the property I will knock the edging out while helper is push mowing (no self propelled yet) the smaller part of the yard ex. backyard. When done edging I will get on WB and mow the large area. Helper should finish before me. However, whoever finishes first will Line Trim the property and the other person will blow off all concrete / deck areas.

Yes I realize that it's not the route that people go, but what i'm trying to do is build a tight route with the equipment that I currently have. With the marketing campaign that i'm going to run next season I hope to have a minimum of 40 new accounts. Going to be putting out flyers to 10 neighborhoods at this time idk how many flyers I will be putting out but I will be targeting these areas each week and wont stop till I reach my Goal of 40 account.

The thing is i'm going to post prices on my flyers. Some may agree and some will disagree, but the way I see it is this. If i'm driving from neighborhood to neighborhood and not picking up an estimate, then I will be wasting gas and time that could be used for other things useful in my business.

The only thing that i'm worried about is that i'm going to accept Credit Cards only in order to increase cash flow instead of waiting 2-4 weeks to get payment (ex. with checks)

Also the last thing i'm worried about is that i'm going to have either a 6-4 cut minimum. The reason is that way with the lower prices that i'm offering I wont get burned on cheapos wanting a ONE TIME cut for what i'm offering. That's not to say that I wont be offering a 1 time cut, it just wont be at the prices on my flyers.
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