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Old 05-25-2008, 03:51 PM
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Length of landcape bed on 3/4 or 1 ton?

What is the longest bed you could custom make for a single cab chassis? It wouldn't need to haul allot of weight, just lots of light equipment.
I suppose it depends on laws in different areas.


Might have to go to a cabover but not sure it is necessary.

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Old 05-27-2008, 01:45 AM
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My old 1 ton work truck had an 11 foot flatbed with hoist.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:48 AM
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bed

depend's on what cab to axel mesurement ( ceterline of axle to back of cab ) got to make shure it is not to light on the front axel .
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:36 PM
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you can order a f450 -550 w/ long frames so you don't need a cab over, though I'd recommend one.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:46 PM
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You can order a Ford F-450 or F-550 with a 201 wheelbase it will give you a truck long enough to put a 16 foot body on it. As said a cabover would be a better option because a F-450-550 with a wheelbase that long turns like crap.

On a 3/4 ton chassis max length would be 9 feet longer than that the overhang is too much to deal with. Also a 3/4 ton doesn't have the load carrying capacity.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:53 PM
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You can order a Ford F-450 or F-550 with a 201 wheelbase it will give you a truck long enough to put a 16 foot body on it. As said a cabover would be a better option because a F-450-550 with a wheelbase that long turns like crap.

On a 3/4 ton chassis max length would be 9 feet longer than that the overhang is too much to deal with. Also a 3/4 ton doesn't have the load carrying capacity.
the 2 trucks i converted were 3/4 tons and i just beefed up the suspension.they were 8x6 flatbeds and could hall 4 tons.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:43 PM
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Your just asking for troubles overloading a 3/4 ton truck. Tires can't handle the weight and the braking power isn't great.

If you want a landscape truck build it on a proper truck.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:40 PM
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how much more is the 450 and 550 options? I've never prices a 250 but I for some reason thing it's minimal in the grand scheme of things.
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