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Old 04-30-2012, 08:03 PM
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I keep the sides lower since I use the trucks for mowing 3-4 days a week and its a lot easier to back 20-25 feet of trailer up if needed when you can see. But I put her to work doing a seeding job today with 12 yards of soil I did in 4 trips. I decided to do this because I wanted something more lasting then say post cards or new paper ads. I still did the paper this year as we try to finally build a web site and felt this would be a good way to at least have some presents even when we were not spending more on advertizing after the spring rush ends. My old gmc has high sides so when I want to move brush or a lot of mulch I do have a way to do it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:19 PM
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It does look great now no doubt. I have a regular box on my 250 it sits a little higher because of the off road package but after close to ten years its a mess. The guys and myself havecome up short with the steel grass catchers, etc. Hope the first gauge you do yourself and get over it quick because it will happen to a work truck. GL with the new truck.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:39 AM
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It does look great now no doubt. I have a regular box on my 250 it sits a little higher because of the off road package but after close to ten years its a mess. The guys and myself havecome up short with the steel grass catchers, etc. Hope the first gauge you do yourself and get over it quick because it will happen to a work truck. GL with the new truck.
It's a dodge and like the ford the beds 4 ft before the sides are on now at nearly 2 feet more and we never go over the sides its always loaded from behind. So that at-least won't be an issue I'm more concerned the new skid loader driver they have at the yard we use will clip it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:42 AM
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It's a dodge and like the ford the beds 4 ft before the sides are on now at nearly 2 feet more and we never go over the sides its always loaded from behind. So that at-least won't be an issue I'm more concerned the new skid loader driver they have at the yard we use will clip it.
could you make a ramp for the skid steer? There's a company around here that's fab'd up a 3' wedge ramp from 6x6 and 2x6 top to accommodate trucks with higher side boards.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:03 PM
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Looks great! Original and tastefully done.
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I know this thread is a little old but your trucks are so nice man! Like there almost too nice for a work truck. But I get what your about and I agree with you 100%
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:26 PM
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I was planning on doing that on my truck this Spring.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 PM
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They held up really good no damage what so ever to any of the sign faces. The back sides of course got some scratches its unavoidable in the inside of a dump truck. But all together I got just a few corner nicks to touch up next spring. And the signs increased my payloads from 5 to 7 yards of mulch. On topsoil its a mute issue 3-4 yards weights about 7000 pounds which is my limit on those trucks so I never get to test the sides on that. I expect to get 8-10 years out of them with perhaps one restoration at the half way point. But I sure felt a lot better putting my money into carved signs than some more postcards that would be forgotten and tossed away inside a few weeks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:35 AM
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Looks good and classy but, I don't think it will get you as noticed, as a colorful sign on the truck itself. not enough bang for your buck.

It's a pretty truck. It looks like your trying to keep as a personal truck. You know, crome wheels, crome step bar, problably all the bells and whistles. Not the extrsa I would be willing to pay for a work truck.

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