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Old 03-12-2011, 12:57 AM
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Chevy Flatbed / Mowing Truck Project

Today I started working on a Chevy 2500 I bought from Brickman. Here is the original post: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=339201 I put a flatbed on it and now I am turning it into a mowing bed. I'm putting a dovetail, gate, sides, and a basket on it so it will basically look like a miniature NPR bed. The "headache rack" that is on it now was already there. I'll be cutting that off and putting my own on it. I know the truck isn't beautiful but once I get the bed done I will work on that.

My main goal with this is to eliminate my employees needing to tow trailers, as well as get a few more mpg. The truck will hold a 36" Toro walk behind and 2-21" commercial Toros.

So far all I've done is put the dovetail portion on. This is my first welding project so we will see how it goes. I should get more done over the weekend....
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:01 AM
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subscribed cant wait to see the end product.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:57 AM
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That thing is gonna be awesome for small properties and tight driveways. I hate backing my trailer in on those busy 2 lane roads. Good idea.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:01 AM
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sweet! ive always loved this concept
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:22 AM
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I've always liked this concept too, I just hope it works like I want it to. I like everything being so contained and simple. My main concern is the angle of the ramp and dovetail. The dovetail is about 22 degrees and the ramp will be just a few degrees steeper. I won't have a ton of money dumped into it if it doesn't work but we'll see....
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:14 AM
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Looks great so far. I cant wait to see it when its done, i wanna do the same thing with mo 09 3500HD, i already have a flatbed. The tough thing is i want it to be removable. Because i use it to plow also....
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:40 AM
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definately subscribed!!! how big of channel is that?
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:00 AM
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Its looking great,very nice project.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:04 PM
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The channel is 3" and all the square tubing is 1 1/2".

I didn't get much done today. Cutting the old headache rack off took a while. I also got started on the front basket setup. I didn't want to make the basket as tall as I did but I needed to make sure there was enough clearance underneath so I can put an aerator or other piece of equipment up tight to the front of the bed if needed.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:30 PM
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looks great so far. thats a really good concept as well
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