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Old 01-30-2014, 09:35 PM
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I'd like to do the same thing with my F250. I did something similar when I had my Tacoma. Unfortunately the Tacoma suspension couldn't handle the weight, but the concept is pretty cool. However, here are a couple photos of the rig I wanted lol
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Holy fking Jesus man. Has this guy never heard of a trailer? Or a bigger truck even?
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:20 AM
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The bed is just under 8' wide and is 10' long. A removable dovetail I think would be best I think, however building one to just mount unmount in minutes I don't think I could do.

I've thought about finding a old dovetail trailer or camper frame and cutting the needed portions off then making something that bolts onto the flatbed and uses the Reese hitch for under support.

As of now I only have a 21" & 33" wb however I'm looking at a 48" wb as well and would like to eventually get a zero turn rider also. I do have a nice arsenal of handheld equipment I like having on the truck as well.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:35 AM
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FFLD CT was Land of no trailer, mowers in the back of the pick up….
used to be the ONLY was to roll!

For a removable dovetail you'd get a guy who used to fab them all the time.

Only I don't live in easton anymore…so you have to find someone else!
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:10 PM
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Holy fking Jesus man. Has this guy never heard of a trailer? Or a bigger truck even?
Yeah, I have heard of a trailer actually. And yeah I have heard of a bigger truck also, and have since purchased one. It's called making the best of what you've got at the time.
I posted the photos because I wanted to show the concept of using a flatbed for mowing. I even explained that that particular truck didn't work out. I'd like to see the idea used with a bigger truck/ bigger bed, that's all.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:19 PM
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Yeah, I have heard of a trailer actually. And yeah I have heard of a bigger truck also, and have since purchased one. It's called making the best of what you've got at the time.
I posted the photos because I wanted to show the concept of using a flatbed for mowing. I even explained that that particular truck didn't work out. I'd like to see the idea used with a bigger truck/ bigger bed, that's all.
I wasnt trying to offend you, sorry if it came across that way. I was under the impression that wasn't your truck also, just something you were using as an example. But seriously, that truck is awful for so many reasons. I'd be buying something else right about the second time I had to use that push mower.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:30 PM
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I wasnt trying to offend you, sorry if it came across that way. I was under the impression that wasn't your truck also, just something you were using as an example. But seriously, that truck is awful for so many reasons. I'd be buying something else right about the second time I had to use that push mower.
Why is it awful?

That truck may be the perfect setup for someone working in a city
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:31 PM
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I wasnt trying to offend you, sorry if it came across that way. I was under the impression that wasn't your truck also, just something you were using as an example. But seriously, that truck is awful for so many reasons. I'd be buying something else right about the second time I had to use that push mower.

Yeah I got rid of the truck as soon as I could. Just couldn't handle the weight issues, as well as the pretty clumsy ramp setup.
For ramps/ dovetails/ stuff like that, I'd check out this: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=109431
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:52 PM
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Why is it awful?

That truck may be the perfect setup for someone working in a city
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Besides the sag?

It would just drive me nuts having everything jammed in there like that. Like I said earlier loading and unloading the push mower once would be too much for me. Climbing around like a monkey to fuel everything too.

Maybe I'm just spoiled or lazy, but I like to have free, easy access to everything..... I don't know.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:56 PM
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Yeah I got rid of the truck as soon as I could. Just couldn't handle the weight issues, as well as the pretty clumsy ramp setup.
For ramps/ dovetails/ stuff like that, I'd check out this: http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=109431
Thanks ill check it out
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:05 AM
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Why is it awful?

That truck may be the perfect setup for someone working in a city
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I think it'd be great if you were running only smaller mowers, like 21 & 33in WBs. Z-turns or bigger WBs wouldn't work well
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Shindaiwa 242 string trimmer
JRCO leaf plow
JRCO dethatcher
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