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Old 02-16-2005, 02:58 AM
Anthony-MB Anthony-MB is offline
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I like JustMowIt turck body, looks big enough for a 48" ztr
of course an 8ft ramp would be needed..

One thing I hate about ramps for trucks is they are so expensive
$1,000 for a ramp , heck I can buy a 5x8 trailer for $575 and it would include a 5 foot ramp
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:43 AM
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I like the truck bodies on Justmowit's trucks as well.

That and others set ups having got me thinking about ways to SIMPLIFY the truck/trailer combo thing. Something like an NPR would be overkill for just residential maintenance, at least for just cutting.

Years ago when I started this business all the equipment went into the bed of a f150, then, a few trucks and trailers later, I am back to trying to put equipment into the bed of a truck, but this time maintaining a more professional appearence.
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Anthony-MB
I like JustMowIt turck body, looks big enough for a 48" ztr
of course an 8ft ramp would be needed..

One thing I hate about ramps for trucks is they are so expensive
$1,000 for a ramp , heck I can buy a 5x8 trailer for $575 and it would include a 5 foot ramp
They may be big enough for ZTR, but the little truck will not handle it. Also, we trying a ramp & it is too heady, too far4 back on the truck.
MJ
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:44 AM
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JUSTMOWIT

Do you know the approximate dry weight of your truck bodies?

What about aluminum ramp gates on the back of your trucks?
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:07 PM
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More examples
Just wondering about how much you spent on that setup and if you like it or would rather have an NPR??
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:02 PM
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Does anyone else use flatbeds or truck bodies for compact trucks?

I have been searching yahoo & google for compact truck bodies but have not found anything yet. There has got to be other service companies that use them : delivery trucks, couriers, and .........
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:17 PM
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ingramtruckbody.com - has the landscape type bodies
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:40 PM
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It's probably been answered in one of their other posts, but I couldn't find anything, and rather then contact them, I thought it might be helpful for others to see it here. So, who made Justmowit's truck bodies?
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:18 AM
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Ok, still thinking and gathering ideas for " a good all in one truck/trailer", next year possibly. For this season I will probably stay with the trailers for everday use, a 5 x 10 & 6 x 16.

Ideas I have so far include building a 2' x 2' cage(angle iron & expanded metal) and bolting it to the rails of truck where a tool box would normally go. Have 2 doors to the cage, one on the passenger side & one on the drivers side. Maybe a modified ladder rack using the four stake pockets for a little overhead storage. Also trimmer racks on the side rails of truck. I am thinking of using a longbed ford ranger for the truck. With this truck I can still pull the 5 x 10' trailer when needed and it is low enough to the ground for a shallow angle(lightweight) ramp. Still thinking on the ramp set up for efficiency and cost.

As always thank you everyone for your ideas, input, and assistance! Any further ideas, comments, critiques are welcome please.
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Old 02-25-2005, 10:27 AM
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If I was ever to buy a truck, it would most likly be one of these.........
http://www.isuzu.com.au/isuzutrucks_4x4series.asp

click on the Model numbers on the left ith the grid!

I love these trucks. Saw one today out front of my joint. Not as big as they look in the pics! 4wd to boot!
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