8 FT. OR 6-1/2 Bed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lawn-N-Garden Guy, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I am currently in the market for a new used truck,Full size with extened cab 3/4 ton , I have been looking at both bed sizes and not sure if I would be content with the shorter bed or longer bed.
    Looking down the road I may buy a dump insert for it.But am a little skeptic on the larger engine size like a 454.What do most of you fella's have and are you content ?
     
  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I've got both, the 2002 is a 6.5' bed, main truck for business, my 92 is a 8' box, Next truck will be a F-350 dually 8' box, hopefully next year. I would go with a 8' box for this business.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Get the 8' bed, you can never have enough room! I went from a 6.5 to an 8'er and not only will you get more bed space, but with GM trucks, you'll get another 9 gallons of fuel on board.
     
  4. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    Get the 8 footer!
     
  5. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    8 ft, you can always use the room.
     
  6. reelgrass92

    reelgrass92 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    That 8ft dump bed sure would be nice.:)
     
  7. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,173

    Definetely 8 ft., especially if it's for business use.
     

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