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box truck quedtion

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kingz, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. kingz

    kingz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Need help turning a box truck into a lawn truck . I need advice on where to purchase the gate to load and unload mowers. Has anyone done this ? please advise.
  2. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    Take it to a local welder and have them build it to your specs. Usually same or less money than buying production crap and trying to make it fit.
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Go to a trailer dealer and ask them to fab you one up. Bring them some pics or drawings of what you want.
  4. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

  5. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 991

    That ramp is a perfect example of why not to buy a prefab. Not only does it have a complicated stabilizer that adds to the weight, it also looks under built. A landscape crew would destroy that thing.

    If I ever put one on my box truck, It would be a Dovetail setup. I'd have a fixed portion attached to the truck so that the ramp part would be shorter (more sturdy and lighter). Maybe someone else can better explain a dovetail setup or post a picture.
  6. Horizon Lawn

    Horizon Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have a box with a dove tail set up. I works great
  7. Horizon Lawn

    Horizon Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    there is a pic in my photo album if you want to go and look at it. Its just the back of the truck with the billy goat loader hooked up to it.

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