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Build a lawn truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by weaver, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    I'm just wondering.. Has anyone here ever tried to build there own lawn truck? I only ask cause i saw some pics and got me to wondering. If a guy had a 3/4 ton truck could he take the bed off and lets say mount a utility trailer to the truck frame? Make a dovetail and be done with it? Any sugestions or what do you guys think? Here's a Yahoo image search i found under landscape truck bed..

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...=landscape+truck+bed&fr=yfp-t-701&fr2=piv-web
     
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    Hey Ryan you beat me to it... a few years back someone on here did a few landscape bodies on some older trucks and they really turned out nice looking.
     
  4. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,558

    Yes, many folks on here have put a landscape bed on a 3/4 ton. I have thought about it for a nice city mowing rig.
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  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Those are the threads I keep track of. Good stuff there. Hope your Merry Christmas, Kevin!
     
  6. orlawncaresvc

    orlawncaresvc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    Click in link. We built our own. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=CEsR57tumLU
     
  7. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    There is a place in GA that makes mini landscape beds womack truck bodies I believe. Loom at some of their pics and get some ideas...womacktruckbody.com
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  8. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    Does anyone know roughly what the price per foot the rectangular tubing they use on the above threads would cost? I have the opportunity to buy a cheap flatbed 2wd truck and after seeing these trucks i know i could weld a dovetail and put a gate on it fairly simply. I live in Iowa i know prices will probably vary but i cannot find a supplier anywhere around here atleast online. Thanks.
     
  9. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    That also is what i'm now looking for. I started out thinking just remove the bed from a 3/4 ton and buy the angle and square tube and go from there, but have since found a 10 ft long flat bed that i think would be easier and cheeper just adding a dovetail than doing the whole thing from scratch..
     
  10. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 899

    Yea I think it will work a lot easier. I am confident in my welding skills won several title in high school with it but the place I always used to buy from is no more. Still hunting down prices
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