CCE, Our New Lawn Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by CrewCutEnterprises, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here is our new custom made lawn truck hauling 2 yards of topsoil

    Its almost done but by blowing the alternator in my f350 dump, we now are stuck using this for mulch, topsoil etc till the other is fixed.

    It holds 6 yards mulch, 2 yards topsoil.

    (2) 36 inch walkbehinds and (1) 48 walkbehind

    or a 36" and a 48"

    or a 62" ZTR and a 36" walk

    IT HAS A CUSTOM GATE, 9 FT LONG. Just wanted to share. for more information, click the link under custom flatbed in my signature

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  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    needs washing............
     
  3. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most work trucks do..... when its spring time.....
     
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    hows the clearance above the rear tires? doesn't look too good from this angle. I like the FB though, thinkin about buying an alum. one for my toyota.
     
  5. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    Built to specifically fit our needs. There is a 4 inch piece of flat steel going down the rail, its all detailed in the "OTHER" thread. It has 3 inches when weighted like that. maybe 4. Even over bumps it doesnt hit.
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's pretty cool. I like the bed. I also like the fact that you opted to go without the dovetail. They are just over rated and and waste too much valuable space.
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks low because the bed is set low on purpose.
    Just high enough to not have any clearance issues.
    Then the rail cap down the side makes it look lower than it is too.

    I missed the fact you went 9' with it... funny.
    I thought the point of going a hair wider was to be able to make it shorter (?)

    It looks fine at 9' though.
    It would have just been a bit lighter and less tail heavy at 8' is all.
    Any idea how much the ramp ends up weighing?

    Glad to see it out working for you though.
    Hate the circumstance for you though. Good luck on the F350.

    I finally got fed up enough to go to work on my own truck myself.
    Been 2 days working on the drivetrain already.
    Might be done in 2 more, if my hand is usable tomorrow.
    (trans came down 100% all at once and my hand cushioned it's fall)
     
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Im sorry dude I love the idea, but not what you have done to that truck. That was a VERY NICE F-250, a gorgeous truck, and you took the bed off and butchered it up........it's just not something I would do to a newer truck. I would have picked up an older 3/4 ton maybe 80's early to mid 90's.
    You did a nice job on it though.:confused:
     
  9. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    I don't know about "butchered up", all he did was take off the stock bed and build a flatbed. He made it more useful for what he needs. A stock bed could always be put back on to make it "pretty" again. When I buy a new truck, I am more concerned with getting a new engine/drivetrain/suspension than getting a new body.
     
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    He did a good job building the body, and yea thats what havinbg trucks is all about suiting them to your needs, I just don't know if I could bring myself to taking the body off a truck like that and putting one like that on.
     

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