F350 Landscape Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by zwhit81, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. zwhit81

    zwhit81 LawnSite Member
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    I am interested in putting a landscape bed onto a F350 with duals. I would be hauling a 48" Ferris ZTR and a 52" Ferris ZTR. Would this be feasible? I have a lot of yards that it is a challenge to haul around a 14ft trailer and looking for something more practicle. I dont want a traditional landscape truck because I would be using the 350 for other things besides my landscape business. So...will it work?
     
  2. MasScape

    MasScape LawnSite Senior Member
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    A lot of weight with the dove tail bed and mowers for a f350. I wouldnt. If you were talking about a f450 or larger than I would see it. Just my 2 cents
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  3. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's the payload on that truck, around 4-4.5k? And your mowers probobly weigh in around 2-2.5k?

    Depends on how you build the body. I personally have thought about doing this, it's a great idea if the math works.
     
  4. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im with mas. I think with the weight of the mowers, the landscape bed itself, and a dovetail ramp you will be overweight. If you had something like a 4 or 550 there would be no problem. With a 350, I suppose it is possible, but probably very close, if not overweight.
     
  5. Dr. Cornwallis

    Dr. Cornwallis LawnSite Senior Member
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    The idea sounds awesome, I don't know what the weight limits are on a 350 dually though.
     
  6. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
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    A 350 drw is 7000 lb payload, no way can he overload it with 2 mowers
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  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    7k payload ! really


    The GVWR is between 11k and 12k ? truck weights 8k empty ? 4k left for fuel passengers and load in bed
     
  8. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why don't you go on ford website before you say anything.....
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  9. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You sure about this? 7k is the payload on my dump trailer....I went with a trailer instead of a truck because the only way I could get that kind of payload in a truck was with a 550 class.
     
  10. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
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