flatbed truck for mowing? anyone hauling mowers on a flatbed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LoweJ82, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I recently picked up a 1ton with a flatbed, I'd like to use it to haul a zero turn or walk behind mower plus all the handheld equipment.

    Not sure on using ramps over and over but I have figured away they could easily lock on the bed.

    Anyone have pics of the flatbed setup they are using and willIng to share? I've considered a removable dovetail also.
     
  2. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
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    I'd like to do the same thing with my F250. I did something similar when I had my Tacoma. Unfortunately the Tacoma suspension couldn't handle the weight, but the concept is pretty cool. However, here are a couple photos of the rig I wanted lol
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  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    That is loaded up...
     
  4. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is that a split tool box mounted on each side of the truck?

    How did that work out?
     
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh sweet Jesus you're killing me!!! LMAO
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  6. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306


    that's a regular truck box cut in half, mounted vertical, and bolted to the rails.
    the concept was pretty cool; the reality didn't work out as well with such a small truck lol! Fun while it lasted though, and I'd try it again with a larger truck bed
     
  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Id vote for a removable dove tail. Would make it a good mowing rig and not scary like with ramps. Make some sides and attach racks to them and you got a nice mowing rig! How big is the flatbed? There is a guy around here with a 12ft flatbed with 2 full size ZTRs on it. Very slick rig
     
  8. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    I also see your location so the removable dovetail would let you put a Vbox or the likes onto the bed for winter
     
  9. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
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    where could you get a removable dovetail?
     
  10. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Would have to build one most likely
     

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