Ford F150 dovetail bed?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by EagleLandscape, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    I want to convert a f150 bed of mine to a dovetail landscape bed. something like this. anyone know of a good place to go for these?

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  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Most trailer shops can help you with that. they should sell those. If you want, come on over to weatherford here, and visit schrick trailer sales.

    is it long bed?
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    no, its a short bed.
     
  4. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why a 1/2 ton? It won't carry any weight, unless your just gonna use a couple 21's or something. A short bed frame would be a big problem cause there would be alot of weight behind the rear axle making the truck handle poorly. With the cost to make the bed and install it, why not just pull a trailer so you don't destroy a perfectly good truck.
     
  5. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    yeh i dont think it would be wise to do this with a short bed...no good weight distribution.
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    well you want a long bed, not a bad idea though for mowing. going to do it out of aluminum?
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    i dont care what its made of.

    i have a f150 and an f250 diesel.

    i bought the f150 for 800 bucks a few eyars ago and replaced the blown engine. the thing is all paid for and i want it to be a dedicated mowing truck. i dont want my guys to have to pull a trailer if they dont have it.
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    alum would make it lighter and keep your front end on the ground better
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    very true, would it be all shiny stinkin silver? or can they/do they paint those black or green?
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    they can paint those. i didnt think about an aluminum bed. might work.
     

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