How big a bed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BrandonV, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey guys, I'm buying a maintence/light duty mulch/box truck for my business. Only thing is I don't mow grass anymore and was wanting an opinon so I can get things priced. It'll be a ford lcf or w4500 or sterling cabover, I'm going to outfit it w/ a switch n go, with the main bed being a landscaper bed (or maybe a "vanscaper'') what i want to know, hopefully from you guys that mow more, is what lenght of bed do i need (minus dove tail) to get eventually 2 mowers on... right now we run just one walker, and some push mowers and occasionally they take the permagreen with them. we have a 14' trailer now, but its not as wide as the truck will be so i just want opinions on bed sizes, and hey if you have truck preferences yell em out too... merry christmas!
     
  2. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    no help eh? oh well merry christmas all
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i can put 2 riders and 2 walkers in my 20' trailer, a 14' would be plenty for just 2 riders but i think i woulld go with a 16' or even a 20' you never know how things can grow.
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    you're a gentlemen and a scholar
     
  5. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our 16' Vanscaper will fit a 60" dixie chopper, 48" snapper WB and our dingo with easy and still have room to spare.
     
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    what does that mean?
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    The SNG bodies are already specific size options. 8' wide and 14-15' long. You can buy just the frame and create your own custom setup....or give them the #'s to go off of.

    ho ho ho
     
  8. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    big thanks
     

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