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How many of you use box trucks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by The landscaper, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    Here are a couple of pics. This is a standard wheel base dodge. We can fit one 60" chopper, 36" walk-behind, and a push mower on the bed. It has a 9' deck and 4' dovetail.

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  2. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Nice looking set ups Lawnworks.
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    Thanks for the pics. Very nice setup with both trucks. I personally like the idea of a dually truck with a landscape bed on it.

    The only thing I'm thinking is that it would probably not be a good idea to pull a trailer, if I decided that there was a need to pull the trailer, from the back of a landscape bed. Being that it would be so far behind the axle and very far away from the frame of the truck I would think that the bed would need to be strengthened quite a bit to do this? Any comments?
     
  4. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    I just depends on what you are hauling. I don't think pulling a 7000 pound bobcat would be a good idea, but I pulled my ASV on a trailer behind it w/ no problems. That was about 5000-5500 pounds including the trailer.
     
  5. TLM

    TLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I have a flat bed on a 4500HI, dumpping the bed and getting a 17' box in about 3 weeks!
    I will still keep the hitch to pull my 7 ton dump trailer.
    22500 GVW hell yes!!
     
  6. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Posts: 5,407

    4500HI? What is that? Any pics? How much for the box?
     
  7. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

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