Landscape Bed for 3/4 ton ext. cab truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4curbappeal, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would like to downsize my current set up and go with a landscape bed on my current truck. Does anyone have any ideas? What size bed with dove tail could I get away with? I will only be carrying a 54"wb and 21" mower. Thanks for any suggestions!

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  2. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
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    Truck is pictured in above post. Is it possible to put an 8 or 10 foot landscape bed on the back of this truck! What would be the max w/ dovetail? Any ideas on price and who could do it? Thank you!
     
  3. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
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    do a search on here, there was a fella document very well how he built one for a 99 F250 I think...Anyway good luck, post some pictures as you go...I'm very intersted in that as well, I don't use alot of equipment and I get tired of pulling a trailer all the time.
     
  4. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
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    By the looks of the truck you could probably do an 8' bed. 6' long and a 2' dovetail. Just my 2 cents. good luck
     
  5. STRINGALATION

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
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    T there is a trailer place in new albany i bet could do it. as soon as i find the name and number i will post
     
  6. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks everyone! Any input welcomed!
     
  7. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
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    If you have a long box to start with you could possibly do 9-10 ft, but you might be dragging in and out of steep areas. Even with a long box truck I would stick to an 8' landscape bed. I have an excab longbox 2500hd and there is no way I would want to put another 2 feet back there coming down at an angle. 2 feet straight back and level would be ok though.

    With a short box, I would not go any longer then 8' max, for the same reasons.
     
  8. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know where I could get this done? All of my searches have pulled up mainly places in Texas and North Carolina. Some place in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan or Kentucky would be great!
     
  9. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you looked up in Elkhart Indiana? You can get about any trailer or truckbed ever made there. Also, i noticed you said you will be carrying a 52" and 21" but your signature says you have a 36 trimstar, you looking to sell it?
     
  10. STRINGALATION

    STRINGALATION LawnSite Senior Member
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    American Trailer 1223 E. 8th St New Albany Indiana

    812-944-6077
     

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