Landscape Bed project.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Raymond S., Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I decided to put some pictures of the result of this project here for some of you that might not visit the trucks n trailers section. Here is a link to the build of this bed. We got it back from powder coat today and set on the frame. Obviously it looks goofy right now until we get the dump mounted in front. I hope you enjoy.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=398289

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  2. mlavin73

    mlavin73 LawnSite Member
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    That came out great. Followed it from the beginning of the other thread. It motivates me to do a project.
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy LawnSite Member
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    What's going behind the cab? Never saw other thread.
     
  4. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Side dump. Basically we're trimming down our existing dump insert. Next winter we'll probably cut off the sheet metal of the insert and rebuild a box using the existing dump frame.
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  5. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    How much to powder coat that bed?
     
  6. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What's the floor going to be?
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  7. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Flooring will be treated 2x6
    Price to powder coat was $350 for single coat or $450 for double coat. I opted for the double coat. They did a fantastic job. The expanded metal is smooth. Even the metal beneath the expanded metal is covered where as paint would leave voids. Very impressed with the powder coater.
     
  8. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's a good price on the powder coating. I've never seen a wood floor bed.
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  9. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our flatbed truck is wood floor as are all of our trailers. I think a steel floor would be too slippery
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  10. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it were me I would move the rear axle further back. To me there is way to much overhang and could have problems with bottoming out.
     

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