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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    It's a 176" wheelbase. I don't think you'd have much luck moving the wheels back. It's less than 4' past the back of the frame and 11" drop. Dovetail is 29" off the ground. I don't see that being a problem.
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  2. Finestlandscape

    Finestlandscape LawnSite Member
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    looks awsome great job how long did the total project take you and how much did it cost if you dont mind me asking
     
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Took a week to fabricate. There were a couple days where we plowed though and didnt work on the bed. Total man hours are about 50. Some trial and error when it got to the gates and some other BS.
    Had $1600 in steel, $450 in powdercoat, and we'll be getting the wood today for the floor.
    The bed is actually going to be about a foot closer to the cab than it is in these pictures. It isn't set in place yet we just set it in the frame.
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  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looking good. A dump box will be really dandy with that setup. What is the total lengh from front bumber to end of the dovetail?
     
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Total length is 30' tip to tail. It's 12' from the front of the body to the front bumper, 14' flat, 4' dovetail. It's actually moved forward 16" from that picture. The dump is 5' wide. We are trimming down an existing dump box we have. The hydraulic unit will be mounted on the frame of the truck next to the battery. More pics later next week.
     
  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Moving the flatbed ahead will look better on the truck IMO. In the long run it will work better. A bit of weight on the front axle will good.
     
  7. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you move it forward of course it would look better but the whole point of keeping it back is to leave room for the dump. No different than the Super Lawn Trucks with a dump
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  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I understand that. I am looking forward to the end result.
     
  9. jonniebud

    jonniebud LawnSite Member
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    wow thats cool
     
  10. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looking good! I missed your last post in the trucks and trailers forum - I didn't realize that you had moved over here. Keep us updated.
     

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