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Lawn Truck Build

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GLC, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,569

    It's just a basic, Toyota 1T flatbed, built by Superior out of Elkhart, IN. They didn't make a lot of 'em.

    It looks like this.
  2. peeklandscaping

    peeklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 306

    subscribed... be interested to see how this goes.
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,357

    Cool Toyota! Is that one of those old Uhaul jobbers?
  4. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,569

    No. Superior, who built all those U-Haul vans, also, built flatbeds. They're great trucks, as they'll get ~20mpg (22REI). I've had 4200lbs on mine, once, and several loads in the 3000-3500lb range. They're perfect mulch, lumber, refuse trucks. Unfortunately, the rust-belt is taking it's toll on my frame. When the it goes, I may try and find newer model, from down south. The newer ones, like I pictured, were available with V6 and A/C.
  5. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,276

    Any updates?
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  6. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    subscribing....love to see guys modifying trucks and mowers for work.
  7. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    no updates yet but coming soon...well, I did take the bumper off and do some measuring
  8. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    more to come this week...got my hands on a good welder so now I may can get to work a lil bit


  9. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    Same here.
  10. southern79

    southern79 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

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