Lawn Truck Build

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

  1. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Ill get some pictures of mine up as soon as I can. I have an 08 Dodge 3500 with a flatbed and dovetail built on it.
     
  2. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,267

    please post pics of that when you get a chance, we have thought about the exact same thing...
     
  3. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I PROMISE to get some pics on here today. I have had a CRAZY last week! Any updates on your progress?
     
  4. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    2008 Dodge 3500

    Truck.jpg

    Truck 2.jpg

    Truck3.jpg
     
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,267

    dude, nice...did you have it custom made? and how much was it? we have been quoted anywhere from 6-8K, seems ridiculous if you ask me...
     
  6. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,267

    and what are the dimensions of that bed?
     
  7. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Thanks bud!! Everything I have is a work in progress. We have quiet winters for the most part - so I do something different to them almost every winter!! That truck has 14' flat and then the dovetail (almost 4').
    When I got it it was just a flatbed. I have built and built - definitely saved $$$ that way.
     
  8. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,267

    wow, nice skills, i couldn't tell to be honest...those beds are insanely priced, $7800 for a typical landscape bed, but for some reason it's cheaper if we have it custom made

    any tips or suggestions? we are looking to get a 12' with a 4' detachable dovetail...
     
  9. Woodman1

    Woodman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Well then!!! you need to look at my other truck!!! it is on here. let me see if I can find the link..
    sides - do you want permanent or removable?
    dovetail - make the detachable part as EASY and simple as you can or you wont use it!!
     
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,267

    we are thinking 2' sides that fold down, still unsure exactly how to do the detachable dovetail but have some ideas
     

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