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Long Bed Work Trucks W/ Dovetail Landscape Bodies?????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RossP, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. RossP

    RossP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I've seen the Ford Ranger set ups with the original bed removed and replaced with a specialty landscaper's body w/ a dove tail. This seems like an amazing idea but I would need something bigger for it to work in my area.

    Does anyone utilize this idea but instead replace the body of a long bed work truck that can carry more weight and have a larger surface area to fit mowers? Maybe a couple 36" or even 48"s??

    Pics would be awesome!!!
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Ive seen it all over this area. no pics tho. especially duallys.
     
  3. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Posts: 772

    I am currently doing this to my old dodge longbed to put a 48 inch tiger cub on it. look at accu cuts set up he carrys a 60 inch hustler on his dodge
     
  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

  5. RossP

    RossP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Thanks that helped a lot! I'd want something of that sort with the dovetail, except on a long bed with some Heavy Duty leaf springs and bags on there. Seems so effiecient and professional looking.
     
  6. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Oh, a loooong bed, here ya go...........

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  7. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Or this, on a van frame............

    MowbedSide.jpg
     
  8. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I was going to do it to my old dodge 2500, but then it got sold. I was looking at a UPS truck today and was thinking if you put a gate on the back they would make great mowing trucks for cheap money.
     
  9. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    one more.........

    f-550.jpg
     
  10. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,298

    Shep, where do you keep finding these cool trucks? I want to see some pictures of your Rangers with the custom bodies too.
     

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