Long or Short Bed?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Kennedy Landscaping, Oct 22, 2008.

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When you buy a truck, what length of bed do you prefer?

  1. Gotta Be An Eight Footer

    62.7%
  2. Six And A Half Works For Me

    30.1%
  3. Don't Really Matter

    6.0%
  4. I Use A Van

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I Use My Car

    1.2%
  1. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Title says it all, when you guys buy a truck what do you prefer? 8 foot or 6.5 foot. I know for me sometimes 8 foot just aint enough
     
  2. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    Long bed. Can barely fit enough in it. If I weren't in this kind of business, then it would be a short bed.
     
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    anything smaller than 8 feet is silly
     
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    Short bed looks better...but it just wont get the job done most of the time... If I had the money Id have a dump bed.
     
  5. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Though I prefer a 6.5 for snow plowing, its gotta be 8 for landscaping/ mowing.
     
  6. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    I wouldn't mind having a full bed, but with a trailer, a 6.5 is fine for what I do. . . don't wanna bugger up my truck anyway lol
     
  7. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    bump. there are all kinds of people on this site that should be voting
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Long bed all the way!
     
  9. Dodge Truck

    Dodge Truck LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 86

    Mowing trucks are shortbeds
     
  10. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I love the long bed for working. Someday when I get a truck that I don't have to use as a work truck (My personal truck), it will probably be a 6.
     

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