Look what I did today...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Raymond S., Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I originally intended on putting a dump in the front of this box and building a dovetail. After realizing I could fit the truck in my shop with an open landscape body I decided to remove the box. I now have to fab a landscape body. I am going to put a dump insert on the front of the chassis behind the cab. I'll be left w/ 14' for a flatbed and a 4" dovetail. I may be able to extend another 2' beyond the frame for a 16' flatbed and 4' dovetail. Haven't got that far yet. Any advice on the landscape bed? Do's and don'ts?
    Getting the box off was not an easy task. Nerve racking to say the least.

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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    looks awesome man. keep us posted on the build.

    whats the plan with the box? additional storage shed or are you selling it?
     
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Trying to sell it. I don't have a need for more storage.
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  4. h20seeder

    h20seeder LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    check out switch and go truck body systems. I plan on putting one on my truck this year. Makes it a lot more usuable imo.
     
  5. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Usable as far as what? What particular options would you go with?
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  6. h20seeder

    h20seeder LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    well my thought is you can put a container body at a job site and let the guys fill it up. I use a dingo alot and the only down fall with the dingo is that you cant load a one ton with it. Now I can by just setting the body on the ground and then loading it that way. In the winter I will have the sander on its own frame body and when I don't need it I can switch to my dump body and do firewood. Also thinking about renting out landscape containers to homeowners in the city where they have no room for landcape waste disposal. The possibilites are endless. Just makes the truck more versitile in my opinion. I guess that was what I was trying to say.
     
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea mount that box on rails , build a landscape body, and get a dumpster body. Instant 3 trucks in 1
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  8. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    This box is already on rails. To be honest it was a beotch to take off. I wouldn't want to do it often. My intent with this truck is really just a mowing outfit with a dump forward of the landscape bed. My focus is on the fert n squirt side of things right now so I'll probably stick with the landscape setup until I see a need for something larger and more versatile, in which case I'll go with something newer. There are really only a few times in the spring and fall when a true dump body is needed (by us.) Trying to shift more and more away from maintenance, primarily mowing. I am putting this together to free up a truck and give me options when I have guys going different directions. My next item of purchase is a new Z spray and either Sprinter van or smaller cube truck. Trying to get away from the truck and trailer route but you still need the trucks for pushing snow.
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  9. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Curious what kind of money are you talking for switch n go
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  10. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    the money would depend on if you could find a used unit,new unit,or if you could build something yourself .
     

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