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single wheel flatbed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GLC, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    Here is my question...does anyone have any pics of a single wheel lawn truck? I have done the search and come up with little. I want to build one but need a few ideas on design. I am trying to carry two walkers with 42 inch decks. They can fit side by side but I am working with a 97 chevrolet 2500 frame. Any help, pics, comments, accepted. Thanks
     
  2. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 526

    I wanna do something similar, but never really thought of using a 3/4 ton, I was thinking 1 ton with detachable dovetail/ramp...I could put 36 and 60 stander, and use it for my spray rig, z spray
     
  3. poolboy

    poolboy LawnSite Silver Member
    from earth
    Posts: 2,408

    Someone on here did one on an 1/2 ton truck with a dovetail sometime ago.
     
  4. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    anyone got pics of them? I saw the other threads but not really what I want...3/4 ton should carry the weight of two walkers...one is an MT with 20hp kohler and 42 ghs deck...the other is a MB with18hp briggs and 42 mulching deck...about 1600 pounds plus weight of bed equals about 2100lb...maybe airbag it...
     
  5. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    thinking something like in the attached photo

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  6. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Posts: 526

    that is funky!
     
  7. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    That's a cool idea but that thing is hideous. I think the npr style is the only way to go.
     
  8. GLC

    GLC LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 174

    it might be ugly, but it will make money. I like the NPRs too but my budget wont allow. Maybe once I go fulltime, I may can afford one.
     
  9. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,708

  10. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,267

    I think the old ford is what makes it look ugly. Ive seen it done to newer fords and chevys and it doesnt look bad at all.
     

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