Tool storage for dump truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by seabee24, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
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    If anyone has ideas for tool storage for a dump truck please post, pics would help.

    What we have is an f-550. With 11 foot dump, non folding sides, and currently I made a set of expanded metal sides, back door, water cooler holder, and side door over the tire. It has 1 under body box, and I plan on adding a second over the winter.

    What I need is a method of storing shovels, rakes, 1 blower, 1 trimmer, 2 hedgers, 6 foot ladder, 2 wheel barrows. This is for an enhancement crew that does a little of everything. They really don't need to tow a trailer in most cases, so I'm tring to figure out a good, clean, secure method of storing tools on the truck without getting a whole new truck body.

    Welding and fabrication are not a problem for us.
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is the truck normally loaded with a skid steer etc? I've sen guys do some creative stuff on the headboard on the dump but I think that would get whacked with my skid steer bucket lol.
     
  3. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
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    no skid steer.

    I have thought about welding pipes to the headboard to hold handels. but then how do you quickly and smoothly access them when the truck is loaded full of debris or mulch? I almost see it happening, then think no what will really happen is they will finish the job, then because the bed is full, throw the tools on top, which is what they do now. result has been poor inventory, broken tools, tools lost in the dump, and also constently loading and unloading
     
  4. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get some green touch racks for an enclosed trailer and weld or bolt them
    To the outside of the bed
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  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Any room between the dump body and the cab? Can you add a large cab protector?
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  6. Carolina Greens Turfcare

    Carolina Greens Turfcare LawnSite Member
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    weld holders on to the side for long handled hand tools. Cheap and easy fix if you have access to a welder. You could do the same thing for the bp blower. You would just want to make sure the blower is secured in the rack on the side of the bed.
     

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