Utility bed w/ Gooseneck hitch???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KrayzKajun, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    looking to add another truck for mowing/irrigation, and on occassion pull my gooseneck trailer.

    i really like the idea of a reg cab truck w/ utility body. has anyone seen one or have one with a gooseneck hitch in it??

    this is one of the trucks im going look at

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  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I saw one a few years ago DRW ford with similar body. It was a plumbing outfit and he was moving a mini X on a 14K flatbed.
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've never seen an actual utility body with one. I've seen pickup beds molded like a utility body. I'm sure you've seen them

    The only concern I would have is if you have clearance. I know a salt spreader fits though lol
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  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    :hammerhead:guess ill have to do some internet searching.:hammerhead:
     
  5. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. rvon99

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  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I see it done around here a lot. I also see that most of the utility bed trucks hauling goosenecks have crunched up tool boxes.
    It generally is not a problem to haul a gooseneck with one of these. HOWEVER, you MUST check the truck with each specific gooseneck you intend to pull. All gooseneck hitches do not have the same clearance height.
    The rig may turn fine of LEVEL ground. But, if the trailer wheels ever travel through low spot in a turn, like in a bar ditch, you will most likely tear up the top corner of the tool box.
    So, test it with the trailer you will pull, and always be aware of where the trailer wheels are traveling in a turn. It is risky, but it will work.
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I also thought about the gooseneck ball that is 4"s higher that normal, raise the trailer up a lil.
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  9. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That would help. However, it would transfer a lot of the weight to the back trailer axle. You really want the trailer to ride level when loaded to even out the axle loadings.

     
  10. Junior M

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    We did some welding on our gooseneck and actually made the neck taller so it would clear the bed.. back in the day when dad was in business.
     

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