Box Truck

Salcido Lawn

LawnSite Member
Location
Tyler, TX
I've recently added a box truck to my fleet and I love it! I do have one problem though. Where the rear wheels are, the wheel wells stick up through the floor about 4". Do you think I could cut the wheel wells short or build the floor up? If I build the floor up, do you think it will add too much weight?

IMG_3830.jpg
 

cgaengineer

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Winder, GA
Don't cut the wells out...the suspension needs that travel room. You could "deck" it and I don't think it would be that huge amount of weight...those trucks are designed to haul quote a bit of weight.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

bohiaa

LawnSite Fanatic
If you change anything from the manifucture you can cause all sorts of issues.


Ever hear of interstate commerance ?
 

ecurbthims

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
sudbury ontario
you can unbolt your box ,and install a hardwood or metal spacer between the truck frame and box ,then fix up the old wheelwells to suit you .If your just a little handy ,you can do this youself fairly easy ,if not,a truck shop can handle it in an hour or two .
 

crazymike

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
Any pics of your ramp setup?

Also, I looked at trucks and some places suggested building a deck if there were wheel wells, but that would add a fair bit of weight.

Personally I would maybe jack the box up.
 

crazymike

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
Nice setup.

I'm looking to do the same setup for this year.

I'm thinking it will be cheaper to go with a longer bifold than the dovetail though.
 

Top